Brittany Kos (BS, MS computer science, University of Colorado Boulder, 2012, 2014) studies collegiate hackathons and computer science education. She uses belonging and professional computer science identity theory to study hackathon environments.
Kos' work is focused on women in computing, with the effort of bridging the severe gender gap seen in that field. Her goal is to study and adapt hackathon environments to better welcome diverse students into that space. By including more students in the informal learning environment of hackathons, she hopes to build their sense of belonging and develop their sense of professional computing identity as well as create a more diverse and inclusive future.
Kos' advisor is Lecia Barker, associate professor of information science in the College of Media, Communication and Information.
- Kos, B. A. 2019. Understanding Female-Focused Hackathon Participants' Collaboration Styles and Event Goals. In ICGJ '19: The fourth annual International Conference on Game Jams, Hackathons, and Game Creation Events, (San Francisco, CA, USA – March 17, 2019). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3316287.3316292.
- Brittany Ann Kos. 2018. The Collegiate Hackathon Experience. Extended abstract for the 2018 ACM SIGCSE Doctoral Consortium. In Proceedings of ICER '18: International Computing Education Research conference. (Espoo, Finland, August 13-15, 2018).
- Brittany Ann Kos and Sarah Miller. 2017. Grade-a-thons and Divide-and-Conquer: Effective Assessment at Scale. In Proceedings of ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition. (ASEE '17) (June 25-28, 2017).
- Behnke, K. A., Kos, B. A., Bennett, J. 2016. Computer Science Principles: Impacting Student Motivation & Learning Within and Beyond the Classroom. In Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on International Computing Education Research (ICER '16), (Melbourne, AUS, Sept. 08 - 12, 2016), 171-180.
- Brittany Ann Kos and Elizabeth Sims. 2015. STEM Careers Infographic Project (SCIP): Teaching Media-Based Computational Thinking Practices. In SIGCSE'15 Proceedings of the 46th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, (Kansas City, Missouri, 2015), ACM, 681-681(abstract only).
- Brittany Ann Kos and Elizabeth Sims. 2014. Infographics: The New 5-Paragraph Essay. In Rocky Mountain Celebration of Women in Computing, (Oct. 23-25, 2014 Laramie, Wyoming).