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Understanding research about software developers around the world amidst multiple global pandemics and crises

(2021) (to appear)

Abstract

Multiple waves of the COVID-19 pandemic, social unrest, global economic crisis, and mental health issues have caused modifications to programmer work practices, which presents an emergent need to understand its impact on research about programmers. The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers from academia and industry to discuss the current state of research about programmers, questions asked or problems addressed, strategies applied, and to share successes and failures in the form of ‘lessons learnt’. We hope to capture a set of best practices and strategies that can be adopted by researchers to effectively plan and execute research about programmers amidst and post global crises.

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