Wednesday 

Room 4 

11:40 - 12:40 

(UTC±00

Talk (60 min)

Exploring patterns to Debug Your Life

In daily life we have patterns and even returning patterns. This can be in your career, customer relations, and even personal relations. Nice patterns lead to success and inspiration. Bad pattens leads to bore-out, burn-out or even worse...

In this talk Dennie and special guest speaker Miriam – a well-known Belgian speaker and experience expert in Autism – will take you on a journey where they explain life patterns via metaphors in the tech/ developer world.

You will learn how to recognize life patterns exactly as in code, engineering, and business patterns. When you recognize the patterns it’s finally time to learn to debug those patterns!

Just as you debug code patterns with changing the source code, you learn to debug life patterns via changing lifestyle, and in specific thoughts. As you see, those are just the same.

Dennie Declercq

Dennie is Microsoft MVP Developer Technologies and has experience in accessibility with Microsoft technologies. In daily life Dennie is president and developer at DDSoft, a nonprofit that connects IT to People who are less tech-savvy. Dennie invented technical solutions and systems to help people with disabilities to participate in their daily life. Thanks to his autism he's the right man at the right spot to contribute as a volunteer in function of people with disabilities.

Miriam Perrone

Assodem was founded to provide guidance and coaching to adults with an autism spectrum profile as well as to the people who live and/of work with them: employers and colleagues, their parents, life partner, children,...

Miriam Perrone was diagnosed with Asperger's in 2011 at the age of 31. People with Asperger's have an autism spectrum profile. Through self-study and professional coaching she gained meaningful insights into how an autistic brain functions, and how it does not. Since 2014 she has been giving lectures and training on autism spectrum profiles (ASP) throughout Flanders (BE). She further specialized in ASP and obtained the professional bachelor's degree 'Autism spectrum disorders' at the Artesis Plantijn University in Antwerp. Miriam is the author of the Dutch book 'Autisme glASShelder uitgelegd' (Garant, 2017).

In 2021 she founded MPe.Books and started publishing children's books by which she aims to help children to never stop loving and valuing themselves. To always cherish themselves. And to never unlearn... 'being'.