Anybody interested is very welcome.
Thanks for posting this information.
I wish people would post information about events of
interest to ppig-ers. It is very frustrating to find out
about an interesting event after it has happened.
Taking my own medicine, I am talking about
The impact of experience on software developer performance
in March at Brunel:
All the best -
Empirical Studies of Software Development - research at The Open University
Thursday 15 Mar 2012, 18:30 - 20:00 (sandwiches and beverages from 18:00) Hub
Theatre<http://www3.open.ac.uk/contact/locations.aspx>, Open University, Milton
Keynes, MK7 6AA
Please register for this event by e-mailing to
mailto:mcs-computing-secretar...@open.ac.uk your dietary requirements and your
name and affiliation as it should appear on your badge.
Professional software practice is easily taken for granted, but the best
practice embodies knowledge, experience and insight that can be shared to good
effect. Empirical studies of software development aim to understand how
software is actually engineered and maintained in practice, in order to develop
better techniques and tools to support software developers and managers.
The Open University has a strong research record in qualitative and
quantitative empirical research of professional software development, drawing
on methods and theory from cognitive psychology and sociology among other
disciplines to provide analytic insight. Our research is based on field studies
of practices ranging from small start-ups to multi-national corporations.
The evening will start with brief talks overviewing the various research
strands, followed by mingling around posters, where you can learn more details
and discuss research challenges and opportunities in your organisation. Topics
to be presented include ethnographic studies of agile development and
scientific software development, mining open source software repositories for
vocabulary usage and for assessing architectural evolution, studies of expert
software design and of meaningful changes in software development.
Dr. Judith Segal
Department of Computing
The Open University
Milton Keynes MK7 6AA
Derek M. Jones tel: +44 (0) 1252 520 667
Knowledge Software Ltd blog:shape-of-code.coding-guidelines.com
Source code analysis http://www.knosof.co.uk
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