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There’s a scene in Code: Debugging the Gender Gap in which two twentysomething male software designers present their satirical app to hundreds of developers at a 2013 hackathon sponsored by the website TechCrunch. “Titstare is an app where you take photos of yourself staring at tits,” announces David Boulton, one of the designers. He says this is fun because, while men enjoy staring at breasts, “women just aren’t that warm to it.” As...

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Director Robin Hauser Reynolds’s CODE documentary explores the lack of diversity in tech, despite the growing number of jobs. Here she sits down with Marie Elizabeth Oliver, an editor at PowerToFly, a new start-up focused on getting more women back in tech through remote work.  Through interviews with experts in science, education and psychology, Reynolds hopes to inspire change and “debug the reasons behind the gender gap and digital...

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From Google to Facebook, the nation's biggest tech companies are dealing with the fact that their work forces look a lot alike -- white and overwhelmingly male. But the problems for girls start in grade schools, some say, well before future innovators arrive in places like Silicon Valley. One determined band of Los Angeles educators thinks it has an answer: a girls-only public school that focuses on science, technology, engineering...

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Filmmaker Robin Hauser Reynolds saw a seemingly simple situation that didn't make sense: there are tons of open tech jobs, and the promise of good jobs right out of college, but so few women are employed in those jobs. When she and the team behind the new documentary CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap, an official selection at the Tribeca Film Festival, started exploring it, she quickly realized it's a complicated issue

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"Polished, entertaining and informative, Code is mainly a trove of impressive women and articulate voices addressing an important issue." Docs, too, were high-quality and of special note, including Code: Debugging the Gender Gap, director/producer Robin Hauser Reynolds’ entertaining examination of why so few women and minorities are working as coders and software engineers and what factors make them hesitant to enter so lucrative and...

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