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ICSE 2020
Wed 24 June - Thu 16 July 2020

Finland is considered a country with a good track record in gender equality. Whilst statistics support the notion that Finland is performing well compared to many other countries in terms of workplace equality, there are still many areas for improvement. This paper focuses on the problems that some women face in obtaining software engineering roles. We report a preliminary analysis of survey data from 252 respondents. These are mainly women who have shown an interest in gaining programming roles by joining the Mimmit koodaa initiative, which aims to increase equality and diversity within the software industry. The survey sought to understand what early experiences may influence later career choices and feelings of efficacy and confidence needed to pursue technology-related careers. These initial findings reveal that women’s feelings of computing self-efficacy and attitudes towards software engineering are shaped by early experiences. More negative experiences decrease the likelihood of working in software engineering roles in the future, despite expressing an interest in the field.

Thu 9 Jul
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icse-2020-Software-Engineering-Education-and-Training
07:00 - 08:00: Software Engineering Education and Training - I14-SEET - Industry Relevant Teaching and Others at Goguryeo
Chair(s): Letizia JaccheriNorwegian University of Science and Technology
icse-2020-Software-Engineering-Education-and-Training07:00 - 07:12
Talk
Richard GlasseyKTH Royal Institute of Technology, Olle BälterKTH Royal Institute of Technology, Philipp HallerKTH Royal Institute of Technology, Mattias WiggbergKTH Royal Institute of Technology
icse-2020-Software-Engineering-Education-and-Training07:12 - 07:24
Talk
Umair Z. AhmedNational University of Singapore, Nisheeth SrivastavaIndian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, Renuka SindhgattaQueensland University of Technology, Australia, Amey KarkareIIT Kanpur
icse-2020-Software-Engineering-Education-and-Training07:24 - 07:36
Talk
Prajish PrasadIIT Bombay, Sridhar IyerIIT Bombay
icse-2020-Software-Engineering-Education-and-Training07:36 - 07:48
Talk
Williamson SilvaUFAM, Bruno GadelhaUFAM, Igor SteinmacherNorthern Arizona University, Tayana ConteUniversidade Federal do Amazonas
icse-2020-Software-Engineering-Education-and-Training07:48 - 08:00
Talk
Annika WolffLUT University, Antti KnutasLUT University, Paula SavolainenTurku University of Applied Sciences
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