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Roundup: mirror flips, CSS grid, and 10x developers
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 ...
Roundup: container tips, smartphone downsides, blockchain, design &...
June 30, 2017
Roundup: ASCII diagrams, tube cooling, extraterrestrial maps, space...
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...
Unboxed Roundup: Our links for w/c 10th April 2017
April 13, 2017
Unboxed Roundup: Our links for w/c 3rd April 2017
April 7, 2017
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Testing in the sprint following development, should you do it?
April 6, 2017
I was with a developer friend recently who asked to pick my mind on an agile challenge he’s been experiencing at work. The problem: how do you deal with the time lag between Dev and QA, leading to devs twiddling their thumbs at the end of the spr...
Unboxed Roundup: Our links for w/c 27th March 2017
March 31, 2017
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Running ActionCable behind Elastic Load Balancers on AWS
March 31, 2017
We were recently tasked with adding a feature that showed the status of a IoT device as it changed. It was important that the status page updated quickly; and given we’d recently upgraded to Rails 5, this was a prime opportunity to learn Act...
Unboxed Roundup: Our links for w/c 20th March 2017
March 24, 2017
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Local Government Digital Service Standard - TeaCamp #1
March 23, 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. Through releasing the Local Government Digital Service Sta...
Deploying indigo-falcon to production!
March 20, 2017

This isn’t my idea (it’s Ben’s) but I wanted to write it up because I think it’s interesting. I originally started this post in December as a fantasy story about train stations and animals of the Ark but couldn’t get...

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Digital Customer Programme: Show & Tell #14 with Newham Council
March 20, 2017
With increasing project momentum comes a much bigger Show & Tell space. Moving from the buzz of the Hive working space, where Show & Tells were previously held, the Digital Team have now invited colleagues to join them in their bigger work...
Unboxed Roundup: Our links for w/c 13th March 2017
March 17, 2017
Unboxed Roundup: Our links for w/c 6th March 2017
March 10, 2017
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