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Posts by Tama Easton for UpDate

Digitally Chainsawing Doorways

We’re great believers in technology empowering people, especially in the digital sphere. But sometimes Do It Yourself turns into Wreck It Yourself and people come to us for help.

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Spreadsheets are Simultaneously Fantastic & Terrible

Why did Public Health England’s Covid contact system lose 16,000 coronavirus cases? Because the Excel spreadsheet ran out of rows.

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Mistaking Conflict for Engagement in the Digital Age

At UpShift we really like the concept of “engagement”, if you want to communicate with someone you need them to be engaged, behind which lies some art, science and luck.

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Why UpShift went Climate Positive

Yesterday I was reminded of the importance of talking about why we take action on issues that matter to us.

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Digital Spec Builds vs Custom Builds vs Journeys of Discovery

Today I’m going to look at three different ways to build a website or app. Not for the first time this is going to involve talking about houses.

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UpShift Turns Eight & Opens a New Chapter

Birthdays are certainly a time for retrospect and UpShift’s eighth birthday has given us plenty to think about.

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DiabetesWise Device Finder: Unbiased Comparisons of Diabetes Technology

The 10th of October 2020 saw a major milestone in DiabetesWise with the launch of the Device Finder functionality.

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How to Ride a Bike for 1,051 days in a Row

Yesterday was the 1,051st day in a row I went for a bike ride, not that I’m counting or anything.

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How Long Should Technology Last?

17th of September 2020 was a big day for millions of people around the world.

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The 10% Rule of Community Engagement

I’ve been talking to a few people about community engagement recently. The topic of how much engagement you can expect often came up.

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