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ACM Distinguished Lecture, Is our software gender-inclusive? Speaker: Dr. Margaret Burnett, Distinguished Professor at Oregon State University: 4/27/17 12:30 in Spahr Classroom: Pizza is Provided

Published on April 11th, 2017 by Victor Frost Featured

ACM Distinguished Lecture Title: Is our software gender-inclusive? Speaker: Dr. Margaret Burnett, Distinguished Professor at Oregon State University Place: Spahr Classroom Date: Thursday April 27, 2017 Time: 12:30-1:30 Pizza will be provided Margaret Burnett Abstract: Gender inclusiveness in the software workforce is receiving a lot of attention these days, but it overlooks a potentially critical factor—the software itself. Research into how individual differences cluster by gender shows that males and females tend to work differently with software that aims to help people solve problems (e.g., tools for debugging, for end-user programming, for game-based learning, and for visualizing information). However, many features of problem-solving software are (inadvertently) designed around the way males tend to problem-solve. In this talk, I’ll explain 5 facets of gender inclusiveness in software and how they tie to a large body of foundational work from computer science, psychology, education, communications, and women’s studies. I’ll also present emerging work on our GenderMag method, an inspection method that encapsulates these 5 facets into practitioner-ready form. Emerging empirical results suggest that GenderMag is remarkably effective at enabling software practitioners to pinpoint gender inclusiveness issues in their own software. Read more...


ACM Programming Competition

Published on April 8th, 2014 by Elizabeth Dracobly

10 Problems, 5 Hours, Free food, Cash, Loot, and Swag up for grabs in 5 prize categories! Multiple supported languages and paradigms plus Great Glory! Read more...


One Epic Night

Published on March 25th, 2014 by Elizabeth Dracobly

Students are invited to attend this 3 hour workshop where Start-up Evangelists from Microsoft will teach you how to build a Windows 8/Mobile app of your own. Come with a mobile app idea for your club, organization, fraternity, start-up idea, etc. and walk out with a product. Students can register as individuals or groups (minimal coding experience is needed per group). Pizza and refreshments will be provided. Microsoft will be giving away a Dell Venue tablet to one lucky winner! Register at: microsoftchallenge.eventbrite.com Read more...


ACM to Host Movie Night, Hacknight

Published on March 12th, 2014 by Michelle Ward

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) student chapter will host two events this week. Read more...


Biomedical Engineering Society to Meet on Feb. 11

Published on February 3rd, 2014 by Michelle Ward

The Biomedical Engineering Society will meet at 6:00 p.m. on Feb. 11 in Eaton 2 Read more...


Cerner Software Developer to Speak on Big Data

Published on October 17th, 2013 by Michelle Ward

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has invited a software developer from Cerner to discuss how the company uses big data. Read more...


KU Energy Club Announces Meeting Time

Published on September 24th, 2013 by Michelle Ward

The KU Energy Club is having its first meeting of the semester from 6-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25th, in the Spahr classroom. Pizza will be provided. Read more...