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OVO Tech Blog

Our journey navigating the techosphere


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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…

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Running a tech induction day

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We’ve been putting some effort into improving onboarding for new starters in tech recently, and the first output from this was our ‘Tech Induction Day’, which we ran for the first time a couple of weeks ago. This whole onboarding initiative came about from our…

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We made AWS cheaper, safer and more accountable - here’s how!

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A high level overview of the problems we found with our AWS account architecture and how we solved them…

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How we made time for team creativity with a Design Sprint

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Our team were frustrated; they wanted more opportunities to be creative in their day jobs. We decided that we needed to change the way we were working and make time to be creative. So how did we make it happen? With a Design Sprint...…

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Managers need to continuously improve too!

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Are you a manager looking for a way to get group, honest, useful feedback from your team? We’ve developed the perfect format! Often we have a worry that we may not be meeting the needs of those around us, here is a great way of exploring the needs of your tea…