Hi there! I am Felienne. Since 2013 I am assistant professor at Delft University of Technology, where I research end-user programming. End-user programming is programming for everyone that does think of themselves as a programmer. In my PhD dissertation I worked on applying methods from software engineering to spreadsheets. During my PhD I founded a company called Infotron, based on the tools and techniques for spreadsheet analysis I developed. Recently, I have also worked on software engineering for kids (link in Dutch). I am regularly asked to speak about my research on conferences. Me, my research and my company have gotten some media coverage over the last years. I have some programming related hobbies too :) I teach a bunch of kids programming every Saturday in a local community center. I am in the board of Devnology, a Dutch developer community. I am also one of the people behind Joy of Coding conference, a one day developer conference in Rotterdam.
Something amazing happened to me recently! I started knitting again, something that I have not done for years! I used to really love knitting as a kid and a teenager even. I knitted sweaters for my neighbor’s baby and even sweaters, hats and scarfs for myself. Just asked my mom to find a picture of[…]
For all readers a bit less “in” the tech scene: an interesting thing happened in the last few days. First Paul Graham tweeted: If Trump wins, I'm joining the Resistance. — Paul Graham (@paulg) October 11, 2016 Understandably, people asked him to start by denouncing one of his partners, Peter Thiel, a known Trump supporter.[…]
What type of errors to novice programmers make? We have talked about that A LOT this week. How fabulous. Craig is going to talk about what underlying psychological phenomena might be there. An example: Open the ice cream and serve two scoops That is easy to do, but… what you mean is open the container[…]
Tomas is going to talk about Michel Foucault! Wow! From a book (missed the title) comes this excerpt: The idea here is incommensurability, or as Foucault calls it episteme: the idea that two theories do not share a basis that would allow evaluating them using a common metric. There are a few other forms of this as well,[…]