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Men continue to vastly outnumber women in computer science professions. According to the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), in 2014 women made up just 26% of the computing workforce. At the top of the corporate ladder, the picture is even bleaker: that same year, women held just 6% of chief information officer (CIO) positions. Even more striking is that despite the astronomical growth projected in...

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Have you ever heard of Grace Hopper? Yeah; neither had I until last Friday, when I attended a private screening of CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap, followed by a panel discussion that included the movie’s director Robin Hauser Reynolds and several tech experts, including Trading Technologies executive (and MarketsWiki Education contributor) Katie Burgoon. The 90-minute documentary explores the shortage of female software engineers in...

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It has been projected that by 2020, 1.4 million jobs will be available in the computer-related field. Less than 29 percent of those jobs will be filled by Americans, and less than 3 percent of the aforementioned 29 percent will be filled by women. And yet, we've all heard the news: Girls can do anything boys can do. "We bring girls home in pink blankets — boys in blue blankets," filmmaker Robin Hauser Reynolds said. "Then we make the...

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The Naples International Film Festival celebrates and showcases independent film and filmmakers in an intimate festival setting that livens and enriches the community, as well its cultural and artistic life. Code: Debugging the Gender Gap was one of the featured films in which guests were invited to partake in a one-on-one question and answer session with the filmmaker, Robin Hauser Reynolds, and local leaders who had a particular...

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