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Tech startup structure: the build/it buy it debate

05 Aug 2020 | They don't call it a tech ecosystem for nothing. Startups scale quickly by using each other's tech, but shocks like Wirecard's collapse can spell disaster.

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Data conversations over coffee: Will Bonnertech

Data conversations over coffee: Will Bonner

17 Jun 2020 | Will joins Craig Steward of Corinium Global Intelligence for a cup of coffee and a chat about the role of data analytics in improving customer experience.

Getting the most out of your data laketech

Getting the most out of your data lake

09 Apr 2020 | Data Engineer, Adam Gibson, shares some of what the team has learnt over the last year as they've focused on making our data lake more robust and reliable.

#AlwaysBeLearning: reach your long-term goalstech

#AlwaysBeLearning: reach your long-term goals

29 Jul 2019 | Backend engineer, Roberto Monesi shares his tips for improving your lifelong learning journey and reaching your long-term goals.

A practical guide for software engineerstech

A practical guide for software engineers

07 Mar 2019 | Caleb Owusu-Yianoma dives into the mindset and strategies as well as technical and non-technical skills he's using to become an excellent software engineer.

Becoming a better engineertech

Becoming a better engineer

21 Feb 2019 | I realised very early that there are no good or bad engineers. Instead, there are the engineers that improve over time and the ones that don't.

Perceived barriers to trunk based developmenttech

Perceived barriers to trunk based development

05 Dec 2018 | We’ve teamed up with continuous delivery thought leader, Dave Farley, on a blog series. This week, we get his top tips for adopting trunk based development.

Parallels between working in tech and playing a musical instrumenttech

Parallels between working in tech and playing a musical instrument

30 Nov 2018 | Several members of our Tech team play instruments, from the guitar to the tuba. Is there a relationship between the two areas? What overlaps are there?

Pair programming: Dave Farley on how to find a balancetech

Pair programming: Dave Farley on how to find a balance

27 Nov 2018 | In this series, our engineers ask Dave burning questions about everything from pair programming and trunk based development to continuous delivery and more.

Exploring Nobel Prize winners with R: how to visualise data using ggplot2tech

Exploring Nobel Prize winners with R: how to visualise data using ggplot2

19 Nov 2018 | How to load the Nobel Prize Winners dataset to the R Studio environment and transform it using dplyr to build appealing graphs with the help of ggplot2.

Incremental delivery: forget the databasetech

Incremental delivery: forget the database

18 Oct 2018 | Have you worked on a project that had a big switch on deployment? These “big bang” deployments leave the most stressful tasks to when time is most limited.

None shall PAAS: unlocking the data warehousetech

None shall PAAS: unlocking the data warehouse

02 Oct 2018 | My challenge was to find a solution for the scalability of the data platform. Fundamentally, to scale the system we needed a novel data architecture.

Three takeaways from my favourite product management booktech

Three takeaways from my favourite product management book

04 Sep 2018 | Inspired: How to Create Tech Products Customers Love by Marty Cagan covers the end-to-end development process for creating great products.

Pity the poor UX designertech

Pity the poor UX designer

09 Aug 2018 | If you’re an aspiring designer, you want to progress your career in a meaningful way that suits you, your skills and aspirations. So what do you do?

Unexpected learnings from DIY applied to my work as a product managertech

Unexpected learnings from DIY applied to my work as a product manager

18 Jul 2018 | I’ve spent the last year or so in various stages of gutting my home. Unexpectedly, it's taught me a lot about how to be a better product manager.

Understanding gradient boosted model predictionstech

Understanding gradient boosted model predictions

29 Jun 2018 | Gradient boosting is a great technique for fitting predictive models and one that data scientists frequently use to get that extra bit of performance.

Communicating with stakeholders: A brief history of living documentationtech

Communicating with stakeholders: A brief history of living documentation

13 Jun 2018 | During my career as a software engineer I’ve always valued the relationship between the engineering team and the customer, the ultimate consumers of our work.