Joy and Innovation in Programming Through a Childlike Learning Approach
Opening Keynote (BEGINNER level)
Gallery Hall

Explore the power of a childlike learning approach in the workplace and discover how fostering curiosity, playfulness, and experimentation can transform your programming experience. In a working environment that encourages creativity, safe risk-taking, and collaborative learning, we achieve better problem-solving skills, a higher rate of innovation, and more happiness. Get ready to embrace a journey towards a love of lifelong learning and a more joyful and fulfilling coding career.
Lize Raes
Open Tide
Lize is AI Transition Specialist at Open Tide, and Head of AI at a Swiss company specializing in software for drug discovery and gene technology. In parallel, she develops LLM-powered apps and is a core member of the LangChain4j team. Lize loves using technology to solve societal issues. This has driven her in the past to work as a cochlear implant researcher at Ghent University, to develop a COVID-19 prognosis model for advising the Belgian government, and to engage as a committee member for the CNCF + UN hackathon. In her free time, you will find her behind the piano or in her woodworking atelier.