To stimulate innovation among the self-employed, the Chamber of Commerce has set up a pilot to see if it is possible, using deep learning and AI, to bring all relevant information to entrepreneurs. This is so that these do not have to worry about missing anything. In this pilot, IT Rockstar Matthijs was a developer and used the latest techniques. You can sign up for this pilot project to make it a success at www.slimmeinformatieassistent.nl
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS PROJECT?
The reason I chose the CoC is because they are working hard to become an agile organization. There is still much work to be done here, but the right mindset is in place. The same mindset also encourages the use of new techniques that I can make my own. This assignment, in my view, is a good example of `fair crossing.’ I can apply the expertise I already had and in return I can acquire new techniques.
What techniques tooling did you use?
This project used a .NET Core Web API solution with containers running in the cloud. ReactJs was used for the front-end. In addition, techniques such as ElasticSearch and Spark were used.
WHAT ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF WITHIN THIS PROJECT?
For the Chamber of Commerce, doing a pilot like this is `something new.’ It is entirely customer-centered and also uses the latest technology. Having the business join the team and noticing how well this lands and how enthusiastic everyone gets about it is the most fun.
WHAT DID THE PROJECT DELIVER TO THE TARGET AUDIENCE/USER?
Because it is only a short pilot, there are not many users. However, the feedback we have received back has been very helpful and gives us more insight into what entrepreneurs are up against or what `relevance` means.
WHAT DID YOU LEARN IN THE PROJECT?
In this project, I was able to let my hair down technically and take a good, deep dive into container technology. Furthermore, I was able to delve well into .NET core, the difference from the old .Net framework and everything you are going to run into. In addition, I got involved with the tooling described above and built a mini OAUTH token server using the same technique. So a lot of technical skills richer. However, besides technical skills I was also able to gain a lot of experience in involving `the business` in the team and I was able to experience what it is like to work in a project where the uncertainty factor is so high that SCRUM no longer really works. Very instructive.
WHAT MADE TEAM ROCKSTARS IT-WORTHY?
Are you kidding? Check the above.
What does our rockstar say on this project?
I have built a mini OAuth token server