What is programming?

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All kids should learn to code! Yes, I think we programmers all agree with Bill Gates and Sheryl Sandberg that kids should learn programming. But what is programming? What should kids know? What should they practice? How should they practice? And how will we make programming more inclusive?

In her keynote, Felienne will take you through her research on programming for children, as well as her quest to make programming education for everyone.

Felienne Hermans

Delft University of Technology

Felienne Hermans is assistant professor at Delft University of Technology, where she researches programming for everyone: from spreadsheet users to young kids.

One of Felienne's biggest passions in life is to share her enthusiasm for programming with others. She teaches programming in a community center in Rotterdam every week. She organizes the Joy of Coding conference, a one day developer conference in Rotterdam celebrating the joy and art of programming, and she 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 http://www.felienne.com

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