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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: Empirical Studies of SE EducationSoftware Engineering Education and Training / Posters at St-Paul / Ste-Catherine
Chair(s): Sira VegasUniversidad Politecnica de Madrid
11:00 - 11:15
Talk
Training Software Engineers using Open-Source Software: The Students' PerspectiveSEETSEET Distinguished Paper Award
Software Engineering Education and Training
Gustavo PintoUFPA, Clarice Moraes FerreiraUniversidade Federal do Pará, Cleice SouzaInstituto Federal do Pará, Igor SteinmacherNorthern Arizona University, Paulo MeirellesFederal University of São Paulo
Pre-print
11:15 - 11:21
Poster
An Empirical Study on Female Participation in Software Project Courses
Posters
Anh Nguyen DucUniversity College of Southeast Norway, Letizia JaccheriNorwegian University of Science and Technology, Pekka AbrahamssonUniversity of Jyväskylä
11:21 - 11:36
Talk
Attitudes, Beliefs, and Development Data Concerning Agile Software Development PracticesSEET
Software Engineering Education and Training
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
Pre-print
11:36 - 11:42
Poster
Comparing the Popularity of Testing Careers among Canadian, Chinese, and Indian Students
Posters
Luiz Fernando CapretzWestern University, Pradeep WaychalCOEP, Jingdong JiaBeihang University
11:42 - 11:52
Talk
A Survey on Online Learning Preferences for Computer Science and ProgrammingSEET
Software Engineering Education and Training
Javier Escobar-AvilaFlorida State University, Deborah VenutiFlorida State University, Massimiliano Di PentaUniversity of Sannio, Sonia HaiducFlorida State University
11:52 - 11:58
Poster
Software engineering studies attractiveness for the highly educated women planning to change career in Finland
Posters
Sonja HyrynsalmiUniversity of Turku, Sami HyrynsalmiTampere University
11:58 - 12:30
Talk
Author Panel DiscussionSEET
Software Engineering Education and Training