How do young people who have serious problems seek help? And how can a smart system help them do that? Together with Team Rockstars, ROC Mondriaan developed an online platform especially for students. Efficient and scalable, thanks to Azure’s serverless functions and DevOps automation.
As an educational institution in The Hague, ROC Mondriaan is not unfamiliar with metropolitan issues. “Drugs, unwanted pregnancies, homelessness. We help young people with complex problems who often need various forms of help,” says ROC project leader Tina van Wouw. “All the knowledge about those aid workers was in my and my colleagues’ heads and in OneNote and Excel; that was hard to keep up-to-date and share. Together with interns, we started working on a smart search engine. That was promising, but for implementation we needed the expertise and decisiveness of an outside party.”
Team Rockstars IT delegated a DevOps team led by developer Vincent Bitter. Tina is very enthusiastic about the collaboration, “I am an agog and school leader by background. So I have no technical knowledge, but I do see that it works. The Rockstars do have that knowledge, but the great thing is: they also have a feeling for education. We really have got a top team in house.”