Behind the Scenes.

Behind the Scenes at Coolblue

About Behind the Scenes

Curious as to what goes on behind the scenes at the IT Development department of one the largest e-commerce companies of the Benelux? Wonder no more, because we'd love to have you over at one of our Behind the Scenes events!

During these events our developers will share with you their work, insights and lessons learned. Afterwards, there's a tour of our office and we wouldn't be Coolblue if we didn't wrap up with a few drinks at our own in-office bar. Sounds good? Simply sign up for updates on future events and you'll be the first to know when the next one is coming up!

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Previous events

Below you'll find our previous events, just to give you an idea of what we've been up to. Don't worry, there's always a new event right around the corner. Just sign up so you don't miss out!

September 19th 2019
Behind the Scenes - .NEt C#
During this Behind the Scenes event, you'll hear real stories from two of our .NET developers (Cagri and Erik) about implementing GraphQL and using Event Feeds for communicating between microservices.
May 23rd 2019
Behind the Scenes - Data Services
During this Behind the Scenes event, you'll learn how Data Engineering is implementing a self-service data processing platform that allows developers, business analysts and data scientists to collaborate when it comes to processing, understanding and sharing data. Spoiler alert: that methodology free data engineers from writing simple ETLs and allows them to focus on more complex topics such as Customer Deduplication using Spark/Graph Frames and ensuring that Coolblue follows a Cloud-first strategy (in AWS)
April 18th 2019
Behind the Scenes - Data Science
During this Behind the Scenes event, you'll learn how Data Science is understood at Coolblue and three interesting examples of solutions running in our systems are going to be shown. You are going to see state-of-the-art methods running in a cluster and multi-thread!
29 November 2018
Behind the Scenes Delphi
A new Behind the Scenes is coming up. This time we'll cooperate with Barnsten. Our Developers will tell you about using virtual interfaces for consuming external APIs, data access abstraction and injectable function calls. Besides that they will share experiences in transforming a monolith back office application into a service oriented on.
9 October 2018
Behind the Scenes Agile
During this Behind the Scenes event, you'll learn how we deal with scaling in our growing Agile environment.
22 March 2018
Behind the Scenes - Data Science
During this Behind the Scenes event, you'll learn about Data Science.
26 October 2017
Behind the Scenes - Big Data Processing and Orchestration
During this Behind the Scenes you'll find out how the Data Engineering Team turned to Python, Spark and Airflow to keep up with Coolblue's growth.
17 October 2017
Behind the Scenes - Architects at Coolblue
During this behind the scenes we will show you how our architects work together with teams and stay away from presentations and tree-thick documentation. Not only by telling you how we roll, but also showing you with examples that illustrate some of our key principles.
12 September 2017
Behind the Scenes - Mobile
Join us for this session where Joey and hindrik will take you through our adventure while architecting our brand new mobile app and where Sander and Fernando tells you how to get to BDD heaven.
18 May 2017
dotNET meetup
We'll host the next dotNET meetup. Presentations by Glenn Versweyveld and our own Sander van Vliet.
9 May 2017
Behind the Scenes - Cloud
Join us for this session where our cloud deployment team will take you through our journey to the cloud. We will show you how we got from pets in our kitchen cabinet to cattle in the AWS cloud using infrastructure as code.
4 April 2017
Behind the Scenes - PHP
Join us for this session where Bart will take you through our adventure of making our webshops compatible with other languages and Hannes van de Vreken will explain the interfaces defined by PSR-7 and the real power of shared interfaces for HTTP object.
21 February 2017
Behind the Scenes - Utilising Elastic Stack in .Net development
Join us for this session where Pat will go through how we integrate with the Elastic Stack - from Development all the way to Production, and Nathan will discuss refactoring some of our existing applications to support this new requirement using the Mikado method.
9 February 2017
UX Insight Conference
We're attending UX Insight Conference 2017
27 and 28 January 2017
PHP Benelux Conference
We're attending PHP Benelux Conference 2017

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Coolblue HQ
Weena 664
3012 CN Rotterdam
The Netherlands
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Questions? Fire away!

Questions about our events? Contact Doortje van Zuylen
Questions about working at Coolblue? Contact Else de Boer

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