MSR 2020
Mon 29 - Tue 30 June 2020
co-located with ICSE 2020
Tue 30 Jun 2020 16:00 - 16:10 at MSR:Zoom - Developer Collaboration Chair(s): Bogdan Vasilescu

Social media, especially Twitter, has always been a part of the professional lives of software developers, with prior work reporting on a diversity of usage scenarios, including sharing information, staying current, and promoting one’s work. However, previous studies of Twitter use by software developers are generally restricted to surveys or small samples, and typically lack information about activities of the study subjects (and their outcomes) on other platforms. To enable such future research, in this paper we propose a computational approach to cross-linking users on Twitter and GitHub, the dominant platform for hosting open-source development, revealing 70,428 users active on both. As a preliminary analysis of this dataset, we report on a case study of 800 tweets by open-source developers about GitHub work, combining precise automatic characterization of tweet authors in terms of their relationship to the GitHub items linked in their tweets with a deep qualitative analysis of the tweet contents. We find that developers have very distinct behavioral patterns when including GitHub links in their tweets and these patterns are correlated with the relationship between the tweet author and the repository they link to. Based on this analysis, we hypothesize about what might explain such behavioral differences and what the implications of different tweeting patterns could be for the sustainability of GitHub projects.

Tue 30 Jun
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16:00 - 17:00: Technical Papers - Developer Collaboration at MSR:Zoom
Chair(s): Bogdan VasilescuCarnegie Mellon University

Q/A & Discussion of Session Papers over Zoom (Joining info available on Slack)

msr-2020-papers16:00 - 16:10
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msr-2020-papers16:10 - 16:20
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Nicole NovielliUniversity of Bari, Fabio CalefatoUniversity of Bari, Davide DongiovanniUniversity of Bari, Daniela GirardiUniversity of Bari, Filippo LanubileUniversity of Bari
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msr-2020-Data-showcase16:20 - 16:30
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Esteban ParraFlorida State University, Ashley Ellis, Sonia HaiducFlorida State University
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msr-2020-Registered-Reports16:30 - 16:40
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Ingrid NunesUniversidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil, Christoph TreudeThe University of Adelaide, Fabio CalefatoUniversity of Bari
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msr-2020-Data-showcase16:40 - 16:50
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Preetha ChatterjeeUniversity of Delaware, USA, Kostadin DamevskiVirginia Commonwealth University, Nicholas A. KraftUserVoice, Lori Pollock
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msr-2020-papers16:50 - 17:00
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Yalin LiuUniversity of Notre Dame, Jinfeng LinUniversity of Notre Dame, Jane Cleland-HuangUniversity of Notre Dame
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