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Inspiring Hertfordshire Awards 2022

With our main office based in Hertford, we're always keen to represent our local community wherever possible. We are therefore proud to be finalists in the Inspiring Hertfordshire Awards across the following three categories: Excellence in International Trade Excellence in People Development Workplace Wellbeing Award This recognition would not have been possible without the commitment and…

21 Apr 2022 Inspiring Hertfordshire Awards 2022

Great Place to Work 2022

At Zoocha we pride ourselves on creating a supportive environment where everyone feels welcome and can grow professionally knowing they will be encouraged each step of the way. This is why we're exceptionally proud to be recognised as a Great Place to Work in Brazil, Spain and the UK, demonstrating that our team feel the same way about Zoocha as we do. This year, 99% of our team recognised…

23 Mar 2022 Great Place to Work 2022

News

Crisis in Ukraine - Supporting...

According to the UN, the number of refugees fleeing Ukraine has now reached 2 million, and the need for safe accommodation away from the conflict is only set to grow. Zoocha worked free of charge with our long-term client, HotelSwaps, to provide displaced Ukrainian people with the ability to book hotel rooms in neighbouring countries for free as a means of escaping the invasion of their home…

09 Mar 2022 Crisis in Ukraine - Supporting...

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International Women's Day 2022

How did you get into the tech sector? Was it what you always wanted to do? "I have always had a good relationship with the tech world. I studied industrial design engineering to combine my passion for art and this sector. From there I wanted to study something related with graphic design, and I decided to continue in the web world thinking how it would impact more and more in the future." -…

08 Mar 2022 International Women's Day 2022

Hosting

Fixing issues on multiple servers...

The Problem Since yesterday we've started noticing issues when installing new packages and in some cases with running the remote_file resource on some of the systems running slightly older Chef versions. The errors are all related to commands being unable to verify server certificates: curl -I https://pkg.jenkins.io curl: (60) server certificate verification failed. CAfile: /etc/ssl/certs/ca…

01 Oct 2021 Fixing issues on multiple servers...

Drupal

DrupalCon 2021 North America: Achieving...

Earlier this week Alex and Dave gave a talk at DrupalCon North America 2021. The talk took audience members on a journey of how they could improve the security of their Drupal sites by achieving an "A+" score on the Mozilla Observatory tool, from a starting point of a newly installed Drupal 9 "Umami" demonstration site. The demonstration site that was created as part of this session can be…

15 Apr 2021 DrupalCon 2021 North America: Achieving...

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Web Development

Website Relaunch for CROSS (Collaborative...

CROSS is operated jointly by the Institutions of Structural and Civil Engineers and with the launch of the new website, has expanded its remit to include reporting on fire safety. Since 2005, CROSS has operated a voluntary confidential safety reporting system to capture and share lessons learned from structural safety issues which might not otherwise get public recognition. The audience is…

08 Apr 2021 Website Relaunch for CROSS (Collaborative...

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Hosting

How to be More Energy-Efficient...

You can find out how much energy any given website uses here. As an example, our website uses 0.71g of CO2 every time a user visits the page, making it more energy-efficient than 60% of websites tested. As Carbon Calculator notes, there are three main ways you can reduce your carbon footprint online, but the most effective way is to ensure the website you are building, hosting, or maintaining…

18 Mar 2021 How to be More Energy-Efficient...

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Managing Our Wellbeing During These...

Usually, a year is enough time for us to become accustomed to new situations, but the past year has made it clear that this ‘new normal’ feels everything but normal to most of us. With the separation of work and home becoming smaller by the day, it is more important than ever to focus on our mental health and wellbeing. At Zoocha, we have spent the past year thinking of ways to help our team…

03 Feb 2021 Managing Our Wellbeing During These...