Software Engineering Mix

About

Software Engineering Mix provides a forum for our colleagues from academia to interact directly with Microsoft engineers. The program will feature talks from academics: highlights of published research that is highly relevant for Microsoft and blue sky talks summarizing emerging research areas. In addition, practitioners will give presentations about theoretical and pragmatic engineering challenges they face, perhaps soliciting help from academia. A coffee round table setting will be used to facilitate discussions. This session builds on the success of SEIF Days, which provided a discussion forum about the future of software engineering.

Agenda

Time Session
10:00-10:10
Welcome
10:10-11:00
Speed Dating (between academic participants and Microsoft engineers)
11:00-12:00
Presentations:
  • Steven Connor, Director of Customer Engineering, Office 365
  • Bionic Programmers of Tomorrow | Chris Parnin, North Carolina State University
  • Crowdsourcing in Software Engineering | André van der Hoek, University of California, Irvine
12:00-13:00
Lunch
13:00-14:40
Presentations:
  • The Social Programmer’s Toolbox | Margaret-Anne Storey, University of Victoria
  • Robert Musson, Principal Data Scientist, Skype
  • Gender-inclusive software? How software development and UX teams can produce for the overlooked 50% | Margaret Burnett, Oregon State University
  • Open Source Ecosystems: Challenges and Opportunities | Walt Scacchi, University of California, Irvine
  • Lori Lamkin, Director of Program Management, Visual Studio Cloud Services
14:40-15:00
Break
15:00-16:15
Group Brainstorming
16:15-16:30
Wrap-up

Organizers

Andrew Begel, Senior Researcher, Microsoft Research

Tom Zimmermann, Senior Researcher, Microsoft Research