JOIN VIA THE MS TEAMS INVITES YOU RECEIVED Unconference schedule

With three different main tracks and 15+ workshops/presentationsyou can take your pick on what you want to learn. The workshops/presentations are devided by the following levels: low, medium or high.

Introductory session (Low) – These sessions will often dive deep into the subject but will guide you through the entire process.

Technical session (Medium) – Most of these sessions have a very specific focus area and some software development experience is expected.

Expert session (High) – You are expected to have good knowledge about the surrounding technologies of these sessions.

  • 08:45 - 09:00

    Walk-in

  •  Marit van Egmond 09:00 - 09:30
    Marit van Egmond

    Kick-off: Marit

    Marit van Egmond (CEO Albert Heijn) will kick off the Unconference day.

  • 09:30 - 10:00

    Keynote: Sjoerd, Arnoud, Philip & Gerhard

    The keynote speakers will tell you something about the three tracks: Data, Tech and Digital.

  • 10:00 - 10:15

    Break

  •  Johan Pelgrim 10:15 - 11:15
    Johan Pelgrim

    Flutter 1-0-1

    Technical session (Difficulty: Medium) 
    In this 1-0-1 session I will tell you the basics of what Flutter is and how to start with Flutter development. I will show you how to create beautiful user interfaces and dive a little bit deeper into stateless and stateful widgets, state management in general and the fun part; hot reload and animations. After the presentation I will leave you with some exercises which will hopefully inspire you to start creating your own Flutter apps in no time!

  •  Auke ten Hoopen 11:15 - 12:15
    Auke ten Hoopen

    How we scaled GraphQL at Albert Heijn while keeping our teams autonomous

    Technical session (Difficulty: Medium) 
    In this presentation you will learn everything about how to set up a scalable GraphQL server. We talk about how to separate your GraphQL API implementation into small, reusable and easy to test pieces. In the second part, we focus on how the teams can continue to work autonomously without compromising on architecture, schema design and testing.

  • 12:15 - 12:45

    Off-screen lunch & Meet/Greet opportunity

    Enjoy a well-deserved lunch and recharge for the next sessions.

  • 12:45 - 13:15

    Fun Energizer

    Yoga on a chair with Esther Kersten

    Ester Kersten, who has been teaching yoga for almost 20 years (including at our head office in Zaandam), will give an online yoga class. You are going to do yoga exercises for 30 minutes on the chair you are sitting on. Since it’s a MS Teams Live Event, no one can see you. Only Esther will be in the picture. Moreover, you don't need a mat or sportswear, so there are no excuses!

    Random speeddate

    Meet and greet each other in breakout rooms.

    Go for a walk

    You perform better and feel more focused and energized after spending a few minutes walking outdoors. If possible, take a nice photo during your walk and place it in our MS Teams Channel. Put on your jacket and get some fresh air.

  •  Bart Rijnders 13:15 - 13:55
    Bart Rijnders

    Hosting my birthday party in the cloud

    Introductory session (Difficulty: Low) 
    At AH we are going cloud native. Watch me build networks, databases and computing clusters in Azure to host a digital birthday party for all my friends, and show you the power of a cloud native setup.

  •  Fransisco da Silva 13:55 - 14:35
    Fransisco da Silva

    Become a Low-Code developer with OutSystems

    Technical session (Difficulty: Medium)

    “You don’t need to know how to code to create low code apps” FALSE Let’s talk about this myth and how important is to be a great programmer to create business critical low code apps.

  • 14:35 - 14:50

    Break

  •  Xander Menger 14:50 - 15:30
    Xander Menger

    Privacy & Data

    Introductory session (Difficulty: Low)

    What you need to know about regulations and maintaining the value of our Data.

  • 15:30 - 16:10

    Mulesoft – Enabling customer journey

    Technical session (Difficulty: Medium) 

    Using Mulesoft’s different integration patterns for seamless interaction of multiple applications, unlocking the data and enabling the customer journey.

  •  Gerhard van der Bijl 16:10 - 16:30
    Gerhard van der Bijl

    Closing

    Gerhard will end the day.

  • 16:30 - 17:00

    Drinks & DJ Dennis

    DJ Dennis will end the Unconference day.

  • 8:45 - 09:00

    Walk-in

  •  Marit van Egmond 09:00 - 09:30
    Marit van Egmond

    Kick-off: Marit

    Marit van Egmond (CEO Albert Heijn) will kick off the Unconference day.

  • 09:30 - 10:00

    Keynote: Sjoerd, Arnoud, Philip & Gerhard

    The keynote speakers will tell you something about the three tracks: Data, Tech and Digital.

  • 10:00 - 10:15

    Break

  • 10:15 - 11:15

    Eliminate guesswork

    Introductory session (Difficulty: Low)

    Assumption ≠ Insight" - building towards a culture of experimentation. How the right approach, methodology and process can solve traditional business challenges. And the story from the frontline with the personalized offers case.

  •  Hilbert Roukema 11:15 - 12:15
    Hilbert Roukema

    DC Mechanization behind the scenes

    Introductory session (Difficulty: Low)
    During this presentation you will learn everything about mechanization in our distribution in DC Zaandam. It’s about robot’s working together, 65 Automatic Guided Vehicles which can create their own traffic jam and Tetris 2.0 with our smart stacking software.

  • 12:15 - 12:45

    Off-screen lunch & Meet/Greet opportunity

    Enjoy a well-deserved lunch and recharge for the next sessions.

