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Is 40 the new 60? How popular media portrays the employability of older software developers [article]

Sebastian Baltes, George Park, Alexander Serebrenik
2020 arXiv   pre-print
With a focus on the USA, we analyzed popular online articles and related discussions on Hacker News through the lens of (perceived) employability issues and potential mitigation strategies.  ...  Alerted by our previous research as well as media reports and discussions in online forums about ageism in the software industry, we set out to study the public discourse around age and software development  ...  Consequently, the number of older software developers is increasing.  ... 
arXiv:2004.05847v2 fatcat:x4ma5wirizccnlflxvxjgpr3kq

Behavioral Science of Software Engineering

Marian Petre, Jim Buckley, Luke Church, Margaret-Anne Storey, Thomas Zimmermann
2020 IEEE Software  
How Popular Media Portrays the Employability of Older Software Developers" Perceptions of age and employability Analysis of online media Nagaria and Hall "Reducing Software Developer Human Errors  ...  Authors Title Topic Methods Baltes, Park, and Serebrenik "Is 40 the New 60?  ... 
doi:10.1109/ms.2020.3014413 fatcat:vuhds55mvbfxpldtq5eupb3vwu

Legitimacy at the 'Margins': Promotional Strategies in the Canadian For-Profit College Sector

Roger Pizarro Milian
2018 Canadian Journal of Higher Education  
Acknowledgements The author would like to thank the creators of RapidMiner Studio for making this powerful tool available free of charge to academics.  ...  He would also like to thank the anonymous reviewers for their constructive feedback on earlier versions of this paper.  ...  These are terms that existing research has also found FPCs employ to highlight how the training they provide is synchronized with the needs of employers.  ... 
doi:10.7202/1050842ar fatcat:fma3ci6cfbea7n3vzjphw3m6ce

China [chapter]

Barney Warf
2017 E-Government in Asia  
In June, 2009, the government attempt to require manufacturers to install filtering software known as Green Dam Youth Escort on all new computers, but retreated in the face of a massive popular and corporate  ...  Similarly, Holliday and Yep (2005, p. 243) argue that "Perhaps the largest constraint on the development of e-government in China is that while it entails new modes of service delivery and information  ... 
doi:10.1016/b978-0-08-100873-7.00003-9 fatcat:xqe4umft4bhornkiqxgnsx7dne

Legitimacy at the 'Margins': Promotional Strategies in the Canadian For-Profit College Sector

Roger Pizarro Milian
2018 Canadian Journal of Higher Education  
Through this study, an examination of a sample of 751 Canadian for-profit colleges (FPCs) is performed, revealing the presence of an alternative logic.  ...  mimicking the forms of successful peers.  ...  Acknowledgements The author would like to thank the creators of RapidMiner Studio for making this powerful tool available free of charge to academics.  ... 
doi:10.47678/cjhe.v48i1.188004 fatcat:uctn64uovzfnrgknhqrsdmkrfe

Jamming the Reception: Ken Burns, Jazz, and the Problem of "America's Music"

Steven F. Pond
2003 Notes  
An exception to "reception" as solely "critical reception" is Adrian Beaumont's 1998 case study, in which the project is pointedly audience reception, with the "case" subjects being educated listeners,  ...  but unexposed to new music.  ...  Since jazz is no longer characterized as popular-for generations now it has captured less than 6 percent of the music market 54 -its value is portrayed in terms of its artistic merit.  ... 
doi:10.1353/not.2003.0124 fatcat:jbojmds3qbhcpdhs2o34thlr6y

Computer Highlights Society Magazines

2021 Computer  
How Popular Media Portrays the Employability of Older Software Developers The authors of this article from the November/December 2020 issue of IEEE Software studied the public discourse around age and  ...  Read more in this article from the September/October 2020 issue of IEEE Security & Privacy. Is 40 the New 60?  ... 
doi:10.1109/mc.2020.3038510 fatcat:xz3u2qnsongczn2r6iafzlk7xm

The Indian Call Center Experience: A Case Study in Changing Discourses of Identity, Identification, and Career in a Global Context

M. Pal, P. Buzzanell
2008 Journal of Business Communication  
This study examines the processes by which workers in a particular Indian call center located in Kolkata expanded on, negotiated, and chose among an array of possible, especially new, identities and identifications  ...  and the ways that these choices affected changing social discourses.  ...  Hall, 1996; Kuhn, 2006; Kuhn & industries increasing at an annual rate greater than 25% and generating export revenues of $60 billion by 2010 (NASSCOM, National Association of Software and Service Companies  ... 
doi:10.1177/0021943607309348 fatcat:acv7547hwzfwld4eigf67g4lqa

