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Silicon Valley has been dealing with its diversity issues only for the past year and a half, but already, there is a documentary that chronicles the issue. Specifically, “Code: Debugging the Gender Gap” dives into the tech industry’s lack of women in coding roles. "Code," produced by filmmaker Robin Hauser Reynolds and former tech marketer Staci Hartman, premiered in April at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City and has since...

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CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap: This comprehensive, illuminating documentary explores the rampant sexism of the high-tech industry with surgical precision. But Robin Hauser Reynolds’ film keeps a positive focus: It shows us numerous stories of Silicon Valley women who have succeeded in the male-dominated information technology industry, and we see programs that are helping not only young women, but also young people of color. The film...

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Movements like #ILookLikeAnEngineer and the #LikeAGirl campaign have highlighted the gender gap in science, technology and engineering careers in the U.S. and a new documentary, premiering in the Bay Area this week, is highlighting the issue further. “CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap,” 79-minute documentary that explores the lack of American female and minority software engineers, makes its way to the Mill Valley Film Festival on...

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echnology is rapidly evolving, but the low number of women in computer science and engineering remains stagnant and experts say that this could have major implications for the future. “Computing is at the heart of everything,” says Dr. Telle Whitney, CEO of the Anita Borg Institute and co-founder of Grace Hopper Celebration. “To be missing half the population is a significant loss to our world.” In 2014, women made up only 22 percent...

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This week at the Emmys, Viola Davis reminded us that, “the only thing that separates women of color from everyone else is opportunity”.  Clearly she was talking about women actors’ accessibility to leading roles in Hollywood, but her comment got me thinking about how this applies to all the arts and about access to viewing films as well. There is a certain irony that most film festivals began with the intention of sharing independent...

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