  • 12:45 - 13:15

    Fun Energizer

    Yoga on a chair with Esther Kersten

    Ester Kersten, who has been teaching yoga for almost 20 years (including at our head office in Zaandam), will give an online yoga class. You are going to do yoga exercises for 30 minutes on the chair you are sitting on. Since it’s a MS Teams Live Event, no one can see you. Only Esther will be in the picture. Moreover, you don't need a mat or sportswear, so there are no excuses!

    Random speeddate

    Meet and greet each other in breakout rooms.

    Go for a walk

    You perform better and feel more focused and energized after spending a few minutes walking outdoors. If possible, take a nice photo during your walk and place it in our MS Teams Channel. Put on your jacket and get some fresh air.

  • 13:15 - 13:55

    Online demand forecasting

    Introductory session (Difficulty: Low)

    During the ODFC session (formerly known as X12), we present the business questions that we solve and the impact that we are already making. We start by walking you through our quest in collecting and processing the right data. This required a scalable and robust data pipeline, which we built in DBT, but also a thorough understanding of the business and the data. Once you get a grasp of the data, we explain the modeling choices that we made, specifically the pros and cons of forecasting per zipcode (instead of on a higher aggregation level). Also, we present the details of the machine learning model that we implemented and how variables like promotions, holidays and minimal order value are used.

  • 13:55 - 14:35

    Dynamic Markdown – Live Machine-Learning and Experimentation in Store

    Technical session (Difficulty: Medium) 
    An in-depth walk-through on how we apply machine learning and experimentation to reduce waste in stores. We discuss the science and engineering and the challenges that we have faced implementing and machine learning measuring impact in the physical world.

  • 14:35 - 14:50

    Break

  •  Xander Menger 14:50 - 15:30
    Xander Menger

    Privacy & Data

    Introductory session (Difficulty: Low)

    What you need to know about regulations and maintaining the value of our Data.

  •  Nauman Ali 15:30 - 16:10
    Nauman Ali

    Thor - Not your average data lake

    Technical session (Difficulty: Medium/Low)

    Overview of the new data differentiation platform and Data Products.

  •  Gerhard van der Bijl 16:10 - 16:30
    Gerhard van der Bijl

    Closing

    Gerhard will end the day.

  •  Dennis Eijkelenboom 16:30 - 17:00
    Dennis Eijkelenboom

    Drinks & DJ Dennis

    DJ Dennis will end the Unconference day.

  • 08:45 - 09:00

    Walk-in

  •  Marit van Egmond 09:00 - 09:30
    Marit van Egmond

    Kick-off: Marit

    Marit van Egmond (CEO Albert Heijn) will kick off the Unconference day.

  • 09:30 - 10:00

    Keynote: Sjoerd, Arnoud, Philip & Gerhard

    The keynote speakers will tell you something about the three tracks: Data, Tech and Digital.

  • 10:00 - 10:15

    Break

  •  Joost Krijnen 10:15 - 11:15
    Joost Krijnen

    Design Thinking

    Introductory session (Difficulty: Low) 
    We’ve all heard the term Design Thinking before, but what is it exactly and how do we use it at Albert Heijn?

  • 11:15 - 12:15

    SEO is like farming: keep working on every aspect of the foundation in order to have excellent harvest.

    Technical session (Difficulty: Medium)

    Did you know that 50% of all AH visitors come from Google organic every month? In this session you will learn more about Google and the essential technical SEO implementations to take in order to keep and grow excellent harvest.

  • 12:15 - 12:45

    Off-screen lunch & Meet/Greet opportunity

    Enjoy a well-deserved lunch and recharge for the next sessions.

  • 12:45 - 13:15

    Fun Energizer

    Yoga on a chair with Esther Kersten

    Ester Kersten, who has been teaching yoga for almost 20 years (including at our head office in Zaandam), will give an online yoga class. You are going to do yoga exercises for 30 minutes on the chair you are sitting on. Since it’s a MS Teams Live Event, no one can see you. Only Esther will be in the picture. Moreover, you don't need a mat or sportswear, so there are no excuses!

    Random speeddate

    Meet and greet each other in breakout rooms.

    Go for a walk

    You perform better and feel more focused and energized after spending a few minutes walking outdoors. If possible, take a nice photo during your walk and place it in our MS Teams Channel. Put on your jacket and get some fresh air.

  •  Joost Hofman 13:15 - 13:55
    Joost Hofman

    Managing Teams as an Engineer

    Introductory session (Difficulty: Low) 

    "Giving engineer access to systems has been a hassle. This all changed starting 2020!
    Now we manage our teams, engineers and the roles with Git. This presentation will answer your questions on why and how we build TaC. Power to the engineers!"

  • 13:55 - 14:35

    Leading the way in the world of conversational

    Technical session (Difficulty: Medium) 

    What is Conversational AI? Building Conversational Assistants that really help customers.

  • 14:35 - 14:50

    Break

  •  Xander Menger 14:50 - 15:30
    Xander Menger

    Privacy & Data

    Introductory session (Difficulty: Low)

    What you need to know about regulations and maintaining the value of our Data.

  •  Timo Snoek 15:30 - 16:10
    Timo Snoek

    AH Compact

    Introductory session (Difficulty: Low/Medium)

    Introduction in the proposition, principles and journey of Albert Heijn Compact.

  •  Gerhard van der Bijl 16:10 - 16:30
    Gerhard van der Bijl

    Closing

    Gerhard will end the day.

  •  Dennis Eijkelenboom 16:30 - 17:00
    Dennis Eijkelenboom

    Drinks & DJ Dennis

    DJ Dennis will end the Unconference day.