Felienne Hermans

Main focus: Programming for nonprogrammers

Twitter handle: @Felienne

Website/blog: www.felienne.com

Languages: Dutch, English

City: Rotterdam

Country: Netherlands

Topics: refactoring, testing, end-user programming, sat solving, spreadsheets


Hi there! I am Felienne. I am assistant professor at Delft University of Technology, where I research the application of software engineering methods to spreadsheets. On that, I wrote a number of publications and my PhD dissertation. I am regularly asked to speak about my research on conferences.

During my PhD I founded a company called Infotron, based on the tools and techniques for spreadsheet analysis I developed. Me, my research and my company have gotten some media coverage over the last years.

One of my biggest passions in life is to share my enthusiasm for programming with others. I teach a bunch of kids LEGO Mindstorms programming every Saturday in a local community center. Furthermore, I am in the board of Devnology, a Dutch developer community that organizes monthly meetings on all things software, from Arduinos to open source and from SmallTalk to storytelling, and I am one of the founders of the Joy of Coding conference, a one day developer conference in Rotterdam.