CHASE 2024
Sun 14 - Mon 15 April 2024 Lisbon, Portugal
co-located with ICSE 2024

A role model is a person who serves as an example for others to follow, especially in terms of values, behavior, achievements, and personal characteristics. In this paper, authors study how role models influence software practitioners’ careers, an aspect not studied in the literature before. By means of this study, authors aim to understand if there are any salient role model archetypes and what characteristics are valued by participants in their role models. To do so, authors use a thematic coding approach to analyze the data collected from interviewing ten Latin American software practitioners. Findings reveal that role models were perceived as sources of knowledge, yet the majority of participants, regardless of their career stage, displayed a stronger interest in the human side and the moral values that their role models embodied. This study also shows that any practitioner can be viewed as a role model.

Mon 15 Apr

Displayed time zone: Lisbon change

16:00 - 17:30
Career development and role models in Software Engineering / Conference ClosingShort Papers / Full Papers at Fernando Pessoa
Chair(s): Birgit Penzenstadler Chalmers
Characterizing Role Models in Software Practitioners' Career: An Interview StudyShort Paper
Short Papers
Mary Sánchez-Gordón Østfold University College, Ricardo Colomo-Palacios Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Alex Sánchez
DOI Pre-print
Understanding the Career Mobility of Blind and Low Vision Software ProfessionalsFull Paper
Full Papers
Yoonha Cha University of California, Irvine, Victoria Jackson University of California, Irvine, Isabela Figueira , Stacy Branham University of California, Irvine, Andre van der Hoek University of California, Irvine
What's Personality Got to Do with It? A Case Study on the Impact of Personality on Requirements Engineering-related ActivitiesFull Paper
Full Papers
Dulaji Hidellaarachchi Monash University, John Grundy Monash University, Rashina Hoda Monash University, ingo Mueller Monash University
Day opening
Conference Closing
Full Papers
S: Maria Teresa Baldassarre Department of Computer Science, University of Bari