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ICSE 2019
Sat 25 - Fri 31 May 2019 Montreal, QC, Canada
Fri 31 May 2019 11:52 - 11:58 at St-Paul / Ste-Catherine - Empirical Studies of SE Education Chair(s): Sira Vegas

The software industry is suffering from a widespread labour shortage and, at the same time, universities have not been able to react and provide enough skilled talents for the field. A wide selection of actions has been focused into getting more women for the STEM industries. However, the results have not been as efficient that would have hoped for. This study addresses the question how high-educated women perceive the attractiveness of software engineering studies. The data for the paper is collected with an open internet survey (n=134) from Finnish women who have already done or are planning to make a career change to the software industry. The attitudes towards new and old modes of learning and education are surveyed. This study shows that women perceive industry as attractive and value university education, yet there are overabundance of offering in entry-level training courses and lack of advanced studies. The university education is perceived to be rigid and old-fashioned.

Fri 31 May
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11:00 - 12:30: Software Engineering Education and Training - Empirical Studies of SE Education at St-Paul / Ste-Catherine
Chair(s): Sira VegasUniversidad Politecnica de Madrid
icse-2019-Software-Engineering-Education-and-Training11:00 - 11:15
Gustavo PintoUFPA, Clarice Moraes FerreiraUniversidade Federal do Pará, Cleice SouzaInstituto Federal do Pará, Igor SteinmacherNorthern Arizona University, Paulo MeirellesFederal University of São Paulo
icse-2019-Posters11:15 - 11:21
Anh Nguyen DucUniversity College of Southeast Norway, Letizia JaccheriNorwegian University of Science and Technology, Pekka AbrahamssonUniversity of Jyväskylä
icse-2019-Software-Engineering-Education-and-Training11:21 - 11:36
Christoph MatthiesHasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam, Johannes HuegleHasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam, Tobias DürschmidHasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam, Ralf TeusnerHasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam
icse-2019-Posters11:36 - 11:42
Luiz Fernando CapretzWestern University, Pradeep WaychalCOEP, Jingdong JiaBeihang University
icse-2019-Software-Engineering-Education-and-Training11:42 - 11:52
Javier Escobar-AvilaFlorida State University, Deborah VenutiFlorida State University, Massimiliano Di PentaUniversity of Sannio, Sonia HaiducFlorida State University
icse-2019-Posters11:52 - 11:58
Sonja HyrynsalmiUniversity of Turku, Sami HyrynsalmiTampere University
icse-2019-Software-Engineering-Education-and-Training11:58 - 12:30