Speaker Details

Niels Marsman
Niels is a passionate, driven and experienced senior software developer with a solid background in native app development. He is always eager to learn is a passionate speaker about the things he encounters during projects or work. In addition to that, he really enjoys conveying profession-related knowledge to others by presentations or just a simple talk
Two brains, one domain, one laptop, and a guarantee for fun and learning. You’ll go back to basics, because unlike learning the latest framework or tech, getting better at modeling in code is a skill that will stay with you wherever you go. You'll be talking about the domain, designing the model and explore coding the model in Java, Kotlin or any other language you prefer.
This is a hands-on coding workshop where you will work in pairs together with other participants. Your base will be the output of an EventStorming session and some context about the domain that you'll be modeling. Together, you'll play around, modeling parts of the domain in code, using tests to guide your design.
Java, Kotlin and Python starter projects will be provided to get you up and running quickly. Multiple starters are available, some that apply EventSourcing, and some with a more traditional approach.
All you have to bring is a laptop with a recent version of IntelliJ installed (only one laptop per pair is needed). Throughout the workshop, pairs will share their approach so we can all learn from each other.
What you will learn:
- Why you need to start by understanding the problem before you start coding.
- How to 'sketch' in code and tease out a model bit by bit.
- Not to be afraid to throw away the model and sketch again.