Understanding research about software developers around the world amidst global pandemics and crises
European Society for Socially Embedded Technologies (EUSSET)
Multiple waves of the COVID-19 pandemic, social unrest, global economic crisis, and mental health issues have caused modifications to developer work practices, which presents an emergent need to understand its impact on research about developers. The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers from academia and industry to discuss the current state of research about developers, questions asked or problems addressed, strategies applied, and to share successes and failures in the form of ‘lessons learnt’. We are also interested in observations about new practices and processes adopted by developers in the field during these crises. We hope to capture a set of (i) observations in developer practices, consequently leading to shifts in research problems of interest, and (ii) suggestions for best practices and strategies that can be adopted by researchers to effectively plan and execute research about developers amidst and post global crises.