3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Software Developer Diversity and Inclusion
Staff Research Scientist
Keynote Abstract

It's important that we build software that works for a variety of users, and doing so requires a diverse set of developers to construct that software. But the tech industry has a ways to go when it comes to fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce. In this talk, I'll discuss why software developer diversity and inclusion is important, recent research in advancing our understanding about the topic, and what we in the software engineering research community can do to improve the situation.

This talk serves as the Informatics Department seminar.

About the Keynote

Emerson Murphy-Hill is a Staff Research Scientist with Engineering Productivity Research at Google, leading an effort on improving diversity and inclusion for software developers. Before Google, he was an Associate Professor at North Carolina State University. His research spans human-computer interaction and software engineering, and has been awarded five ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Awards, an NSF CAREER Award, a VL/HCC Best Paper Award, and a Microsoft Software Engineering Innovation Foundation award.