Gender diversity and community smells: insights from the trenches

Gemma Catolino, Fabio Palomba, Damian Andrew Tamburri, Alexander Serebrenik, Filomena Ferrucci

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Given growing attention to gender diversity in software development teams, we asked practitioners if it was a useful tool to mitigate undesirable communication patterns. While many participants didn't consider gender diversity useful in this context, those who did were motivated by their own professional experience.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8852638
Pages (from-to)10-16
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Software
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jan 2020


  • Community Smell
  • Gender Diversity
  • Survey


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