8 episodes

Welcome to the ASOS Tech Podcast, where we're going to be sharing what it's like to work at an online destination for fashion-loving 20-somethings around the world.

You may have bought some clothes from us, but have you ever wondered what happens behind the screens?

Find out all about our tech and ways of working as we bring you regular content with a diverse group of hosts and guests every 2 weeks on #TechTuesday.

ASOS Tech Podcast ASOS Tech

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Welcome to the ASOS Tech Podcast, where we're going to be sharing what it's like to work at an online destination for fashion-loving 20-somethings around the world.

You may have bought some clothes from us, but have you ever wondered what happens behind the screens?

Find out all about our tech and ways of working as we bring you regular content with a diverse group of hosts and guests every 2 weeks on #TechTuesday.

    Accessibility @ ASOS

    Accessibility @ ASOS

    Episode Notes
    You may have shopped on ASOS, now meet the people behind the platforms.

    Nat and Lewis from our Tech team chat to Accessibility Specialist, Tzveta, and Web Engineer, Ellie, about how they are creating an inclusive experience for our customers here at ASOS.

    Featuring...

    Tzveta Dinova (she/her) - Accessibility Specialist
    Ellie Hadyoon (she/her) - Web Engineer
    Nat Huitson (she/her) - Associate Web Engineer
    Lewis Holmes (he/him) - Principal Software Engineer

    Show Notes

    Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG): https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG/
    Udacity Web Accessibility Course https://www.udacity.com/course/web-accessibility--ud891
    BBC Global Experience Language (GEL) https://www.bbc.co.uk/gel
    Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) https://accessibility.day/
    Deque https://www.deque.com/resources/type/webinars/
    Abilitynet https://abilitynet.org.uk/accessibility-services/useful-resources#AbNetwebinars

    Credits

    Producer: Si Jobling
    Editors: Myles Sanigar, Lewis Holmes
    Reviewers: Ed Collins, Lewis Holmes & Ellen Stirling

    Check out our open roles in ASOS Tech on https://link.asos.com/tech-pod-jobs

    • 30 min
    Day In The Life Of… Jordan Ashton (DEI Advisor)

    Day In The Life Of… Jordan Ashton (DEI Advisor)

    You may have shopped on ASOS, now meet the people behind the platforms.

    Chris ACKA from our Tech team chats to DEI Advisor, Jordan Ashton, about what it's like to work in our Talent and Culture team.

    Featuring

    Jordan Ashton (he/him) - DEI Advisor
    Chris ACKA (he/him) - QA Engineer

    Show notes

    ASOS Purpose and Values: https://www.asosplc.com/this-is-asos/our-purpose-and-values/
    Delivering Positive Benefits for People at ASOS: https://www.asosplc.com/fashion-with-integrity/people/

    Credits

    Producer: Si Jobling
    Editors: Ed Collins & Adrian Lansdown
    Reviewers: Saima Mahmood & Ellen Stirling

    Check out our open roles in ASOS Tech on https://link.asos.com/tech-pod-jobs

    • 37 min
    Event-Driven Systems @ ASOS

    Event-Driven Systems @ ASOS

    You may have shopped on ASOS, now meet the people behind the platforms.

    Nat and Lewis from our Tech team chat to one of our Solution Architects, Amrish and Senior Software Engineer, Sarah about Event-Driven Systems. What are they? Why do we use them? Plus some useful insights into how we build Event-Driven Systems within Tech at ASOS.

    Featuring...

    Amrish Patel (he/him) - Solution Architect
    Sarah Wood (she/her) - Senior Software Engineer
    Nat Huitson (she/her) - Associate Web Engineer
    Lewis Holmes (he/him) - Principal Software Engineer

    Show Notes


    Conway's Law
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conway%27s_law



    Event Sourcing Pattern
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/architecture/patterns/event-sourcing



    Durable Functions
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-functions/durable/durable-functions-entities?tabs=csharp



    Cosmos DB Change Feed
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cosmos-db/change-feed



    Kubernetes Event-driven Autoscaling
    https://keda.sh



    Credits

    Producer: Si Jobling
    Editors: Lewis Holmes, Ed Collins
    Reviewers: Adrian Lansdown, Si Jobling, Ed Collins & Ellen Stirling

    Check out our open roles in ASOS Tech on https://link.asos.com/tech-pod-jobs

    • 30 min
    Day In The Life Of… Chris ACKA (QA Engineer)

    Day In The Life Of… Chris ACKA (QA Engineer)

    You may have shopped on ASOS, now meet the people behind the platforms.
    Nat from our Tech team chats to QA Engineer, Chris ACKA, about what it's like to work in our Retail Systems platform.

    Featuring
    Chris ACKA (he/him) - QA Engineer in Retail Systems
    Nat Huitson (she/her) - Associate Web Engineer

    Credits
    Producer: Si Jobling
    Editors: Ed Collins & Lewis Holmes
    Reviewers: Craig Morten & Ellen Stirling

    Check out our open roles in ASOS Tech on https://link.asos.com/tech-pod-jobs

    • 24 min
    Tech Recruitment @ ASOS

    Tech Recruitment @ ASOS

    You may have shopped on ASOS, now meet the people behind the platforms. Nat and Lewis from our Tech team chat to Lead Principal Engineer, Nix and Software Engineer, Grace about how we recruit amazing tech talent and what it's like to apply for a role and then start working within Tech at ASOS.

    Featuring…

    Nix Crabtree (they/them) - Lead Principal Engineer
    Grace Burley Jones (she/her) - Software Engineer
    Nat Huitson (she/her) - Associate Web Engineer
    Lewis Holmes (he/him) - Principal Software Engineer

    Show Notes

    ASOS Tech Blog - The Dreaded Technical Interview: https://medium.com/asos-techblog/the-dreaded-technical-interview-22f3482cf232
    ASOS Fashion with Integrity - People: https://www.asosplc.com/fashion-with-integrity/people/
    Winner of Diversity & Inclusion Award at The Rewards 2021: https://twitter.com/asos_news/status/1470694701342855170
    Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers: https://www.inclusivecompanies.co.uk/inclusivetop50/2021rankings/
    New York Festivals TV & Film Awards - Gold for ASOS: All In https://tvfilm.newyorkfestivals.com/Winners/WinnerDetailsNew/d54890a8-a6bb-40ce-ab72-c918826b7d4d
    Check out our open roles in ASOS Tech on https://link.asos.com/tech-pod-jobs

    • 36 min
    Day In The Life Of… Emma Poolman (Software Engineer)

    Day In The Life Of… Emma Poolman (Software Engineer)

    You may have shopped on ASOS, now meet the people behind the platforms.
    Nat from our Tech team chats to Software Engineer, Emma Poolman, about what it's like to work in our Customer Profile platform.

    Featuring

    Emma Poolman (she/her) - Software Engineer in Customer Profile & Identity
    Nat Huitson (she/her) - Associate Web Engineer

    • 19 min

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