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Film

Code Like a Girl and ACMI presents

Code: Debugging the Gender Gap

Unclassified All Ages

10 Dec

A documentary film exposing the dearth of American female and minority software engineers and explores the reasons for this gender gap. The film raises the question: what would society gain from having more women and minorities code?

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  • 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, this documentary examines the reasons why more girls and people of colour 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. This documentary 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.

    Code Like a Girl a small initiative with big ambitions to inspire more females into careers in coding and leadership roles within the tech industry. They do this by hosting free events, workshops and classes around Melbourne with a focus on celebrating women in the local tech-industry.