October 2016

  • What I've learned in my first few weeks as a developer

    A little over two weeks ago, I started a new job in the Digital team as a Junior Developer. While this job is new to me, the team isn't – I first joined in January 2014 as a Content Producer....

  • The brief history of the content transition board

    We recently returned to a content sprint that was started a year ago. Digging up the old Trello board made us feel a bit nostalgic and quite pleased with ourselves - we’d come a long way since then. When we...

  • Slaves to the dragon

    We’re currently recruiting for three new people: a Content Producer and two Developers. This got me thinking about what I most enjoy about the team I work with and the work we do. Being the newbie I’m a relatively new...

  • One Hour Upgrade part 5

    The idea behind One Hour Upgrade is for each member of the Digital team to spend 60 minutes working on their own initiative to make our digital processes, infrastructure or products better. Using the lessons learned from our previous upgrades, we...

  • Visual regression testing

    Our new site consists of 15 different layout templates. Each one of these is further broken down into numerous different design patterns for consistently displaying content. The rules that govern the presentation of these patterns (or elements, if you are...

  • Rio Olympics and Brazil takeover of Worldwide and its performance

    In May 2016, we launched the very first edition of Worldwide – the South Africa takeover. A few months later, we launched its second edition to focus on the Rio Olympics and Brazil. The goal of this takeover was to...