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On 11th October we celebrated Ada Lovelace day with a day of workshops and inspiring talks, attended by 50 school students from years 9 through to sixth form. The technology industry, in particular software development, has a diversity problem. Even the industry giants such as Apple and Facebook are struggling to get a more balanced workforce, and the guardian is no different, with women making up just 20% of the Digital department....

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On Thursday, SheCanCode  screened highly acclaimed film CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap to 75 techies over popcorn + prosecco at Google Campus in London. The film, which raised more than $86,000 via Indigogo to produce, explores both the explicit and implicit reasons behind the gender diversity gap in the tech industry.  Featuring key policymakers, coders and educators from institutions and organisations like Pinterest, GitHub, ETSY...

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Ada Lovelace was a C19th mathematician often credited with writing the first computer programme. To celebrate Ada Lovelace Day, the Guardian has invited 50 girls from London schools to spend time with the women who create our digital products. They will find out about careers in tech, have taster sessions on UX, product, data and coding as well as the chance to watch excerpts from the film CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap.

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Showing how computer code can be a paintbrush of sorts for all kinds of creative endeavours is just one way a new documentary is hoping to inspire young women to take up computer science. "The combination of art and tech is my favourite thing in the world," says Danielle Feinberg, director of photography at Pixar and star of the new documentary CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap, a look at the lopsided nature of the tech industry and the...

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