* ICSE 2018 *
Sun 27 May - Sun 3 June 2018 Gothenburg, Sweden
Fri 1 Jun 2018 12:00 - 12:20 at J2 room - Software Tools and Environments Chair(s): Barbora Buhnova

Research has revealed that significant barriers exist when entering Open-Source Software (OSS) communities and that women disproportionately experience such barriers. However, this research has focused mainly on social/cultural factors, ignoring the environment itself — the tools and infrastructure. To shed some light onto how tools and infrastructure might somehow factor into OSS barriers to entry, we conducted a field study with five teams of software professionals, who worked through five use-cases to analyze the tools and infrastructure used in their OSS projects. These software professionals found tool/infrastructure barriers in 7% to 71% of the use-case steps that they analyzed, most of which are tied to newcomer barriers that have been established in the literature. Further, over 80% of the barrier types they found include attributes that are biased against women.

Fri 1 Jun
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11:00 - 12:30: Technical Papers - Software Tools and Environments at J2 room
Chair(s): Barbora BuhnovaMasaryk University
icse-2018-Technical-Papers11:00 - 11:20
Oszkár SemeráthBudapest University of Technology and Economics, András Szabolcs Nagy, Daniel VarroMcGill University / Budapest University of Technology and Economics
icse-2018-Technical-Papers11:20 - 11:40
Shafiul Azam ChowdhuryUniversity of Texas at Arlington, Soumik Mohian, Sidharth Mehra, Siddhant Gawsane, Taylor T JohnsonVanderbilt University, Christoph CsallnerUniversity of Texas at Arlington
icse-2018-Technical-Papers11:40 - 12:00
Nicholas BradleyUniversity of British Columbia, Thomas FritzUniversity of Zurich, University of British Columbia, Reid HolmesUniversity of British Columbia
Pre-print Media Attached
icse-2018-Technical-Papers12:00 - 12:20
icse-2018-Technical-Papers12:20 - 12:30