The 5th anniversary of the Spaces Summit – Podcast

    Peter Brouwers, Peter Paul van de Beek, on 27-05-2021
    Category: Podcast

    From how it was born to what it is now in 45 minutes One of the things that make us really proud about working in Tech at is our annual Space Summit. Our internal tech conference by developers for developers. And maybe you can recall we had quite some interesting episodes, blogs and videos about it and some of the talks given there in the last 2 years. This year is a special edition! We celebrate our 5th anniversary!! In June 2018 Peter published an article on Linkedin with…

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    Spaces Talk #6: Making Demos Great Again

    Marloes Kuijper, on 19-10-2020
    Category: Data Science & AI, Events

    At this year’s Spaces Summit, I presented a talk on Streamlit: a new web application framework in Python, which is perfect for making data science demos. About the talk As Data Scientists, we often need to quickly prototype ideas and showcase those projects to the business. Yet, Python scripts are not very visually appealing and Powerpoint is not always suitable. You also don’t want to spend weeks setting up that throw-away, unmaintainable Flask application, just for the purpose of showcasing your idea. Fortunately, there’s a solution to all of these…

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    Spaces Talk #5: Super Mario’s Dive Through The Gitlab Pipelines

    Patrick van Dissel, on 5-10-2020
    Category: Cloud, Development, Testing

    Spaces Summit is our annual internal conference for IT, by IT, and friends: Two fun days of inspiration, knowledge sharing, bragging, and community. This year, our 4th edition, was our first digital version of the summit. All our summits are recorded and published on YouTube, free to watch for everyone. Check for all info on all our summits and their recordings. As one of the organizers of Spaces Summit 2019 and 2018, as well as mentor of the 2020 organizers, I’m proud that we were able to very…

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    Creating a paradigm shift for marketing attribution

    Ivan Budincevic, on 8-09-2020
    Category: Data Science & AI, Development

    This year at Spaces Summit, the annual internal IT conference, I presented a talk about the work our team, Team SmartAds, has been doing in creating a new marketing attribution truth for our platform. About the talk How do we verify that we are using our marketing budget effectively? As, we are spending a considerable amount of our budget on digital marketing. Because of this, we need to be able to allocate this budget in the most effective, data-driven way possible. The four main methods for determining marketing…

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    Spaces Talk #4: From prototype to production. A real-life cloud story.

    Quiran Storey, on 24-08-2020
    Category: Architecture, Cloud, Infrastructure, Development

    This year the Spaces Summit was held virtually and Anastasija and myself, Quiran Storey, presented a talk on a topic that is close to our daily work “From prototype to production. A real-life cloud story.” About the talk All things start out as ideas, or prototypes, and our R2D2 is no different. In this talk we will give you a glimpse of how’s self-service cloud provisioning tool came to be. But also how it is constantly evolving from a proof of concept to a full-on production system. We…

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    Spaces Talk #3: How to work the climbing ladder?

    Asparuh Hristov, on 10-08-2020
    Category: Blog, Culture

    I, Asparuh Hristov, a Data Science Craft Lead at, believe that my working experience actually helps my other huge passion: Climbing. Sure, my work leaves a limited amount of time for actual climbing, but at the same time improved the quality of this time spent practicing my hobby tremendously. During the Spaces Summit 2020 digital conference from, I did a talk on “How to work the climbing ladder?”. About the talk “Your job should be your passion” has been repeatedly questioned by work/life-balance “gurus” with the argument that…

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    Spaces Talk #2: Introduction to Sociotechnical Architecture

    Eduardo da Silva, on 27-07-2020
    Category: Architecture, Development

    I’ve had the great pleasure of giving a talk at the Spaces Summit 2020, the internal Tech conference. About the talk Maximizing the impact of our products is more than just thinking about their technical architecture. Doing so would lead to just partially optimizing their potential impact. Instead, we need to follow an approach that also recognizes people (i.e. the teams building the products) as a central element in the design space. This way of co-designing is termed “Sociotechnical Architecture”. In my talk on this topic, I first lay…

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    Spaces Talk #1: They took our jobs!

    Asparuh Hristov, on 13-07-2020
    Category: Blog, Data Science & AI

    Spaces Summit is our annual internal 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. My name is Asparuh Hristov and working as a Data Science Craft Lead in the Forecasting team, I keep encountering people that believe Machine Learning can automate all existing jobs, including Data Science itself. I hope that this talk can bring a bit more of understanding what Data Science is, which steps can be automated…

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    Spaces Summit goes virtual – Organising our internal tech conference

    Peter Brouwers, Peter Paul van de Beek, on 28-05-2020
    Category: Culture, Podcast

    Spaces Summit in corona time means Spaces Summit goes virtual. Maybe you remember from last year that we have an annual internal tech conference at Given the measures, in place, we can’t come together. So, we go for a digital online equivalent. We wanted to know what it takes to organise an event like this? But we found out there’s an even more important step before. It’s getting the answer to the question “what are we going to do?” Many people and organisations who are organizing conferences, meetups, summits…

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    Scary close to fully autonomous teams at Onefootball

    Peter Brouwers, Peter Paul van de Beek, on 3-07-2019
    Category: Podcast

    This is a special episode of the Techlab Podcast. It’s recorded on at our own Tech Conference the spaces summit. Directly after Jim gave his presentation about ‘scary close to fully autonomous teams at Onefootball’ we interviewed him. We had a great presentation at Spaces Summit with the Title: “scary close to fully autonomous teams”. Within we strive for autonomous teams because we believe that we will go faster, are more agile and we have more fun. But it is also great to hear from people outside…

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