Privacy in Social Software [chapter]

Bibi van den Berg, Stefanie Pötzsch, Ronald Leenes, Katrin Borcea-Pfitzmann, Filipe Beato
2011 Privacy and Identity Management for Life  
Privacy in Social Software van den Berg, B.; Pötzsch, S.; Leenes, Ronald; Borcea-Pfitzmann, K.; Beato, F.  ...  the popular forum software phpBB [php] .  ...  PhpBB software is available with so-called "copyleft license" and is developed and supported by an open source community.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-20317-6_2 fatcat:dlcq5ct3mbf4nh3phz6wea6km4

The Role of Tailored Public Health Messaging to Young Adults during COVID-19: "There's a lot of ambiguity around what it means to be safe"

Tina Cheng, Braxtyn Horbay, Rochelle Nocos, Lesley Lutes, Scott A. Lear, Anat Gesser-Edelsburg
2021 PLoS ONE  
The COVID-19 global incidence rate among young adults (age 19–40) drastically increased since summer 2020, and young adults were often portrayed by popular media as the "main spreader" of the pandemic.  ...  Thematic analysis revealed four major themes: 1) risks of contracting the disease, 2) the perceived impact of COVID-19, 3) responsibility of institutions, 4) and effective public health messaging.  ...  Acknowledgments We thank the participants for their generosity with their time.  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0258121 pmid:34597332 fatcat:22gnlqajtbbfjesc63d2sdagrm

Images of Gender, Race, Age, and Sexual Orientation in Disney Feature-Length AnimatedFilms

Mia Adessa Towbin, Shelley A. Haddock, Toni Schindler Zimmerman, Lori K. Lund, Litsa Renee Tanner
2004 Journal of Feminist Family Therapy  
Disney develops children's books, cartoons, computer software, and toys.  ...  Portrayals of Gender, Race, Age, and Sexual Orientation in the Media It is clear that media portrayals influence children's developing beliefs and values.  ... 
doi:10.1300/j086v15n04_02 fatcat:bqmytfzk2rbfxjg2fkuknuni7m

The potential of portable technologies for supporting graphing investigations

Sara Hennessy
1999 British Journal of Educational Technology  
(The focus is on mathematics as far as possible, but writing is touched upon too as it is the main use for computers in school and hence the subject of much research.)  ...  The review concludes that portable graphing technologies present an important opportunity to help students develop understanding and skills in the traditionally difficult curriculum area of graphing.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Thanks are due to my colleagues Eileen Scanlon and Pat Fung at the Open University for their involvement in the PIGMI Project work which resulted in this publication, and to all those  ... 
doi:10.1111/1467-8535.00090 fatcat:34f5ho73hvenlaa74gsgn5quue

Cold, Hard Justice Lessons from the Fleet: Innovating from the Bottom Up

Omar Ha-Redeye
2017 Windsor Yearbook of Access to Justice  
Though legal incubators have been gaining popularity in law schools across the United States, they are still a novel concept in Canada.  ...  The model of a practitioner-based incubator, as an alternative to traditional-type clinics, should be strongly considered by law schools to help address some of the market needs in the legal community  ...  The biggest advantage of this software was that it was developed specifically for legal practice in Ontario.  ... 
doi:10.22329/wyaj.v34i1.5006 fatcat:xd3wnj6w6rakhpld4xc7llvg4m

Sources of Cancer Information for Seniors: A Focus Group Pilot Study Report

Daniela Friedman, Laurie Hoffman-Goetz
2003 Journal of Cancer Education  
portrayed in the media.  ...  J Cancer Educ. 2003; 18:215—222. rint media is considered a popular channel for the dis- semination of health information.  ... 
doi:10.1207/s15430154jce1804_9 pmid:14766332 fatcat:txq2plh7k5gxdp43tshuaneaea

United States Geological Survey

1899 Nature  
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The authors thank the members of the NGMDB project staff and collaborators for their enthusiastic and expert support, without which the project would not be successful.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Gratitude is expressed to Dave Seller (USGS) and Peter Davenport for improving this paper. Special thanks to John Broome for finding necessary funds to attend DMT2001.  ...  portray the origin of each published map product.  ... 
doi:10.1038/060182a0 fatcat:5yixy3u2xzempgcwdbidvtq7wq
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