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WMTC18 Session: Gender-Inclusive Software: Wiki products, Open Source, and Beyond
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This session will be taking place on Tuesday at lunch time in room 2

Abstract:
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Gender inclusiveness in software companies is receiving a lot of attention these days, but it overlooks a potentially critical factor: software itself. Research into how individual differences cluster by gender shows that men and women often work differently with software when they are problem-solving (e.g., when programming, debugging, using spreadsheets, doing game-based learning, visualizing information, etc.) In this talk, we'll present a method we call GenderMag. At the core of the method are 5 facets of gender differences drawn from a large body of foundational work on gender differences from computer science, psychology, education, communications, and women's studies. We present the method, field results, emerging GenderMag work in Open Source settings and in the classroom, and ways Wiki-products can get involved.

Speakers:
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Margaret Burnett: http://web.engr.oregonstate.edu/~burnett/
Anita Sarma: http://web.engr.oregonstate.edu/~sarmaa/

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