Rebecca Long, Future Ada
It has been shown that having diverse teams lead to increased problem-solving abilities. Solving complex problems is pivotal to software engineering and producing high-quality software. It’s natural to conclude that creating diverse software teams is a key element on the road to software quality. Rather than only thinking of quality in terms of testing by quality assurance engineers, I would challenge you to consider the broader aspects of the other factors that play into creating quality software. Team composition is critical to software quality output.
This paper will discuss ways you can create a diverse software team and highlight examples of what Future Ada, a Spokane based non-profit, is doing to help build a strong diverse workforce.