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.
There are many many tools, books, games and apps to teach children programming. But in our view they focus way to much on getting the programs to work, and too little on teaching children about software engineering skills: programming is a good way, free of code smells, and easy to read. To address this, we Read more about Teaching Software Engineering Principles to K-12 Students: A MOOC on Scratch[…]
In a previous post I explained why Jens and me, as chairs of the ICSME industry track, decided to use double blind reviewing. In order to understand the impact of this, we made a survey and asked authors and reviewers for input. From the authors, 16 responded and from the reviewers we got 13 answers. We Read more about Authors and reviewers’ opinions on double blind @ICSME Industry Track[…]
In March, I blogged about the industry track of ICSME (the international conference on software maintenance and evolution), offering advice on how to write a paper for an industry focused track. In this track, we did something relatively new in software engineering conferences, we used a double blind reviewing process. In this blog post, I Read more about Going Double Blind @ICSME Industry Track[…]
A few weeks ago Peter Hilton and I recorded a Software Engineering Radio podcast on naming and during and after the interview, we wondered: what does science say?! To start with, science agrees with us that naming matters. In the source code of Eclipse (about 2 MLoC) 33% of the tokens and 72% of characters are devoted Read more about What science says about naming[…]
Some people (men) wonder why women do not participate in StackOverflow. Alexander was interested in this topic, so he tried to figure out what exactly was going on. Of course, in an automated way. Some people have names which are relatively easy to match to a gender, like Gunter. This is sometimes local, Andrea is Read more about Women, men and software — Alexander Serebrenik[…]