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SnowHow: Mountain vs. Startup
January 26, 2016
At Unboxed, we like to work with, and mentor, entrepreneurs and startups. We love ideas. Growing ideas and exploring new ones – not only our own but those of others. That’s why we’re spending this year working with 50th Generation – a purpose-led ...
Unboxed Roundup: Our links for w/c 18th January 2016
January 22, 2016
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Guest post: Learning in Local Government - Part 2
January 18, 2016
Following on from part one in our ‘Learning in Local Government through Discovery’ series, part two is a guest post by Helen Gracie, a Business Improvement Advisor for Buckinghamshire County Council. We’re currently working alongside B...
LifT Digital
January 15, 2016

Invoice financing: faster, simpler and cheaper directly through your existing online accounting package Many growing small businesses in the UK need to ease cash flow quickly - but it needs to be cost effective and sustainable over time. LifT i...

Unboxed Roundup: Our links for w/c 11th January 2016
January 15, 2016
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Learning in Local Government through Discovery
January 11, 2016
There’s a lot of content available online about doing agile with local councils - talks, conferences, case studies, white papers, etc. A lot of content guiding us to knowing what this should look like. But what does this really look like in practi...
Unboxed Roundup: Our links for w/c 4th January 2016
January 8, 2016
Unboxed Roundup: Our links for w/c 14th December 2015
December 18, 2015
Unboxed Roundup: Our links for w/c 7th December 2015
December 11, 2015
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Event: The £50k Springboard
December 7, 2015
How to use the first £50k of a digital product to build the business case for the next £500k You’ve been given the first initial budget for a new digital product idea (or to overhaul an existing one). That digital product is going to be the one t...
Unboxed Roundup: Our links for w/c 30th November 2015
December 4, 2015
Unboxed Roundup: Our links for w/c 23rd November 2015
November 27, 2015
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An E-xperience in Colombia
November 26, 2015
Public Digital Innovation I received a surprise invitation in September from Angelica Bello (@hracangie) from the Colombian Ministry of ITC (@Ministerio_TIC) to speak at their annual e-xperience event (@Gobiernoenlinea). This two day conference i...
Unboxed Roundup: Our links for w/c 16th November 2015
November 20, 2015
Unboxed Roundup: Our links for w/c 9th November 2015
November 13, 2015
Unboxed Roundup: Our links for w/c 2nd November 2015
November 6, 2015
Unboxed Roundup: Our links for w/c 26th October 2015
October 30, 2015
Unboxed Roundup: Our links for w/c 19th October 2015
October 23, 2015
Unboxed Roundup: Our links for w/c 11th October 2015
October 16, 2015
Product Management versus Product Ownership
October 12, 2015

We talk a lot about ownership at Unboxed. We feel it really encapsulates the combination of empowerment and responsibility that makes people effective and happy. So how does this work in a product team with both a Product Owner and a Product Manag...

Unboxed Roundup: Our links for w/c 5th October 2015
October 9, 2015
Unboxed Roundup: Our links for w/c 28th September 2015
October 2, 2015
Summer at Unboxed - Round Two
October 2, 2015

Just over a week ago I completed my second summer internship at Unboxed (here’s my blog post from last year’s internship). I had the opportunity to work on an assortment of projects allowing me to experience a wide range of new tools and technolog...

Unboxed Roundup: Our links for w/c 21st September 2015
September 25, 2015
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Event: Andrew White’s Technical Breakfast Club - What's coming in R...
September 24, 2015
Rails Core Member and Unboxed’s CTO, Andrew White (@pixeltrix), held the first Andrew White’s Technical Breakfast Club last Wednesday morning. Developers and architects attended to hear the uncovering of the major topic, and find out the answer ...
Visualising UK Government Petitions
September 21, 2015

The new Petitions site has been a massive success since its launch this July, with tens of thousands signing petitions each day. It was suggested to me that it would interesting to visualise this data with a heatmap - giving an insight into the po...

Replacing the Asset pipeline with Gulp
September 18, 2015

When Rails 3.1 was released back in 2011 it brought a big change to the way Rails apps handled and served assets %w(css javascript images fonts) - the asset pipeline. Gone were the days of manually converting coffeescript to javascript before com...

Unboxed Roundup: Our links for w/c 14th September 2015
September 18, 2015
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Thinking product at Mind the Product 2015
September 14, 2015
I’ve been thinking and talking recently about whether “product” is the right word for what I do. I speak to many people like me (oddly, many of them with fine art degrees) who sit somewhere between design, technology and business and end up as “pr...
Unboxed Roundup: Our links for w/c 7th September 2015
September 11, 2015
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