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What do programmers actually do?

What do programmers actually do?

Do software engineers sit in a basement? Do they fix computers? Do they have to work alone to work best? There are a lot of misconceptions about software engineers. Let’s discover what is really programming about!

Physics Girl is a channel created by Dianna Cowern about physics, astronomy and science-related topics. The show features fun DIY (Do It Yourself) demos, unusual and cutting-edge research, space, and expert interviews. Initially it started as a post-college personal project, then it has grown into a resource for teachers, a source of entertainment for physics nerds, and a way to share a passion for physics while advocating for women in STEM.

In the video “What do programmers do?” Dianna tries to debunk in 10 minutes and in a funny way some prejudices about what is really the work of a software engineers, interviewing some software engineers who work for YouTube.

Based on mini interviews, this English speaking video presents some applications like virtual reality experiences, multiple voices software… and motivations of people to be software engineers.

Teachers can use this video while teaching to students about programming in order to raise their awareness and knowledge about what actually software engineering is about.

This content can be combined with others especially the videos “She will be computer scientist” and “Girls can”.

Language

English

Type of material

Video

Duration/length

10 mins

Level of gender-fairness

1. Basic

Teaching practice

Teaching

Funding

 

Gender 4 STEM

No 2017-1-LU01-KA201-023926

Contact

Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)
5, Av. des Hauts-Fourneaux
L-4362 Esch-sur-Alzette
Tel: +352 275 888 – 1

Send an email to Gender 4 STEM

info@gender4stem-project.eu

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