Coetry

Recently, I have been really interested in the question what programming really is, and how we can practice getting better at it. I explored many weird things, like the relationship between code and painting. I gave a workshop in Cambridge where people got artwork styles, like Rococo, Graffiti and Expressionism, and they had to create an Read more about Coetry[…]

Teaching Software Engineering Principles to K-12 Students: A MOOC on Scratch

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[…]

Authors and reviewers’ opinions on double blind @ICSME Industry Track

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[…]

Going 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[…]