Softwire Techtalks
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23 episodes
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Episodes

Why, when and how should we use the Cloud?
2020 Sep 0724m 53s
Using the Cloud can greatly enhance your business efficiency, however, it's worth noting that switching to the Cloud can also simply change the types of problems you face, rather than eliminating them entirely. In this episode, Zoe Cunningham shares some insight into the basics of why, when and how we should be using Cloud. Zoe is joined by Softwire Senior Consultant, Daniel Waters and DevOps Lead, Usman Iqbal.
Gender Pay Gap
2020 Aug 2523m 37s
In the UK, the gender pay gap is 16%, which means for every £1 a man earns, a woman will earn 84p. In this episode, Zoe Cunningham shares some insight into why it's important for businesses to report their pay gap data to the government for analysis. Zoe is joined by Softwire Senior Designer Claire Waterworth and Head of Sales Yemi Olagbaiye.
Data Engineering
2020 Aug 1125m 39s
Knowing that you have data and can use it is one thing, but how do you get the best from it? In this episode, Zoe Cunningham shares some insight into how you should approach data before delving into using it for machine learning and other functions. Zoe is joined by Softwire Head of Consulting, Jon Artus, and Technical Lead, Rob Owen.
What is 'good design'?
2020 Jul 2825m 47s
"Good design is not about what medium you're working in, it's about thinking hard about what you want to do and what you have to work with before you start" (Susan Kare). In this episode, Zoe Cunningham shares some insight into design skills and techniques, and how developers can work best with designers. Zoe is joined by Softwire UX Designers, Jake Turner and Ariana Ocampo.
Digital Innovation in Government
2020 Jul 1322m 48s
How can the private sector learn from digital processes and innovations that the government uses to help build better software that meets user needs? In this episode, Zoe Cunningham shares some insight into how the government technology landscape and changed over the years, and what we can learn from that. Zoe is joined by Softwire Senior Product Manager, Sona Hathi, and Delivery Manager, Tom Riley.
Mental Health in the Workplace
2020 Jun 2925m 21s
Managing your mental health can be more challenging when your working environment significantly changes. 60% of adults in the UK are now working from home and 8.4 million workers have been furloughed. The Mental Health Foundation discovered that 24% of office workers' mental health has suffered since COVID-19. In this episode, Zoe Cunningham discusses how companies can help support their employees manage their mental wellbeing. Zoe is joined by Softwire Tech Lead, Sarah Binney, HR Administrator, Esme Chant, and Software Developer, Marcus Gardiner.
Prioritization
2020 Jun 0222m 17s
"It's not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is what are we busy about?" (Henry David Thoreau) In this episode, Zoe Cunningham shares some insight into the importance of prioritization, in both what and how quickly, technical teams should be building products and services. Zoe is joined by Softwire Senior Project Manager, Adam Smith, and Senior Product Manager, Sona Hathi.
Dreamcatcher: Puzzling at Softwire
2020 May 1321m 59s
Building a strong community in the workplace is important for staff morale and collaborative work projects. In this episode, Zoe Cunningham is joined by Senior Software Developer, Sarah Binney, and Senior Technical Lead, Michael Kearns to talk about the puzzling community at Softwire.
Agile vs Waterfall
2020 Apr 2826m
How do project specifications dictate when and how you use agile or waterfall workflows? In this episode, Zoe Cunningham is joined by Delivery Manager Tom Riley and Technical Consultant Harry Cummings, to discuss project management methodologies and the differences between agile and waterfall workflows.
The Making of Softwire
2020 Feb 2627m 9s
The year 2000 saw the boom of 'dot-com' and the growing need for services in software development. In this episode, Zoe Cunningham is joined by the Founders of Softwire; Phil Marsden and Dan Shavick, to discuss how Softwire started and how we've got to where we are now.