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Wed 13 Oct 2021 14:00 - 14:10 - Interaction and Support at a Distance Chair(s): Parmit Chilana

Remote pair programming research indicates benefits for software engineers, including increased productivity, code quality, teamwork, knowledge management, and morale. The COVID-19 pandemic increased the prevalence of remote pair programming. Gender gaps persist in CS classes and workplaces, which may negatively impact the way pairs coordinate, communicate, and collaborate. To understand these effects, we conducted a large-scale survey to investigate differences between men and women as well as same- and mixed-gender pairs. The survey questions were adapted from established literature on gender differences in the fields of education, communication, management, human-robotic interaction, and human-computer interaction. Quantitative analysis of the survey data using ANOVA and pairwise t-tests indicated that women participants reported their men partners made gender-based assumptions about them and felt dominated and interrupted with men partners. Men participants felt their men partners were more rude and gave more negative feedback than women partners. Further, qualitative analysis of interviews gave insights into several challenges software engineers face in same and mixed-gender pairs when programming remotely. Our findings have implications for researchers, practitioners, and educators to promote gender inclusivity in collaborative environments.

Wed 13 Oct

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14:00 - 14:50
Interaction and Support at a DistanceResearch Papers / Journal-First Presentations
Chair(s): Parmit Chilana Simon Fraser University
14:00
10m
Paper
Remote Pair Collaborations of CS Students: Leaving Women Behind?Full paper
Research Papers
Caroline Lott The University of Tulsa, Alex McAuliffe The University of Tulsa, Sandeep Kuttal The University of Tulsa
14:10
10m
Paper
HowToo: A Platform for Sharing, Finding, and Using Programming StrategiesFull paper
Research Papers
Maryam Arab George Mason University, Jenny Liang University of Washington, Yang Kyu Yoo George Mason University, Amy Ko University of Washington, Thomas LaToza George Mason University
14:20
10m
Talk
How end-user programmers forage in online repositories? An information foraging perspectiveJournal-first
Journal-First Presentations
14:30
10m
Short-paper
Enabling Collaborative Distance Robotics Education for Novice ProgrammersShort paper
Research Papers
Gordon Stein Vanderbilt University, Akos Ledeczi Vanderbilt University
14:40
10m
Short-paper
Streamers Teaching Programming, Art, and Gaming: Cognitive Apprenticeship, Serendipitous Teachable Moments, and Tacit Expert KnowledgeShort paper
Research Papers
Ian Drosos University of California, San Diego, Philip Guo University of California San Diego