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OVO Tech Blog

Our journey navigating the techosphere


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10% time together

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At OVO, our product and tech teams are empowered to spend 10% of their time trying out new ideas and developing skills in ways that benefit the business. This is an opportunity to focus on something outside of planned product delivery. It could mean learning n…

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Writing a Helm Plugin

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If you’re using Helm as your Kubernetes package manager, it’s likely the command-line tool already fulfils your use-cases, as it ships with a lot of functionality. One thing that’s missing, though, is snapshot/restore. Existing commands such as install, delete…

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Getting into a Data Science career

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A brief departure, perhaps more of a tangent, from the blog series on Analytics at OVO, to share some insights from a careers panel I was at last week. This panel was part of an Operational Research Society event for mathematicians, analysts and data scientist…

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Security can be fun, but it's also hard

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Security, yes we're the people that in many organisations are sat in a corner and say no, to whatever it is you want to do. When I joined OVO, I wanted this to be different, I wanted us to be the people that really want to say yes, unless we really have to sa…

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Code Sharing and Collaboration

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Recently I spoke about a topic that is discussed a lot here at OVO; how to get our teams to collaborate across codebases. We want our teams to be empowered to take end to end responsibility to solve customer problems. This means removing blockers, knowledge si…