OVO Tech Blog

Our journey navigating the techosphere

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OVO Tech Blog

Our journey navigating the techosphere


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Mapping a service from the inside out

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This is a post I wrote 2 months after joining OVO as a designer. It tells the story of how I mapped the service OVO Retail provides and met an awesome set of colleagues in the process.…

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Bayesian Optimisation for improving model performance

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Hello whoever is reading this, I'm here with a data science themed blog post for anyone interested in adding a new tool to their predictive modelling/ML toolkit. This post will focus on hyperparameter optimisation - these are the parameters of modelling techni…

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The superpower of tech & product harmony

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Hi, our names are Gavin and Ed, we’ve both worked at OVO for over 5 years in product and technology leadership roles. In that time the team has grown an extraordinary amount. Today we’re 40 cross-functional teams across London, Bristol, Edinburgh and soon to e…

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Being a good manager

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I’ve been managing teams across a variety of sectors for more than 20 years and currently lead a number of cross-functional teams in Kaluza, part of OVO Group. After a recent conversation with a colleague of mine who asked for tips on how to be a better line m…

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Learning Software Development - A Self Teaching Survival Kit

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If you're interested in learning software development, but want a friendly nudge towards where to start, look no further. Whether you're a total beginner, or junior developer looking for the next areas to focus your learning, then this blog is for you.…

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Communities at OVO - My Purpose

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OVO has been through a lot of very exciting growth and change in the last 2 years. When I joined OVO in Feb 2018 we had around 1500 staff. Fast forward to now, and we have closer to 10,000 people across multiple brands and multiple locations. In that time our…