It Will Never Work in Theory
April 2023 Lightning Talks
On Tuesday, April 25, and Wednesday, April 26, It Will Never Work in Theory is offering its third live event: a set of lightning talks from leading software engineering researchers on immediate, actionable results from their work. Each session will have 12 speakers in 3 hours with plenty of time for questions; the speakers and topics are:
How novice testers perceive and perform unit testing.
On the surprising efficiency and exponential cost of fuzzing.
Patched clones and missed patches among the variants of a software family.
Emotion awareness in software engineering.
Technical debt in R.
Leveraging the bimodality of software.
You asked for it: making sense of user feedback.
Understanding and predicting delays in large-scale software development.
What do we know about libraries and their dependencies?
Developer thriving: why developers deserve more than satisfaction.
Can genetic improvement enhance online code snippets?
Things software developers should learn about learning.
The theory and practice of enterprise vulnerability remediation.
Crafting strong identifier naming practices.
Cognitive-driven development helps software teams to keep code units under the limit.
Teaching collaborative skills to undergraduate software engineering students.
Getting old: employability and experiences of veteran software developers.
Proofreading the proofreader: the benefits of unit tests for software models.
Understanding conceptual transfer in students learning new programming languages.
How to create the nastiest test inputs ever.
Understanding the sustainability challenges for building open-source scientific software.
To ensure these presentations are accessible to as many people as possible, the first session will run 09:00-12:00 UTC on Tuesday, April 25 and the second 16:00-19:00 UTC on Wednesday, April 26. Tickets are CAD$50 for people in affluent countries and CAD$20 elsewhere; each is good for both sessions and can be purchased through Eventbrite. All of the money raised will go to support Books for Africa.
|2023-03-29||Software Engineering Gender Bias in Large Language Models||Bias, Inclusion, Machine Learning|
|2023-03-28||Typescript Feature Adoption||Programming Languages, Typescript|
|2023-03-27||Stress Management Workshop for College Students||Stress|
|2023-03-24||Supporting Developers with Disabilities||Accessibility, Inclusion|
|2023-03-23||Restoring Execution Environments of Jupyter Notebooks||Computational Notebooks, Scientific Computing|
|2023-03-22||Identifying and Extracting Jupyter Notebook Structure||Computational Notebooks, Scientific Computing|
|2023-03-20||K-12 Computing Education in Four African Countries||Computing Education|
|2023-03-17||Automated Input Generation for Alloy||Formal Methods|
|2023-03-16||Self-Admitted Technical Debt||Technical Debt|
|2023-03-15||Automatically Assessing Method Names||Natural Language, Programming Style|
…or see all past reviews by date or topic.