What you should know building a Tech Lead community – Podcast

On 26-03-2021
Category: Podcast

What you should know building a Tech Lead community – Podcast

Don’t miss our story of the introduction of the Tech Leads

During the podcast, you will find out what Tech Leads are and why we need to build this community of Tech Leads at bol.com. You will learn how we approached this and avoid hiding the Tech Leads in ivory towers. The two tech leads and an IT director share best practices and pitfalls (and what we learned from them).

The Why and What of our Tech Lead Community

  • Tech Lead Community
  • Why did we start to define the role?
  • What is the Tech Lead for bol.com,
  • Responsibilities
  • Product Tech Lead
  • Space Tech Lead

It’s a fun challenge and it’s taking time” – Eduardo da Silva

The backlog of the tech leads

  • Backlog of community
  • Tech Radar
  • Tech Vision
  • Backlog Space Tech Leads
  • Cloud Migration
  • Backlog of products
  • Examples

Introduction of the role (process)

  • Definition
  • Scale, number of Tech Leads needed
  • Rollout / Hiring part
  • Building the Tech Lead Community

Lessons Learned so far

  • Best Practices
  • Pitfalls / Challenges



Peter Brouwers

Peter Paul van de Beek


The book Talking with Tech Leads by Patrick Kua.

We talked about API design and development in a previous episode.


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