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Contextual biases – why nothing exists in isolation

Contextual biases – why nothing exists in isolation

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I’ve been at Ocado Technology for around a year, and one of the things I was brought in to do was to spread my knowledge of psychology. To that end, I’ve decided to set myself a challenge to start writing blog articles that highlight interesting psychological research and case studies, offering an insight into the […]

If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging

If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging

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I studied a module at university called Problem Solving, aimed at mathematical thinkers, specifically those considering a career in teaching. The course was designed to teach us how to observe ourselves while solving mathematical problems; to tackle challenging problems later or, from the teaching perspective, help others understand their own problem-solving behaviour. Observing yourself solving […]

My 8 steps to beating ‘new Product Owner’ impostor syndrome… almost

My 8 steps to beating ‘new Product Owner’ impostor syndrome… almost

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For over a decade now, my career has focused around understanding what customers are trying to achieve, and working with development teams to produce products and tools that make achieving these things easier for customers. That’s nearly a third of my life. And yet in spite of this, that nagging feeling that maybe I’m just […]

Looking back over this year’s internship programme

Looking back over this year’s internship programme

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And a glimpse of what next year may hold! The annual intern fair is a firm favourite in the Ocado Technology calendar, and with the broad selection of projects ranging from MMO game design, to robotic simulation, to interactive product roadmaps, who can blame us? Our longstanding internship programme has been a fantastic success over […]

Keeping up to date with machine learning at Ocado

Keeping up to date with machine learning at Ocado

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Data science and machine learning are both incredibly fast-moving fields. Every year seems to bring new breakthroughs in algorithms as well as new tools to use them. There were over 2,000 machine learning papers submitted to Arxiv in a single month, which makes keeping up to date a daunting task, particularly in areas in which […]

Women in technology: creating a positive outlook

Women in technology: creating a positive outlook

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There are many women talking about their experiences in technology through mediums such as blogs, interviews, and Twitter. They often highlight issues relating to gender discrimination that women face in the industry every day. These are stories that need to be told, and it’s crucial that we continue to raise awareness in this space. However, […]

Understanding and overcoming Impostor Syndrome

Understanding and overcoming Impostor Syndrome

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There is a huge irony in the writing of this post – I procrastinated over it for weeks, anxious that I didn’t possess enough knowledge or credibility to write about such a big topic. Then I came to the realisation: this was all the more reason for me to push past my reservations and write […]

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 […]

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