Spaces Talk #2: Introduction to Sociotechnical Architecture
I’ve had the great pleasure of giving a talk at the Spaces Summit 2020, the internal bol. com Tech conference.
About the talk
Maximizing the impact of our products is more than just thinking about their technical architecture.
Spaces Summit is our annual internal bol. com conference for IT, by IT, and friends: Two fun days of inspiration, knowledge sharing, bragging, and community. This year we had our first digital version of the summit.
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