Remote working tips from the DCA Product Team

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Like many of you, remote working is not a new thing for us. Half of our team sit 1,152 miles away and have done for the last 5 years. A few others are dotted around other places in London and the UK and also work remotely, either occasionally or regularly. In light of all the recent events, we thought it’d be helpful to share some of our remote working tips, our 10 Remote Working Commandments, as well as a list of useful links and resources. …


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Two legal professionals working on a document. Two icons overlay it with — the scales of justice, and a code document.

Jordan Roberts
DCA Developer

Rewind to February 2019: I had just qualified as a solicitor after 3 years studying law at university, 2 years of post-graduate study at law school, topped off with a further 2 years of training. I had invested so much time, brain power and money into law. All of this meant that quitting was not an easy decision. However, in the same month that I qualified, I did just that. I left the firm and I left the law, with the aim of completely pivoting my career path to becoming a software developer. As I write…


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Ben Rose
DCA Technical lead

I started trying to program a BBC Master when I was 7 years old, I typed out meticulous page after page of assembler code from a magazine called ‘Input’ which would create a game called ‘Cliff hanger.’ It took me 52 weeks (one edition per week) and it didn’t work.

Head held high, I started from scratch again, I re-wrote the whole codebase from the now available stack of 52 magazines by my side, it still didn’t work. Frustrated and now a budding 11(?) …


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So, we redesigned our logo recently! We’d had the old one for a while, nobody at the company really knew much about it’s lineage — we’re pretty sure it was from one of those $10 logo websites — and nobody really loved it or felt especially attached to it. But as the saying goes, we were too busy chopping wood to sharpen our axe. So we decided to change it. It possibly wasn’t the prefect time to do it (when is?) …


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Oh, a tone-of-voice guidelines for your product! How original! Yes, we know everyone else has done one, and I’ll admit I initially viewed them as a box product teams needed to tick, alongside beanbags and ‘blog posts about design systems. But we did one and it’s actually really useful. You can read the whole thing on our website, but here are a few words about how it came to be.

So, why did we make it? Until very recently we didn’t have any writers in-house. It was pretty challenging and something we probably should have sorted sooner, but one of…

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