8 great podcasts for technical craftsmanship

8 great podcasts for technical craftsmanship

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I’m sure you’ve heard it said many times before: technology is constantly changing. One of the ways I attempt to stay up to date is to listen to podcasts on my daily commute. I try to listen to a mixture of podcasts; some are very technical, some are designed for a general audience, and some […]

Is your data science team ready for an emergency?

Is your data science team ready for an emergency?

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The story of how to quickly check your team’s practices while having a lot of fun. How do firefighters assess their readiness for an emergency situation? How do they ensure that everyone knows what to do in case of a fire? The best way to check this is to organise maneuvers similar to a real […]

The art (and game) of introducing yourself to a new team

The art (and game) of introducing yourself to a new team

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Recently I took the difficult personal decision to move from the business domain where I had been for over six years since graduation – Supply Chain – and into the technology, systems and completely different domain of Payroll. Everyone around me has been hugely supportive in this self-learning exercise and my new team leader put […]

Make your retrospectives fun with these games

Make your retrospectives fun with these games

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In my team we conduct a retrospective every two weeks. On each occasion, we try to keep things fresh and stop the same format from killing our ability to spot and discuss a growing problem. We were inspired by a paper on rotational cleaning and how regularly changing your cleaning process avoids bacteria strains resistant […]

An introduction to AWS Lambda and serverless computing

An introduction to AWS Lambda and serverless computing

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Welcome to the Ocado Technology Webinars, where you can hear from the people building the ground-breaking, game-changing technology that powers Ocado, the world’s largest online-only grocery retailer. In this webinar Javi Carretero, mobile web services team leader at Ocado Technology, offers an overview of AWS Lambda and serverless computing, including a code demonstration showing how […]

Our five favourite talks from iOSCon 2017

Our five favourite talks from iOSCon 2017

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iOSCon is a very relevant event for our mobile dev team who are responsible for developing, testing and improving the Ocado iOS and watchOS apps. The conference, designed specifically for iOS developers, is a jam packed event brimming with hot topics including efficient uses of Swift (the programming language developed by Apple), product design, accessibility […]

Maturing the Ceph storage platform at Ocado Technology

Maturing the Ceph storage platform at Ocado Technology

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After selecting Ceph as our default storage platform, we had to learn how to use it so, like many companies out there, we created a small trial environment to test it out with a select few applications. When we were happy with the feature set, we created a small production pilot to see if there […]

Ten useful tips for starting a new machine learning project at your company.

Ten useful tips for starting a new machine learning project at your company.

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Lessons learned from deploying an NLP project in production for the Ocado contact centre.   A few months ago, the data science team at Ocado Technology embarked on a project to categorise and prioritise customer emails coming into the Ocado contact centre. You can read more about the history of our project in this post: […]

Building ML models is hard. Deploying them in real business environments is harder.

Building ML models is hard. Deploying them in real business environments is harder.

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From idea to production system – the story of how an NLP project in the Ocado contact centre improved reply times by up to 4x. Also, ten tips for other Data Science teams.   A few months ago, we described on our blog how machine learning (ML) improved efficiency in our contact centre. Today we […]

How Ocado moved its databases to the cloud

How Ocado moved its databases to the cloud

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Being the world’s largest online-only supermarket means Ocado eats big data for breakfast. Since its inception more than three years ago, the data team at Ocado Technology has been finding ever more efficient ways to manage Ocado’s digital footprint. One way to achieve this goal was to be at the forefront of adopting cloud technologies. […]

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