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DiveRSE talk: Kelly Blincoe
Reimagining software processes and practices for an inclusive RSE

The software industry currently lacks diversity despite many initiatives to improve diversity and inclusion. In this talk, I will reflect on the software tools, practices, and working culture, and how they might contribute to this problem. I will describe a study that used a destructive criticism lens to examine software code review feedback. Software code review is a practice where code is peer reviewed and negative feedback is often delivered. I will discuss differences in perceptions, frequency, and impact of destructive criticism across genders and reflect on what we can learn from these findings.

Bio: Kelly Blincoe is a Senior Lecturer of Software Engineering at the University of Auckland, New Zealand in the Human Aspects of Software Engineering Lab (HASEL) in the Department of Electrical, Computer, and Software Engineering. Her research is mainly on the human and social aspects of software engineering. She takes a socio-technical perspective, considering the interaction between the social and technical aspects of software engineering. She serves on the editorial boards of the IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, the Empirical Software Engineering Journal, and the Journal of Systems and Software. You can learn more about Kelly at

Jun 14, 2022 08:00 AM in Brisbane

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