Film - Code: Debugging the Gender Gap
This event is part of the Reilly Center's Ada200 initiative, recognizing the challenges of women and minorities in STEM.
Tech jobs are growing three times faster than our colleges are producing computer science graduates. By 2020, there will be one million unfilled software engineering jobs in the USA. Through compelling interviews, artistic animation and clever flashpoints in popular culture, CODE documentary examines the reasons why more girls and people of color are not seeking opportunities in computer science and explores how cultural mindsets, stereotypes, educational hurdles and sexism all play roles in this national crisis. Expert voices from the worlds of tech, psychology, science, and education are intercut with inspiring stories of women who are engaged in the fight to challenge complacency in the tech industry and have their voices heard. CODE aims to inspire change in mindsets, in the educational system, in startup culture and in the way women see themselves in the field of coding.
This event is sponsored by the ND Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values, the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, and the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.