Archive: April 2017

An introduction to AWS Lambda and serverless computing

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...

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Our five favourite talks from iOSCon 2017

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...

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Maturing the Ceph storage platform at Ocado Technology

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...

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

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 categorize and prioritize customer emails coming into the Ocado contact center. You can read more about the history of our...

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

From idea to production system - the story of how an NLP project in the Ocado contact center 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...

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