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Barriers to Gender Diversity in Software Development Education: Actionable Insights from a Danish Case Study

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Barriers to Gender Diversity in Software Development Education: Actionable Insights from a Danish Case Study. / Borsotti, Valeria.

2018. Paper presented at ICSE 2018 40th International Conference on Software Engineering, Gothenburg, Sweden.

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Borsotti, V 2018, 'Barriers to Gender Diversity in Software Development Education: Actionable Insights from a Danish Case Study' Paper presented at ICSE 2018 40th International Conference on Software Engineering, Gothenburg, Sweden, 27/05/2018 - 03/06/2018, . https://doi.org/10.1145/3183377.3183390

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Borsotti, V. (2018). Barriers to Gender Diversity in Software Development Education: Actionable Insights from a Danish Case Study. Paper presented at ICSE 2018 40th International Conference on Software Engineering, Gothenburg, Sweden. https://doi.org/10.1145/3183377.3183390

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Borsotti V. Barriers to Gender Diversity in Software Development Education: Actionable Insights from a Danish Case Study. 2018. Paper presented at ICSE 2018 40th International Conference on Software Engineering, Gothenburg, Sweden. https://doi.org/10.1145/3183377.3183390

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Borsotti, Valeria. / Barriers to Gender Diversity in Software Development Education: Actionable Insights from a Danish Case Study. Paper presented at ICSE 2018 40th International Conference on Software Engineering, Gothenburg, Sweden.

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