Smiling for the Camera at Wolfies 2014

Hi. I'm Denae Ford.

I am a Ph.D. student in Computer Science at NC State University.

About Me

My research area is a blend of Human Computer Interaction and Software Engineering.

I am a member of the alt-code lab under the direction of Dr. Chris Parnin.

In a nutshell I would describe my field as studying how software developers learn, communicate and retain knowledge.

Research Projects

Currently studying Social Ecosystems and Cognitive Skills during Software Development.


How has the trending hashtag changed the climate in tech? What happened after the #?


I have found it very important and valuable to document my research experiences.

Logo for Philosidee


Blogging on the magical road to receiving my Ph.D.

Screenshot of website


General Blog about research projects and upcoming publications

My Health Impact

"For Us By Us" initiative to eliminate disparities in regards to health.