Women in OSS

Dr. Singh has been conducting research on Open Source Software (OSS) for over 15 years and has investigated OSS communities from multiple lenses. Currently, she is devoting most of her time in understanding the under representation of women in OSS. She is very passionate about Gender and IT and Women participation in STEM fields.

  1. Singh, V. and Carver, J. (2022). Educating Students to be Better Citizens of Tech Communities. Lightning Talk at SIGCSE Technical Symposium 2022. The 53rd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, March 2- 5, 2022 Rhode Island, USA. https://sigcse2022.sigcse.org/ 
  2. Singh, V. and Bongiovanni, B. (2021). “Motivated and Capable but No Space for Error – Women’s Experiences of Contributing in Open Source Software”. The International Journal of Information, Diversity, Inclusion (IJIDI) (In Press, July 2021 Issue).
  3. Singh, V., Bongiovanni, B. & Brandon, W. (2021) Codes of conduct in Open Source Software—for warm and fuzzy feelings or equality in community?. Software Quality Journal (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11219-020-09543-w
  4. Singh, V. and Brandon, W. (2020). How do the women of Open Source support each other? Track – Critical and Ethical Studies of Digital Social Media, Proceedings of the 53rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS53), IEEE Computer Society Digital Library. 10 pages. pdf
  5. Singh, V. (2019). Women Participation in Open Source Software Communities. Proceedings of European Conference on Software Architecture, Women in Software Engineering Track. ACM proceedings.
  6. Singh, V. (2019). Women Only Spaces in Open Source Software”. ACM/IEEE 2ND International Workshop on Gender Equality in Software Engineering, May 25th, 2019 Vancouver, Canada.
  7. Singh, V. and Brandon, W. (2019). Inclusion Initiatives for Women of Open Source Software. Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Open Source Software, OSS 2019. Nominated for Best paper of the conference .

Journal Articles Under Review

  • Singh, V., Bongiovanni, B. and Brandon, W. (2021) Dealing with Sexism and Supporting Each Other in a ‘Safe Space : Insight into women-focused online discussion forums for Open Source”.