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Software Engineering: Social Impact and Perception

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2018
Abstract/Description:
New software technologies are rapidly changing the economy. These changes have presented problems such as job displacement, high barrier to entry, and a gender gap in the engineering communities. In order to see the views of Americans regarding the challenges of software technologies, we conducted an online survey, gathering 500 responses. In recent news stories, it has been shown that there is a gender gap in the tech industry, but the women that participated in our survey are interested in learning software engineering as much as men. Additionally, our research found that younger people are not only required to use software tools more frequently but are the most interested in learning how to build them.  Finally, we found that a majority of people do not have any experience developing software. Our survey highlights some of the challenges of software technologies in the economy.
Title: Software Engineering: Social Impact and Perception.
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Name(s): Cardenas, Erika
Shorten, Connor
Escaleras, Monica
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Poster
Date Created: 2018
Date Issued: 2018
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Florida
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 1 p.
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: New software technologies are rapidly changing the economy. These changes have presented problems such as job displacement, high barrier to entry, and a gender gap in the engineering communities. In order to see the views of Americans regarding the challenges of software technologies, we conducted an online survey, gathering 500 responses. In recent news stories, it has been shown that there is a gender gap in the tech industry, but the women that participated in our survey are interested in learning software engineering as much as men. Additionally, our research found that younger people are not only required to use software tools more frequently but are the most interested in learning how to build them.  Finally, we found that a majority of people do not have any experience developing software. Our survey highlights some of the challenges of software technologies in the economy.
Identifier: FAU_SR00000030 (IID)
Collection: FAU Student Research Digital Collection
Subject(s): College students --Research --United States.
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