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.
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[…]
Yup, that is a tough one! I have both gotten and received those emails. I think there are three details that are often omitted from such emails, decreasing the changes of a response. These are: What do you want? I think the biggest reason not to answer to an email for me, is that there Read more about How to get “strangers” to answer my emails on clarifications or collaborations?[…]
This week the FSE doctoral symposium was held, and Gail Murphy, who was the keynote, has students write down questions on their minds. In this post, and a few to follow, I will try to answer them or point to answers that are already online. In this post are all the questions (thanks students for Read more about Doctoral symposium questions[…]
So, I was supposed to go to the US next week for FSE, but I am not. I am cancelling because of Trump. Why? On a philosophical note. There is a famous musical in the Netherlands about a famous resistance hero (that actually existed) called Soldaat van Oranje (Soldier of Orange) It is a typical story Read more about Why I am canceling my trip to the US next week[…]
I wrote most of this post before the elections, but I figured today was a good day to finalize and officially come out as a feminist. Because today, the biggest lie we all want to believe has been debunked. “Girls, if you work hard enough, you can achieve anything.” Turns out, you cannot. One of the reasons Read more about My feminism is one of broken promises[…]