The professor of computing sciences won the "Best Data Showcase Award" at the 13th International Conference on Mining Software Repositories for her paper and longitudinal data set about software developers who use the Ruby programming language.
Professor of Computing Sciences Megan Squire won a best Data Showcase paper award for her work “Data Sets: The Circle of Life in Ruby Hosting, 2003-2015” which she presented at the 13th International Conference on Mining Software Repositories (MSR ’16), held in Austin, Texas, on May 14-15, 2016.
This prize was awarded for her competitively-refereed paper and the accompanying longitudinal data sets she created. To create these data sets, Squire spent more than ten years collecting data about projects and programmers who used the Ruby language and the RubyForge and RubyGems hosting facilities. She then cleaned the data, created documentation for it, and hosted it in her library of 68,000 other public data sets she has created to describe how open source software is made.
The full citation of the paper is below:
Squire, M. (2016). “Data Sets: The Circle of Life in Ruby Hosting, 2003-2015”. In Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Mining Software Repositories (MSR ’16). IEEE. May 14-15. Austin, TX. 452-455.