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Unboxed Roundup: Our links for w/c 14th August 2017
August 18, 2017
Unboxed Roundup: Our links for w/c 7th August 2017
August 11, 2017
Unboxed Roundup: Our links for w/c 31st July 2017
August 4, 2017
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Code Retreat - Unboxed Style
July 28, 2017
A code retreat is an intensive, one day practice event whereby developers try different approaches to implementing a task following a specific set of guidelines. In our case, our code retreat consisted of 5 of one-hour sessions. In each sessio...
Unboxed Roundup: Our links for w/c 24th July 2017
July 28, 2017
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Welcome to the team: Dennis Tsiang
July 27, 2017
Hi there, I’m Dennis and I’ve recently joined the Unboxed team for a three-month placement. I’m currently studying MEng Computing at Imperial College London. I’ve been part of a wide variety of group projects, ranging from WebApps to building a s...
Unboxed Roundup: Our links for w/c 17th July 2017
July 21, 2017
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What should be in your “innovation kit”?
July 21, 2017
Over the last few weeks, we’ve been running a number of Innovation Surgeries. These are two-hour sessions with product and digital teams to begin exploring how they can do things differently within their teams and organisations, introducing a sens...
Unboxed Roundup: Our links for w/c 10th July 2017
July 14, 2017
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Welcome to the team: Vinul Wimalaweera
July 12, 2017
Joining the Unboxed team for a three-month internship across the summer, I’m Vinul. I’m currently a student studying Physics at Imperial College London. I am interested in a variety of things tech related from the plausibility of fusion as a rene...
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Brighton Ruby 2017
July 11, 2017
On Friday 7th July, a small crowd of developers from Unboxed made their way south to the coastal town of Brighton for its fourth annual Ruby conference: Brighton Ruby 2017. Presentations at this one day, single track conference covered a broad ...
Unboxed Roundup: Our links for w/c 3rd July 2017
July 6, 2017
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Local Government Digital Service Standard - TeaCamp #3: Digital Mar...
July 5, 2017
As a network for digital practitioners in local government, LocalGov Digital is on a mission to raise standards in web provision and the use of digital by councils across the country. The London Peer Group is aiming to focus on raising awareness ...
Unboxed Roundup: Our links for w/c 26th June 2017
June 30, 2017
Unboxed Roundup: Our links for w/c 19th June 2017
June 23, 2017
Sending confirmation emails from Autopilot with Rails and Devise
June 21, 2017

We are working on a very exciting startup that is using Autopilot as the marketing automation tool. It is being designed to nudge the users through the funnel. We want to use our Rails application for interactions but if they drop-off and need t...

Unboxed Roundup: Our links for w/c 12th June 2017
June 16, 2017
Unboxed Roundup: Our links for w/c 5th June 2017
June 9, 2017
Unboxed Roundup: Our links for w/c 29th May 2017
June 2, 2017
Unboxed Roundup: Our links for w/c 22nd May 2017
May 26, 2017
Getting stories to 'Done' faster: Using retrospectives and team pri...
May 22, 2017

A project I’ve worked on recently has had a recurring problem of flat burndown charts, with sprints feeling like they were becoming mini-waterfalls. Here’s an example: This isn’t good as you have no value delivered through the sprint, sign-off...

Unboxed Roundup: Our links for w/c 15th May 2017
May 19, 2017
Unboxed Roundup: Our links for w/c 8th May 2017
May 12, 2017
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Local Government Digital Service Standard - TeaCamp #2
May 9, 2017
As a network for digital practitioners in local government, LocalGov Digital is on a mission to raise standards in web provision and the use of digital by councils across the country. The London Peer Group is aiming to focus on raising awareness ...
Unboxed Roundup: Our links for w/c 1st May 2017
May 5, 2017
More on perspectives
May 3, 2017

In my last post, I talked about the value of getting everyone’s perspectives during planning sessions (actually, I’d advocate doing so in all conversations). It just so happens that last weekend I played a great collaborative game with my sister,...

Unboxed Roundup: Our links for w/c 24th April 2017
April 28, 2017
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What’s in a story point? Achieving consensus over compromise
April 28, 2017
There’s no doubt about it, sprint planning sessions can sometimes get a bit… tedious. Lots of talk and not much coding doesn’t always make for a chirpy team by lunchtime. Depending on the team size and personalities, some things which I’d assume...
Unboxed Roundup: Our links for w/c 17th April 2017
April 21, 2017
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Welcome to the team: Abraao Mota
April 20, 2017
As a new addition to the Unboxed team in London, I’m Abraao… I’m currently pursuing my Computing Masters at Imperial College London and I’m interested in everything computing, especially if it’s related to the web. I’ll b...
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