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Roundup: team structure, data visualisation, manipulation, time bet...
November 17, 2017
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What’s on our bookshelf?
November 13, 2017
The Unboxed bookshelf is an ever-growing area of interest and conversation. Each month, there are more and more new additions to this corner of our office. Especially since the introduction of the (aptly-titled) #unbooksed Slack channel, where we ...
Roundup: email markup, handling documentation, global warming, spot...
November 10, 2017
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#SDNGC17
November 9, 2017
“How do I explain what I do for a living to my grandmother?” This is the opening question put to us by Pascal Soboll during his presentation at this year’s Service Design Network Global Conference in Madrid. He makes an interesting point. Service ...
Roundup: quality content, styling cursors, misbehaving, side projec...
November 3, 2017
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Local Government Digital Service Standard - TeaCamp #5: Testing the...
October 31, 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 ...
Roundup: GTA graphics, flying robots and frontend skillsets
October 27, 2017
Roundup: software that writes software, psychological safety, micro...
October 20, 2017
Roundup: sustainable food, hackers paradise, and ruby app servers o...
October 13, 2017
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Euruko 2017
October 9, 2017
Our lovely band of Unboxed developers descended upon Budapest for Euruko 2017, which took place between the 29th and 30th of September. We enjoyed having the opportunity to explore a lovely city full of culture, great food and beautiful sights a...
Roundup: a game about containers, deep learning in JS, the open web...
October 6, 2017
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Getting your head around relative estimation
October 1, 2017
When I first heard of relative estimation and story points, I found it a challenge to really embed the concept in my mind. When you’re used to thinking in days, how do you switch to thinking about these weird arbitrary units? The fact is, develo...
Roundup: unnecessary words, how React is like Windows 1.0, a long b...
September 28, 2017
Roundup: outage reports, tetris in game-of-life, serverless archite...
September 22, 2017
Roundup: JS cryptocurrency mining, telling stories about houses wit...
September 15, 2017
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Local Government Digital Service Standard - TeaCamp #4: KPIs and me...
September 14, 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 ...
Roundup: payment gateway vulnerabilities, broken phone screens, and...
September 8, 2017
Roundup: lego garden, screenless programming, travel tips, and pred...
September 1, 2017
Roundup: ruby date recurrence, an unexpected side effect, bash docs...
August 25, 2017
Roundup: healthcare systems views, naming things, Fjord trends repo...
August 18, 2017
Roundup: career building, nils in Go, CSS font-size, neural nets, C...
August 11, 2017
Roundup: Stack Exchange Documentation, Hemingway editor, direnv, El...
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...
Roundup: emerging industries, good reads, one pedal driving, quitti...
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...
Roundup: programmer distractions, style arguments, go-pry, programm...
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...
Roundup: prototyping, flyering, monitoring maps, cursor fun, ShellC...
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 ...
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