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July (15 posts)

  1. Design Sprints at the BBC

    Tuesday 2 September 2014, 09:27

    Dan Ramsden Dan Ramsden User Experience Architect

    Each ‘sprint’ focuses on a specific design challenge. And because ‘sprinting’ is so quick, we explore a range of ideas in a relatively short space of time. That's the theory. But like any bit of design thinking, the real insight came from trying it out and testing it in practice.

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  2. Automating testing for BBC iPlayer mobile part two: automation

    Wednesday 6 August 2014, 09:09

    Jitesh Gosai Jitesh Gosai Senior Developer inTest

    You may be wondering what the DiT's are doing if the developers are creating all the automation code?

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  3. BBC Sport App on Chromecast

    Friday 25 July 2014, 07:25

    Sam Taylor Sam Taylor Android Engineer

    After the success of the Chromecast integration in BBC iPlayer, we had a opportunity to take all of the multi-stream content from the BBC Sport website and provide our users with a new way of viewing this summer’s live sporting events on the big screen

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  4. BBC Announces new Digital Framework suppliers

    Thursday 24 July 2014, 13:27

    Richard Smith Richard Smith Head Market Engagement

    I am pleased to announce that we have now awarded framework agreements to a number of successful digital suppliers.

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  5. Connected Studio: Coding for Teenagers Build Studio

    Thursday 24 July 2014, 11:58

    Kerensa Jennings Kerensa Jennings Head Strategic Delivery

    Another had a young woman programmer, fingertips seemingly glued to her device, churning out code as if she was typing a well-rehearsed story.

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  6. BBC Online Outage on Saturday 19th July 2014

    Tuesday 22 July 2014, 20:12

    Richard Cooper Richard Cooper Controller Digital Distribution

    We have a system comprising 58 application servers and 10 database servers that provides programme and clip metadata. This data powers various BBC iPlayer applications for the devices that we support (which is over 1200 and counting) as well as modules of programme information and clips on many sites...

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  7. Testing BBC iPlayer Mobile App

    Tuesday 22 July 2014, 14:04

    Steven Cross Steven Cross Senior Test Engineer

    We have to take a pragmatic stance when triaging defects. Some may well be prioritised for fixing in the current or forthcoming release (which is great news) whilst others may not be deemed important enough for us to expend effort fixing (which is not so great).

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  8. BBC Future Media "Get In!" diversity open day

    Wednesday 16 July 2014, 11:40

    Sarah DeSilva Sarah DeSilva Diversity Specialist Coordinator

    This event highlighted opportunities at BBC Future Media for top female tech talent and encouraged honest discussions around bridging the gender gap in technology.

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  9. Video Factory: one year on

    Tuesday 15 July 2014, 09:13

    Kiran Patel Kiran Patel Senior Product Manager

    The same elastic computing and cloud storage meant we could also remove all limits in content production for BBC iPlayer. We have doubled the total number of hours of video available and have increased the number of HD hours by almost 700%

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  10. BBC iWonder: why did we start with a question?

    Monday 14 July 2014, 08:56

    Paul Crowley Paul Crowley Head of UXD

    This is a blog post about the development of the recently launched BBC iWonder brand. It’s about how we took user centred designs, a strong editorial proposition and product leadership and created a brand.

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