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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…

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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…