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In making CODE documentary, it  is our mission to give the world a much needed wake-up call. For the past several decades females and people of color have been underrepresented in the technology industry.  Young women are deterred from pursuing computer science degrees by ingrained mindsets, obstacles in the educational system, and a lack of diverse role models.  By profiling successful women such as Danielle Feinberg of Pixar, Aliya...

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Decoding the gender gap. In CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap, a documentary about the dearth of female computer programmers, director Robin Hauser Reynolds tries to answer a simple question: Why does it matter who’s doing the coding, so long as the work gets done? She also learns that men are pretty horrible at making products for women. Fortune

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he White House recently appointed Megan Smith of Google as Chief Technology Officer. So, it’s hard to make a case that women are not represented in technology, jokes Jocelyn Goldfein, former director of Engineering at Facebook. Yet, there is clearly a shortage of women in technology companies. This summer, Google and Facebook reported how many female (technical) employees they have on staff: 17 percent and 15 percent. Before we start...

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SAN FRANCISCO – Like many parents, Robin Hauser Reynolds was spurred to action by her children. Specifically, a college-age daughter who had expressed a keen interest in computer science at Colgate University but suddenly was on the cusp of dropping the course. "She called me up saying, 'Mom, I'm one of only two girls in the class and the guys know so much more, I'm bailing,'" says Hauser. "She was very good at computer science. But...

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We’ve all heard about the gender gap in tech. Women simply aren’t thriving in one of the most promising fields in the United States — and not for lack of talent. And here’s the truth: It’s not solely a problem for women. It’s a problem for men, too. In just five years, there will be a million unfilled computer science–related jobs in the United States, which according to our calculations could amount to a $500 billion opportunity...

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