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In this podcast we share our experience with you to learn and entertain. Showing you our approach to IT, e-commerce and retail tech platforms.

We are looking into the things that we’re enthusiastic about that are happening here at bol.com. As always, we have a bunch of ideas to share… This is how we do IT!



Topics in the episodes vary from:

- tech oriented, for instance the introduction of new programming languages

- business-tech oriented, for instance the way we apply data science in retail challenges

- way of working in tech, cultural aspects and agility

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In this podcast we share our experience with you to learn and entertain. Showing you our approach to IT, e-commerce and retail tech platforms.

We are looking into the things that we’re enthusiastic about that are happening here at bol.com. As always, we have a bunch of ideas to share… This is how we do IT!



Topics in the episodes vary from:

- tech oriented, for instance the introduction of new programming languages

- business-tech oriented, for instance the way we apply data science in retail challenges

- way of working in tech, cultural aspects and agility

    2021 Wrapped

    2021 Wrapped

    This episode is 2021 Techlab Wrapped. Inspired by one of the platforms that host our podcast Spotify. It is the end of Season 3 and the end of 2021. Time to look back and to look ahead. 2021 Wrapped and maybe a glimpse into 2022. What the episode covers We look back at 2021 by the numbers. Top 3 lists Top 5 countries We discuss the topics and episodes that really got us. For instance the one on Log4j and the PMC member who is working in bol.com. We share…

    • 34 min.
    Load testing with Locust

    Load testing with Locust

    During the recording of this episode, we are in the week of Black Friday. An exciting week for people hunting for bargains. And also for a lot of our colleagues. Whether that is from a commercial point of view or an engineering one. All the eyeballs on our website, bring a lot of traffic. And consequential a lot of load on our systems. In this episode, we focus on one aspect of preparing for a large load: Load Testing. In this episode, we are going to talk about Load Testing…

    • 41 min.
    How could this happen - podcast

    How could this happen - podcast

    If you are a regular listener to the podcast or an e-commerce watcher, you know “the season” is very important for us. It is a yearly recurring theme in the podcast. You are probably also aware that uptime and responsiveness of our app and website are crucial. And you might have noticed that enabling our software engineers to perform at their peak is very important for us. Enabling teams and engineers is what we do to build a great place to engineer. And sometimes things just go sour. A perfect…

    • 48 min.
    AI for Retail Lab on recommendations

    AI for Retail Lab on recommendations

    In this episode, we virtually visit the AI for Retail Lab and dive with two members into the world of recommendations. The AI for Retail (AIR) Lab Amsterdam is a joint UvA-Ahold Delhaize industry lab and conducts research into socially responsible algorithms aimed at the retail domain. Think of developing models for recommendations and managing goods flows. The research, testing and application of the models take place in Albert Hein Delhaize and bol.com. What the episode covers What is the AIRLab (Artificial Intelligence Research Lab) and what is it trying…

    • 46 min.
    Warehouse Mechanization

    Warehouse Mechanization

    Warehouse mechanization is a part of our IT landscape where our IT meets the physical world. It is one of those places where we encounter that while we could scale our IT almost indefinitely in the cloud, the physical world and warehouses don’t work that way. As you listen to this episode you will learn how the world of IT has to adapt to the physical world to make things work. And as Peter states this is also the place where e-commerce comes to life. This is the place where…

    • 45 min.
    The Programmer's Brain

    The Programmer's Brain

    Some aspects of software engineering are easily overlooked. In the book The Programmer’s Brain some of these like reading code, thinking about code and collaborating on code are at the centre. In this episode, we talk to the author of this book to guide us through these aspects. To improve your coding skills it is good to know how your brain works. That will enable you to set your brain to work for you. If you spent significantly more time on reading code than on writing code, shouldn’t we focus…

    • 58 min.

Klantrecensies

5,0 van 5
12 beoordelingen

12 beoordelingen

CowFan! ,

My best workout buddy

Just love this podcast! Telling the tech story of my favorite shopping destination. It’s fascinating to hear how things work and listen to real people behind. It’s my favorite workout buddy :-)

RogierL ,

Great initiative! Easy to listen, very interesting

Very interesting to hear how bol.com in terms of IT does stuff. Highly recommended.

Innuedo ,

Nice

Nice to get some insights on how Bol.com uses tech!

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