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Time-series, time taken seriously
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Time-series – as the name suggests – is recording points of data against time. This time can be as large as years or as precise as microseconds or nanoseconds. Using this data structure we can apply time-series analysis and time-series forecasting to it.   Analysis looks at how some metric changes over time and what…
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Lego City Shapers Competition
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In 2019, Kainos asked me to take part in the FIRST LEGO League Challenge, as a mentor, partnering up with Wellington College Belfast. Working with Mr O’Hare, we formed “Team Wellington” mentoring 5 brilliant students. Read on for a rundown of what we did and why taking part is so important both for Kainos, and…
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What’s on a Product Lead’s ‘to-do’ list?
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It might sound like a bit of a cliché, but genuinely no day is the same as a Product Lead at Kainos.  The role changes depending on the client, type of project and the phase the work is in.  There is also the opportunity to do work to support the development of the capability, sharing…
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A week in the life of an Account Lead at Kainos
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I’m Andrew, one of Kainos’ Account Leads. I work across Kainos’ public sector business. I’ve been here for around seven years. I joined as a Team Lead, being promoted after this to Delivery Manager. Before Kainos, I have a background in project management and have worked on both agency and client side, so I have…
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Escaping the sysadmin grind and becoming a DevOps Engineer
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Making a start in your current role First, be aware that anyone can start using DevOps tools and methodologies in their current role. Just because you don’t have the word “DevOps” anywhere in your job description doesn’t mean you have to switch roles. Why? DevOps is a set of practices; it’s not a job title….
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Hour of Code 2019 – our roundup!
Every year in December organisations and schools all around the world come together to learn computer science and change the world. 140,168 events registered in 2019, 1,987 in the United Kingdom. We were delighted to host a few of these ourselves at schools around Northern Ireland! What is Hour of Code about? The Hour of…
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Live Operations turns junior developers into seniors
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I’m often asked what the difference between a junior and a senior engineer is, or how can I become a senior quicker. There’s not really an industry wide standard and so expectations can be wildly different between locations, projects and companies. From my experience, there are a few things that people often mistake for being…
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Experience Strategy: framing and delivering digital challenges
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A Q&A with Mick Angel, Experience Strategy Lead at Kainos Design. At Kainos we frequently help clients design new services that deliver value to their users. Experience strategy is a way of helping our clients frame problems and work out how they can create and capture value for their users. Mick Angel, Experience Strategy Lead,…
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Shining the light on testing 💡🐞
After studying Computer Science and working as a software developer throughout university, I applied to join Kainos as a Software Engineer to continue with what I knew and enjoyed doing. Taking part in Kainosʼ seven week Engineering Academy, which every graduate or placement student who joins us completes, built on what Iʼd learnt at university…
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Kick starting your AI Journey!
I am Chloe McAteer and I have recently started working in the AI Practice in Kainos where I have the opportunity to work with cutting edge technology, developing production ready software for a range of different customers.  Over the years, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become part of everyday life for many people, whether they are using Siri to send a text or…
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