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OVO Tech Blog

Our journey navigating the techosphere


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Let's learn Hexagonal Architecture!

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Since humans have been able to build structures, we have formed techniques and principles that other builders can apply, so they aren’t condemned to relive the same mistakes. Even the most audacious architectural marvels, such as the spectacular Duomo in Flore…

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Monorepo Microservices in Go

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A retrospective of one team's first large scale cloud project, using Golang, IaC and Kubernetes.…

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What's your role: Software Engineering Manager

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Ever wondered what an SEM (Software Engineering Manager) does? Here is three different insights to role from three of our Engineering Managers at OVO: Emily, Marcello and Tom.…

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Energy Insights: What we can do

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First, introductions - my name is Tom and I work as a Data Scientist in the Engagement Team. What do we do, you ask? Well, as it happens, it’s pretty engaging stuff... Helping members cut their carbon with science Like most folks at OVO over the past 3 month…

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Building a simple serverless Slack bot for exporting channel messages as a timeline.

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Moving fast and making things. This post has two goals - to share the story of a quick tool we created to solve a problem, and share a template that can be adapted easily for any Slack bot slash command to run a Python script in AWS Lambda.…

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Measuring Energy Savings

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We’ve recently published a white paper on the energy savings achieved through various initiatives undertaken by OVO relating to smart meters and their data streams. Since the official national smart meter rollout began in 2016, there has been very little infor…