January 25, 2019

How Men and Women Approach Open Source Differently

With open source software becoming more and more a requirement for job searchers, job seekers are finding that it is critical to becoming a part of this community. Many would rather see a GitHub profile than a CV.

But currently, only about 10 percent of open source contributors are women.

For this episode of The New Stack Makers podcast, Dr. Anita Sarma, associate professor of computer science in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University, joins us to talk about her recent research on how to increase gender inclusivity in open source.

Her recent research focuses on problem-solving facets in which men and women differ statistically. In her research, she has focused on five ways in which men and women statistically differ in how they problem solve.

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