Requirements engineering (RE) for social good: RE cares [requirements]

Alexander Dekhtyar, Jane Huffman Hayes, Irit Hadar, Erin Combs, Alessio Ferrari, Sarah Gregory, Jennifer Horkoff, Meira Levy, Maleknaz Nayebi, Barbara Paech, Jared Payne, Matt Primrose, Paola Spoletini, Shell Clarke, Chuck Brophy, Daniel Amyot, Walid Maalej, Guenther Ruhe, Jane Cleland-Huang, Didar Zowghi

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As researchers and teachers and practitioners, we software types excel at multitasking. This, in part, led us to ask the question: Can one attend a software engineering conference and do something good for society? We found the answer to be a resounding yes. In this article, we present our first experience of running RE Cares, a conference collocated event. This event included a workshop, conference sessions, and a hackathon for developing an application to support emergency field activity for Mutual Aid Alberta, a nonprofit organization coordinating natural disaster responses in the Canadian province.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8611463
Pages (from-to)86-90 and 94
JournalIEEE Software
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

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