Posts by admin


Code: Debugging The Gender Gap (previewed at 2015 Tribeca Film Festival) (So, nu: Though not mentioned in the film, Walter Isaacson notes in passing in The Innovators that two of the original ”Women of ENIAC”, then referred to as “the ENIAC girls”, were Jewish, Marilyn Wescoff (Meltzer) and Ruth Licterman (Teitelbaum), who were recruited to the WW2-era project by Adele Goldstine (and rediscovered by Kathy Kleiman, programmer/lawyer...

Read More

"Women have always been an equal part of the past, just not an equal part of history," said Robin Hauser Reynolds, who quoted Gloria Steinem during a Tribeca Film Festival panel for the documentary CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap, which explores the major lack of women working in software engineering and programming industries. Joining Reynolds on the panel were GoDaddy's chief people officerAuguste Goldman, Etsy's director of...

Read More

The big problem with trying to eliminate discrimination? The people with the problem are precisely the ones who don't--or won't--recognize it as a problem. Rooting out sexism in tech is a prime example, as one documentary filmmaker learned. The film CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on Sunday, succeeds in getting all kinds of women to discuss the issue but the testimonials from men are few...

Read More

If you're thinking about the tech industry's gender problem, the first people who come to mind *probably* aren't toddlers. (Bear with me here.) Well, a new documentary called CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap premiered at this month's Tribeca Film Festival, and it masterfully deconstructs the ways women are shut out of the tech world—pretty much starting at birth. Consider, for example, how little girls are traditionally given dolls and...

Read More

Why is there such a dearth of women in computer science and other high-tech fields? Director/producer Robin Hauser Reynolds searches for the answers in CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap, which made its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. Two years ago Reynolds received a call from her daughter, who had become so discouraged by her male-dominated computer science classes at college (she was one of only two female students), she...

Read More
Page 11 of 23« First...910111213...20...Last »