I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think. - Socrates
Transforming knowledge into well-digestible material is my mission. The best way to learn something is to teach it, and I fully agree with that quote. It makes me come outside my comfort zone to break down something I think I know really well into abstract concepts to be able to redefine something together with eager learners.
KU Leuven - Faculty of Engineering Technology
2019 - present
- Software Engineering Skills
In this course you will learn the needed skills to successfully create, launch, and maintain a software project, according to the latest industrial practices. On micro level you will learn about properties of data structures and basic algorithms, and on macro level you will get to know how to maintain software, and how to use the right tools for the right job.
Second bachelor year course, specialization Electronics/ICT.
2017 - present
Software design in Java
The fundamentals of software design thought in Java. We use JavaFX as a prime example to explain the concept of dividing big problems into subproblems and thinking about who needs to do what (Model View Controller)
Industrial engineers with and without IT specialization both follow this course.
Software design in C/C++
The fundamentals of software design thought in C++ which touches upon three concepts: embedded system development in C, object-oriented design in C++ and software design principles.
Third bachelor year course, specialization Electronics/ICT.
Basic Engineering Skills in Python
As a new interdisciplinary course, Basic Engineering Skills teaches new engineering students how to handle a problem, how to write an academic report and how to draw constructions. Python is used to facilitate problem solving skil
First bachelor year course.
PXL Guest Lectures
2016 - 2017
- Test Driven Design for Teachers
Based on our own experience and books we’ve read. These files will be used to teach and educate others on how to write clean code, in an object-oriented way. Using tests as a solid base.
2015 - 2016
- Clean Code courses
Based on our own experience and books we’ve read. These files will be used to teach and educate others on how to write clean code, in an object-oriented way. This course is aimed towards college students in IT.
Internal company courses
includes part 1 - JS as a dynamic language and part 2 - DOM Tree manipulation, events etc. A practical course including a lot of exercises to help colleagues get up to speed fast. Includes ES5 features.
These slides are in dutch! You have been warned.
Contents: primitives, objects, prototypal inheritance, functions, closures, scoping, contexting, pitfalls. Excluding the labs.
Agile software engineering
(slides private property of previous employer)
A three-day workshop covering the theory and practice of software engineering, the agile way. It covers how a sprint works, what a burndown is, what continuous deployment is, how to set up a build server but also what refactoring is, how to use the shortcuts (in Eclipse using Java). This workshop is intended to be used within the company but we’ve also given this course to Thomas More campus Geel.
Some talks are given in Dutch, others in English. I’ve copied over a quick description in the target language.
On soft skills for developers
- Cultivating the right problem solving skills
When you start working as a software developer somewhere, chances are you’ll feel great and write some completely awesome code which proudly has your name labeled on when committing. After a while, problems start to head your way. Things start to break - or maybe never worked in the first place. What should you do? How do you fix stuff? Wait, how do you find out what’s wrong? And where to fix it? After these steps, you can try to ask yourself how to fix it. And how to prevent it from ever happening again.
- The Creative polyglot
What is a polyglot developer? How can you apply creativity to software development? Would you rather be a great C# developer, or a great software developer? Choose to learn from other languages and don’t be afraid to steal concepts & principles. Dare to admit you don’t know anything about something. Learn to work with constraints.
On software engineering
- Increase your productivity with Power Tools
Geïnspireerd door Neal Ford zijn boek “The Productive Programmer” doen wij er alles aan om elke dag efficiënter te werk te gaan. We raken even onze favoriete en veel gebruikte features aan van onze favoriete tools en laten zien hoe we met zo weinig mogelijk effort toch veel werk kunnen verrichten.
Other useful links
- The Essence of clean code: http://www.inf.fu-berlin.de/inst/ag-se/teaching/K-CCD-2014/Clean-Code-summary.pdf
- The Essence of pragmatic programmer: http://www.inf.fu-berlin.de/inst/ag-se/teaching/K-CCD-2014/Pragmatic-Programmer-summary.pdf
- A pragmatic programmer Quick reference card: https://blog.codinghorror.com/a-pragmatic-quick-reference/