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Tech blog revamp

Burhan Ali on January 10, 2019

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The graze tech blog has been around since the middle of 2013 and has lived on a couple of different platforms in that time. It has moved again and is now hosted on github pages and is powered by Jekyll and Bulma. Why? Why did we make this move? Well,...

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The graze tech team do regular knowledge transfer/learning sessions that we lovingly call Snackademies. These are usually technical but can be non-technical as well. They can be about things like some internal tool or process, a new technology someone has encountered or a conference someone has been to. The format...

Guilds at graze

Burhan Ali on February 09, 2018

For a number of years now, the graze tech team has had guilds which were inspired by the Spotify guild model. Here is some information on what guilds are and how we use them. What is a guild? A group of people with a common interest, purpose or mission. They...

Open Source hack day

Burhan Ali on January 22, 2018

At graze, developers are given the option to spend one day a month as hacker time to work on whatever project they like. Every couple of months we also do a hack day with the entire tech team. Sometimes these are collaborative efforts and sometimes they are competitive, such as...

Engineering Role Rainbow

Graze is a great place to develop as a professional. We’re big on giving people responsibility and seeing how far they can go with it. Coupled with support through one-to-one meetings with your manager or mentor, this generally works pretty well. But as we grew, people started to tell us...

Picture of Rokas standing in from of a brick wall

Hello, my names is Rokas and I am the newest member of the graze web team. Originally from Lithuania, I recently moved to London to find new opportunities and quickly found graze to be my second home. I’m driven by learning new technologies, and having the opportunity to work on...

People sitting around a long wooden table working in pairs on laptops

On June 13th we were proud to host our third codebar event at graze. codebar is a non-profit initiative with a very important purpose: Our goal is to enable underrepresented people to learn programming in a safe and collaborative environment and expand their career opportunities. To achieve this we run...

morphism

Burhan Ali on June 12, 2017

Last week we open sourced morphism, a tool for working with MySQL databases. This was previously an internal tool but is now available for everyone to use. This tool has two main areas of functionality: parsing, extracting and diffing MySQL dump files. easily migrating schema structure from one version to...

Go at graze

Burhan Ali on March 10, 2017

At graze we have historically been predominantly a user of the LAMP stack but on occasion we venture away from this and work with other technologies when we have a project which has specific requirements or we are in a position to experiment. Go is an example of one of...

We partner with Rackspace to manage our production infrastructure on AWS. We’ve been running regular hack days recently and thought it’d be good to take a day out of shipping code to work with Rackspace on a hack day to play with some of the new beta tools that AWS...