33C3 - Chaos Computer Congress 2016

My experience at 33c3; things I learned.

Author:

Jake Roberts

Category:

Security

Time:

3 minute read

Dinosaur bitten by Python, saved by Jesus

Turns out driving Infrastructure with code via APIs isn’t that scary after all for your ageing engineer, it’s actually fun!

Author:

Andrew Newsome

Category:

Infrastructure

Time:

6 minute read

A/B Testing in Javascript with Canvass

A/B testing is a popular method for testing changes. Here’s how we do it with the Canvass library.

Author:

Adam Blanchard

Time:

6 minute read

How we broke Hadoop by optimising services

We’ve been optimising the allocation of services in our Hadoop cluster recently. It turns out a quiet Hadoop gateway server is a bad one.

Author:

Alice Kaerast

Category:

Data

Time:

3 minute read

Modernising our Application with TypeScript

How we used TypeScript to successfully refactor a large business critical codebase.

Author:

James Moorhouse

Time:

17 minute read

Implementing The Schema Registry

Article describing the use of a Schema Registry, why we need it and takes a look at how we did it.

Author:

Callum Leahy

Category:

Gaming

Time:

6 minute read

How do we increase the numbers of women in technology based careers?

How to tackle the technology industry’s disheartening gender imbalance from the perspective of a female software engineer.

Author:

Sophia Chambers

Category:

Community

Time:

11 minute read

Overlay network performance testing

How do you decide on an overlay network to use for the next generation platform at SkyBet?

Author:

Martyn Ranyard

Category:

Infrastructure

Time:

10 minute read

Lessons Learned for Incident Commanders

Incident command is a reasonably new area of focus for SBG. In a nutshell we have a nominated technical person known as the Incident Commander (IC) who gives direction in order to resolve an incident and restore service as quickly as possible.

This blog post contains some of the insights and ‘lessons learned’ by our teams from their experiences in live incidents and exercises (known internally as fire drills) as they work to improve their skills and reduce our Mean Time To Resolution

Author:

Patrick Holmes

Category:

Incident Response

Time:

13 minute read

Squad Health Checks

Enabling Continuous Improvement through regular introspection by the teams themselves.

Author:

John Kitson

Category:

Tech Talks

Time:

10 minute read