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ICSE 2019
Sat 25 - Fri 31 May 2019 Montreal, QC, Canada
Fri 31 May 2019 11:20 - 11:40 at Viger - Developer Biases and Trust Chair(s): Kelly Blincoe

Sustained participation by contributors in open-source software is critical to the survival of open-source projects and can provide career advancement benefits to individual contributors. However, not all contributors reap the benefits of open-source participation fully, with prior work showing that women are particularly underrepresented and at higher risk of disengagement. While many barriers to participation in open-source have been documented in the literature, relatively little is known about how the social networks that open-source contributors form impact their chances of long-term engagement. In this paper we report on a mixed-methods empirical study of the role of social capital (i.e., the resources people can gain from their social connections) for sustained participation by women and men in open-source GitHub projects. After combining survival analysis on a large, longitudinal data set with insights derived from a user survey, we confirm that while social capital is beneficial for prolonged engagement for both genders, women are at disadvantage in teams lacking diversity in expertise.

Fri 31 May
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11:00 - 12:30: Papers - Developer Biases and Trust at Viger
Chair(s): Kelly BlincoeUniversity of Auckland
icse-2019-Technical-Papers11:00 - 11:20
Amanda LeeUniversity of Alabama, Jeff CarverUniversity of Alabama
icse-2019-Technical-Papers11:20 - 11:40
Huilian Sophie QiuCarnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, Alexander NolteUniversity of Tartu, Anita BrownBryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, United States, Alexander SerebrenikEindhoven University of Technology, Bogdan VasilescuCarnegie Mellon University
icse-2019-Technical-Papers11:40 - 12:00
Nasif ImtiazNorth Carolina State University, Justin Middleton , Joymallya Chakraborty, Neill RobsonNC State University, Gina BaiNorth Carolina State University, Emerson Murphy-HillGoogle
icse-2019-Journal-First-Paper12:00 - 12:10
Research paper
Rahul MohananiIndraprastha Institue of Information Technology, Iflaah SalmanUniversity of Oulu, Burak TurhanMonash University, Pilar RodriguezUniversity of Oulu, Paul RalphUniversity of Auckland
Link to publication DOI Pre-print
icse-2019-Paper-Presentations12:10 - 12:30