On the Relation Between Gender and Software Engineering
Women are underrepresented in Software development at all levels, from studies to participation and leadership in industry. Increasing female representation in the field is a grand challenge for academics, policymakers, and society. The lecture presents statistics about female presence in education, research and software engineering industry. Moreover, it presents best practices from projects at NTNU and Internationally.
Letizia Jaccheri is a Professor at the Department of Computer Science of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (link www.ntnu.edu), Norway. Jaccheri has been teaching courses in software engineering at various levels and acted as one of the independent directors of Reply S.p.A., the largest Italian IT company with 9059 employees. From 2013 to 2017 she was department head for the Computer Science department at NTNU. She is ACM Distinguished speaker. She in involved in several research projects, and she leads the COST Action CA19122 Gender Balance in Informatics EUGAIN with 155 members from 39 European countries.
Jaccheri has plans to continue to contribute to address the issue of diversity in computer science.