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Tech Team Weekly

A weekly Technology podcast featuring Neil Studd and Gwen Diagram
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As promised, this week we're showcasing all of the parts of our working lives that we normally have to rush through. It's the first (and probably not the last) Stand-Up Special! Gwen shares some exciting professional developments and hopes for
We've spoken in recent episodes about the volatility of the current job market, and how "The Great Resignation" is offering great opportunities for those who choose to change companies. But what about those who choose to stay? This week, we tal
Solving complex problems with software is, unsurprisingly, complex in itself. But what can we do about it? We weigh up the pros and cons of microservices, containers and external libraries as we analyse whether we're guilty of exchanging short-
It's been a week dominated by COP26, so we're turning our attention to some of the latest developments in climate tech, looking at whether green tech startups could be the key to saving the planet, and discussing how an individual's contributio
First, there was the stand-up. Then, we remotely discovered the asynchronous catch-up. But is there something better? This week, we discuss the blog post from Honeycomb about their "meandering team sync", designed to decrease frustrations, impr
Is the idea of a four-day working week too good to be true? Is it all just spin and wishful thinking? Atlassian have crunched the numbers by having a team run a nine-week experiment over the summer, and their results make for interesting readin
In an episode which we promise is considerably more entertaining than the subject matter might suggest, the TWW crew take a look at the rise of digital monitoring software within schools and the workplace. We discuss the trade-offs between safe
This week, we've got basically no choice other than to cover everything that's been happening during a chaotic week at Facebook. There's been downtime, whistleblower revelations, and rumours of a reversal of the company's "WFH Forever" policy (
Faced with a tight deadline, the team finally manage to deliver an episode of about the desired length! This week, Gwen, Neil and Sanj are looking at the explosion of new digital players in the 'Buy Now Pay Later' market, looking at the ethics
This week, our main story is the debate over whether companies (and employees) should be happy to disclose salaries, in an attempt to drive pay equality, a chat made somewhat harder by Neil's repeated inability to pronounce the word "equality".
On this week's episode, we focus on some of the bad habits that we've seen when using communication platforms such as Slack and Microsoft Teams, and how we can help to adapt and prevent lost productivity. Plus one of us has job news, one of us
On this week's episode, we look at the controversy behind an issue whereby planning applications were mistakenly modified in production by a junior engineer who thought that they were working in a test environment. We'll discuss whether we shou
We're finding our stride in Episode 2, even though one of us is slightly under the weather. This week's discussion focuses on a recent trending article about modern challenges with hiring and technical interviews: we talk about technical tests,
Welcome to the debut episode of Tech Team Weekly! As is always the case with software development, our first attempt at a 30-minute podcast turns out to be just over an hour long. We look at the ongoing saga of working during the pandemic and "
Welcome to Tech Team Weekly, a new podcast launching next Monday! Join your hosts Sanjay Purswani (The Engineer), Gwen Diagram (The Manager) and Neil Studd (The Tester) as they guide you through the latest technology breaking news from the UK.
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