A paper in partnership with researchers from PUCRS and UFPA was recently accepted for publication in IEEE Software’s Special Issue on Crowdsourcing for Software Engineering.

The paper reports an investigation conducted in order to find barriers faced by newcomers to TopCoder. We show barriers and propose solutions for mitigating some of them.

Preprint will be available soon!

ZANATTA, Alexandre L.; STEINMACHER, Igor; MACHADO, Leticia S.; de SOUZA, Cleidson R. B.; PRIKLACNICKI, Rafael. Barriers Faced by Newcomers in Software Crowdsourcing Projects, IEEE Software.