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Diversity Film Series: 'Code:Debugging the Gender Gap'
Date Wednesday October 25
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Ellen Driscoll Playhouse
325 Highland Ave
Piedmont, CA 94611
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorAppreciating Diversity Film Series
Oct 25 @7pm in Piedmont, Oct 28 @ 3pm in Oakland at The New Parkway

The Appreciating Diversity Film Series will present "CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap",
a documentary by Robin Hauser Reynolds.

Computer code underlies the systems that run our modern world. From cell phones to banking, movie animation to plane navigation-all are driven by code. The more diverse a team of coders is, the broader their perspective of society's needs, which can ultimately result in products that serve a wider range of humanity. However, the current make-up of leaders, engineers and coders at the top tech companies in the country is notable for its lack of diversity. Recent headlines reveal workplace sexism and discrimination in hiring and advancement.

CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap exposes the lack of American women and minority software engineers, and poses these questions:Why aren't there more women and minority graduates in computer science? What obstacles lie in the way? What is happening and what more can be done to change this situation?

At the present rate, by 2020 one million jobs in coding will go unfilled because there will not be enough graduates in computer science. CODE examines the reasons why more girls and people of color have been discouraged from seeking these jobs. Along the way, we meet the new leaders and organizations who offer transformative learning opportunities in technology, specifically for girls and minorities, here in the Bay Area and across the nation.

This film combines a contemporary musical score with a blend of personal stories, expert voices, innovative animation, historic discoveries and moments from popular culture.

CODE aims to inspire changes in attitude, the educational system, startup culture and the way women see themselves in the field of coding.

Free, no rsvp required.
Added to the calendar on Monday Oct 23rd, 2017 10:02 PM
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