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Mom in Tech, Sharika Seur

Mom in Tech, Sharika Seur

In honour of moms in tech this Mother’s Day, we chat with our very own Super Mom, Sharika Seur. A Software Development Team Lead, Sharika is no stranger to juggling work and life and is currently busy with her dissertation for her MBA. She shares her words of wisdom with us below: How long have you…

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work at Derivco

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work at Derivco

At Derivco, teams are not simply a nice to have. Our rapidly changing environment demands flexibility, rapid responsiveness and real-time problem-solving while remaining innovative and focussed on quality – a feat that goes beyond the possibility of individual realisation. With teamwork, we can bridge the gap, tackling any of the multi-faceted challenges our dynamic industry…

Drone Racing: how to get started

Drone Racing: how to get started

Jason Cross – Software Engineer, Derivco Durban For a man with many hobbies, I was introduced to a new one by my colleague, Senior Developer at Derivco Durban, Ross Kelly. This one, has by far, been the most fascinating, he showed me the art of drone flying. Now in my mind, before I was familiar…

Being a Mentor – Derivco Ipswich

Being a Mentor – Derivco Ipswich

Written by Alexander Brook – Senior Product owner within our BI team in Ipswich Mentoring for me is a big responsibility.  We are operating in an industry that can’t be solely fed by outside talent coming in, and that really requires experience and context.  It has been a great opportunity to be part of the journey…

Network Wide Ad Blocking with Pi-Hole

Network Wide Ad Blocking with Pi-Hole

Written by Taylor Gibb – Senior Software Developer My network has plethora of devices connected to it, from Smart TVs and Voice Assistants to ordinary computers and laptops. Where possible i use an internet browser with an ad-blocker installed but sometimes it is just not possible. Recently, however, i stumbled upon Pi-hole and it has changed the…

Data Science Podcast Recommendations!

Data Science Podcast Recommendations!

Written by Jon Calder – Data Analyst with Derivco Cape Town Podcasts are awesome. Especially when you’re stuck in traffic on the way to work. Below are some podcasts I listen to that relate to data science and statistics. Each of them has something slightly different to offer, so if this is an area of…

5 tips for Web Game Sound Designers – How be more productive & stay organised

5 tips for Web Game Sound Designers – How be more productive & stay organised

Written by Thomas Watkeys: Audio Technology Engineer at Derivco Durban   Choose your weapons What a time to be a sound designer.  There are more tools for content creation than ever before with a multitude of options available. From one off sample library purchases to subscription services to itemized boutique digital amp emulators, there is…

Data Scientist, Jon Calder’s

Data Scientist, Jon Calder’s

Jon Calder, full time data scientist, part time musician and blogger from Derivco Cape Town talks to us about his recent lecture at the University of Cape Town and provides some insights into the rapidly growing discipline of Data science. Getting to know Jon Calder I’m an aspiring data scientist (impostor syndrome is common in…

Teambuilding: climbing the highest mountain in Sweden!

Teambuilding: climbing the highest mountain in Sweden!

This past weekend, Derivco Sweden together with some fellow colleagues from Isle of Man, London and Ipswich flew to Kiruna (located in the northern part of Sweden) to climb Kebnekaise, the highest mountain in Sweden. Once at the airport in Kiruna, we all took the bus, 66 kilometres to Nikkaluokta, a small Swedish Sami village…

Building a successful BI team – Six key strategic areas

Building a successful BI team – Six key strategic areas

Six key areas of your BI strategy In my previous article I discussed first steps to building your BI team. So now, as you reach for your morning cup of coffee you hopefully find yourself surrounded by good people, with a clear understanding of the business requirements driving your strategy. Grab that coffee and gather…

My First Month at Derivco IOM

My First Month at Derivco IOM

Adam, you’ve been with us a whole month, congratulations! Tell us, how have your first 31 days at Derivco been? I can’t believe it’s been a month already, it has absolutely flown by, which must be a good sign 😊 My team (and everyone else here for that matter!) have been so welcoming since day…

A Day In the Life: Leon Triggs, IT Software Engineer

A Day In the Life: Leon Triggs, IT Software Engineer

We grabbed a coffee with Leon Triggs, our very own Viking-esque IT Software Engineer, based in our Isle of Man office. Hi Leon! Tell us, how did you get into IT? My father was a software developer, so I was exposed to IT from a very early age. Growing up in the late 80s, we…