Meetup #77

Moldable Development with Glamorous Toolkit

Moldable development is a programming practice through which we construct custom tools for every single development problem we face. We do it for business problems. We do it for technical problems. It helps us reason about our systems without reading code, and with it, it fundamentally changes how we relate to our systems too.


Software engineering is primarily a decision making activity. Software should be explainable when we need it. Any boundary in software is arbitrary. There is no single dominant representation of anything in software. Once a human deems a representation as meaningful, it is the responsibility of the system to carry it forward. Software architecture is an emergent property.

In this episode

Tudor Gîrba

Tudor Gîrba

CEO / Software Environmentalist,

Tudor Gîrba is a software environmentalist and CEO of where he works with an amazing team to make the inside of systems explainable. Much of the work is embodied in Glamorous Toolkit (, a novel environment that enables moldable development.



Demetrios Brinkmann

Demetrios Brinkmann


Demetrios is one of the main organizers of the MLOps community and currently resides in a small town outside Frankfurt, Germany. He is an avid traveller who taught English as a second language to see the world and learn about new cultures. Demetrios fell into the Machine Learning Operations world, and since, has interviewed the leading names around MLOps, Data Science, and ML. Since diving into the nitty-gritty of Machine Learning Operations he felt a strong calling to explore the ethical issues surrounding ML. When he is not conducting interviews you can find him making stone stacking with his daughter in the woods or playing the ukulele by the campfire.