WProjects

Data-centric web development for female nonprogrammers

Nicole L. Harshbarger, Mary Beth Rosson

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Abstract

We evaluated the impacts of hands-on web development workshops organized for female undergraduates who had no programming background. In five groups ranging from 2-8 participants, the women used a special-purpose tool (wProjects) to edit database tables, build queries, and embed the queries in web pages. We gathered background information on a pre-test and assessed knowledge and perceptions in a post-test. In general, the students were successful, enjoyed the projects, and their attitudes about computer-related careers were enhanced. We discuss the potential for workshops such as these in light of the general problem of decreasing females in computer-related professions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2012 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing, VL/HCC 2012
Pages67-70
Number of pages4
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StatePublished - 2012
Event2012 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing, VL/HCC 2012 - Innsbruck, Austria
Duration: Sep 30 2012Oct 4 2012

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Other2012 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing, VL/HCC 2012
CountryAustria
CityInnsbruck
Period9/30/1210/4/12

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  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Software

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Harshbarger, N. L., & Rosson, M. B. (2012). WProjects: Data-centric web development for female nonprogrammers. In Proceedings - 2012 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing, VL/HCC 2012 (pp. 67-70). [6344484] https://doi.org/10.1109/VLHCC.2012.6344484
Harshbarger, Nicole L. ; Rosson, Mary Beth. / WProjects : Data-centric web development for female nonprogrammers. Proceedings - 2012 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing, VL/HCC 2012. 2012. pp. 67-70
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WProjects : Data-centric web development for female nonprogrammers. / Harshbarger, Nicole L.; Rosson, Mary Beth.

Proceedings - 2012 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing, VL/HCC 2012. 2012. p. 67-70 6344484.

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