Our seminar series is free and available for anyone to attend. Unless otherwise stated, seminars take place on Wednesday afternoons at 2pm in the Kilburn Building during teaching season.

If you wish to propose a seminar speaker please contact Antoniu Pop.


The impact of experience on software developer performance

  • Speaker:   Dr  Derek Jones  (Knowledge Software Ltd)
  • Host:   Jeremy Singer
  • 22nd October 2008 at 14:15 in Lecture Theatre 1.4, Kilburn Building
Many studies have found that unless information held in human memory is accessed on a regular basis the ability to correctly recall it degrades over time. Studies have also found that a person's performance on a task improves with practice. It is to be expected that these effects will be have a measurable impact on software developer performance. This talk will discuss the results of two experiments which showed that developer performance on a binary operator precedence task correlated strongly with occurrences of those operators in source code.
▲ Up to the top