The Fit of Things Podcast


A thought-provoking - and sometimes philosophical - exploration of how things “fit” together in the world of technology, retail and life. Hosted by Volumental's tech translators Ashlyn Bohling and Rebecca Nelson.

New episodes premiering every month. 

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Episode 4: The Mars Rover

In this episode, we're talking to Volumental CEO and Co-Founder, Alper Aydemir, about his time working at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) on the Mars Rover and Mars Helicopter (attached to the rover) - both created to seek signs of ancient life and collect samples of rock and soil. 

Specifically, tune in to hear the following: 

  • An insider's view into working at NASA and how the culture impacted Alper's work in other tech sectors. 
  • Life lessons learned by keeping a small, tight-knit, dedicated crew for development versus a larger decentralized team. 
  • How the team at JPL was able to re-create life on Mars through replicated soil conditions.
  • How the harsh environment of Mars taught and prepared Alper to create a retail technology product that was robust and designed for the rigors of everyday life. 

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Featuring:

Alper Aydemir

Alper is the Co-Founder and CEO of Volumental. With a background from Nasa, Google Tango, and a Ph.D. from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Alper has an extensive history of building technology using artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robotics.

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Past Episodes

 

Episode 1: When the Shoe Drops

In this introductory episode, listen to Volumental Co-Founders Alper and Miro, discuss how they helped take an everyday (impractical) life experience like buying shoes and revolutionalized it with a simple solution.

This is our story of "fit" and how Volumental defines that for every body.

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Episode 2: Introspective, Retrospective

In this episode, we explore technologies like augmented reality, 3D imagery and reflect on how their advancements in recent years have impacted our current shopping experiences.

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Episode 3: 2023 Trends in Footwear Retail and R&D

In this episode, we're talking to the experts about 2023 (and beyond) trends in footwear retail and R&D. 

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