* ICSE 2018 *
Sun 27 May - Sun 3 June 2018 Gothenburg, Sweden
Fri 1 Jun 2018 09:20 - 09:40 at H2 room - Studying Software Engineers II Chair(s): Minghui Zhou

Globally observed trends in aging indicate that older adults constitute a growing share of the population and an increasing demographic in the modern technologies marketplace. Therefore, it has become important to address the issue of participation of older adults in the process of developing solutions suitable for their group. In this study, we approached this topic by organizing a hackathon involving teams of young programmers and older adults participants. Below we describe a case study of that hackathon, in which our objective was to motivate older adults to participate in software engineering processes. Based on our results from an array of qualitative methods, we propose a set of good practices that may lead to improved older adult participation in similar events and an improved process of developing apps that target older adults.

Fri 1 Jun
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09:00 - 10:30: Technical Papers - Studying Software Engineers II at H2 room
Chair(s): Minghui ZhouPeking University
icse-2018-Journal-first-papers09:00 - 09:20
Eirini KalliamvakouUniversity of Victoria, Christian BirdMicrosoft Research, Thomas ZimmermannMicrosoft Research, Andrew BegelMicrosoft Research, Robert Deline, Daniel M. German
icse-2018-Journal-first-papers09:20 - 09:40
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icse-2018-Journal-first-papers09:40 - 10:00
icse-2018-Technical-Papers10:00 - 10:20
Maëlick Claes, Mika MäntyläUniversity of Oulu, Miikka Kuutila, Bram AdamsMCIS, École Polytechnique de Montréal
icse-2018-Technical-Papers10:20 - 10:30