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Bol’s journey in shifting left* and shifting right**: our Vision

As a company, bol has 25 years of growth, exciting challenges and changes behind its back. Its IT department is no different. Going from 10 to 170+ teams, from 10 to ~1400 applications, embarking on a DevOps journey in 2015, starting the shift to the Cloud in 2017 and going Product Led in 2022, the IT landscape and organisation changed drastically. And while the way we test, release and run our applications changed along the way, early 2021 we realised we need to step up our game when it comes to quality, testing and observability. We took a serious look at where we are in our journey of shifting left and shifting right and realised that besides a clear vision, we also need to focus on providing building blocks to our teams to realise it.

Bol’s journey in shifting left* and shifting right**: our Vision

Bol's Journey in Shifting Left and Shifting Right: Canary Releases

In our ongoing saga of bol's evolution towards excellence in software development, we've traversed the realms of shifting left and shifting right, each step guiding us closer to our ultimate goal: delivering unparalleled value to our customers. Today, our focus shifts RIGHT to the indispensable role of Canary Releases in our quest for innovation and reliability.

Bol's Journey in Shifting Left and Shifting Right: Canary Releases

Embracing change as a tech lead

When Product Tech Lead Pratishtha exchanged India for The Netherlands five years ago, she wasn’t driven by a job opportunity or a passion for cheese and clogs. She was looking for a change. “I wanted to truly immerse myself in an unknown culture, meet new people, and grow as an engineer and a person.

Embracing change as a tech lead

Tech, sports and teamwork

Self-proclaimed ´data nerd´ and Senior Data Scientist Bellamie seems to have truly found her place at bol. In addition to her full-time job, she is a top athlete ánd proud member of bol’s Women in Tech group. What drives her? “To me, it’s all about the people. Working together as a team, helping each other when necessary, and being able to make a difference – ultimately, that’s what I really enjoy above everything else.”

Tech, sports and teamwork

Insights from a Rust Conference

Delve into the potential niche for Rust, examining both the obstacles and prospects within this dynamic landscape.

Insights from a Rust Conference

Evolving in the world of tech: "bol's community helps me thrive"

As Senior Software Engineer Angelica reflects on her journey at bol, one word consistently stands out: community. When talking to us, she openly shares stories about her rapid professional growth, her most challenging project to date, and her desire to continuously step out of her comfort zone and do more.

Evolving in the world of tech: "bol's community helps me thrive"

From Young Professional to AI Expert

Julita talks about the past year and shares her aspirations in the field of machine learning. “I am very passionate about AI, and I truly believe in its potential for some incredible applications. This time at bol helps me to achieve my future goals while also enjoying a really fun journey along the way.”

From Young Professional to AI Expert

Product Management Journey at the Purpose Hackathon 2023

As a member of Team Paradise, our journey through the Purpose Hackathon 2023 was an exhilarating experience that provided valuable insights into product management and problem-solving. Over the course of four days, we engaged in a rigorous process of problem exploration, ideation, and solution-building, with a focus on making sustainable assortment more attractive to customers.

Product Management Journey at the Purpose Hackathon 2023