Felienne Hermans

Delft University of Technology

Felienne is associate professor at the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science at Leiden University, where she heads a research group on programming education. What cognitive skills are needed for programming? What misconceptions can occur when children are learning to program? These are some of the questions that intrigue Felienne.

She is also one of the founders of the Joy of Coding conference, and is a host at SE radio, one of the most popular software engineering podcasts on the web.

If she is not coding, blogging or teaching, she is probably dancing Lindy Hop, running or playing a (board)game.

Felienne blogs at felienne.com

Most programmer teach, whether they like it or not. Teaching their kids programming, teaching junior developers about their code base, teaching themselves about new frameworks. And yet most developers know little about teaching. How do people learn? How to best teach? This keynote will help you be a better teacher and learner.

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