Honors Program

Honors in Technology

Date of Award


Thesis Professor(s)

Martin Barrett, Vernon Pine

Thesis Professor Department

Computer and Information Sciences

Thesis Reader(s)

Suzanne Smith, Robert Price


Software engineers must communicate with many different people, likely in different locations, in order to create a successful piece of software. Social media can be used to communicate quickly and efficiently to minimize miscommunications and facilitate collaboration in the software development process. Research in this area has been sparse but significant because initial findings show that social media is being used in innovative ways to improve software development. Surveys of what social media some companies are currently using along with information about new social media systems indicate possible uses for these technologies on future software development projects such as documentation maintenance, employee training, and predicting and thus preventing build failures.

Document Type

Honors Thesis - Open Access

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