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L.A. Times – Why Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal’s Ambulante film festival avoids regular movie theaters – Carolina A. Miranda August 12, 2015

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L.A. Times – Why Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal’s Ambulante film festival avoids regular movie theaters – Carolina A. Miranda  August 12, 2015

It's not every day that you get to watch a film on the banks of the L.A. River or at a Food Co-Op in Pasadena or the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook. But it's not every day that the Ambulante Documentary Film Festival rolls into town. For three weeks, beginning Sept. 19, Ambulante will screen films on topics as varied as Latin boogaloo and Haitian machete fencing, in locations  around Los Angeles and beyond.

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The Cap Times – Rewriting the ‘bro-gram’: The documentary ‘Code’ tackles tech’s gender gap – Rob Thomas August 3, 2015

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The Cap Times – Rewriting the ‘bro-gram’: The documentary ‘Code’ tackles tech’s gender gap – Rob Thomas August 3, 2015

Robin Hauser Reynolds describes her daughter as a good student, a strong athlete and a confident young woman. So she was surprised when her daughter called home her sophomore year, sounding insecure about one of her classes — computer science. “She’s a strong woman, and she would call home saying, ‘Mom, I so don’t belong here,’” Hauser Reynolds said. "‘The men here know so much more about it.’” It wasn’t just that all the male students seemed to have a head start on programming compared to her, Hauser Reynolds said. It was that there were so many of them, and they seemed to fit into the tech world better than she...

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Wisconsin State Journal – Madison to hold special showing of film on the tech gender gap – Judy Newman August 2, 2015

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Wisconsin State Journal – Madison to hold special showing of film on the tech gender gap – Judy Newman August 2, 2015

Back in the 1960s — the so-called “Mad Men” era — women who worked in offices were most likely to be secretaries who catered to their male bosses, ran their errands and made them coffee. According to a documentary that will have a special showing in Madison this week, the culture of today’s information technology (IT) industry is not so far removed from the days of the advertising industry 50 years ago, as the popular TV program “Mad Men” portrayed it. Read more:...

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Xconomy – Debugging the Gender Gap: Filmmaker Warns of Economic Crisis in Tech -Jeff Engel August 3, 2015

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Xconomy – Debugging the Gender Gap: Filmmaker Warns of Economic Crisis in Tech -Jeff Engel  August 3, 2015

As a former stockbroker, Robin Hauser Reynolds knows what it’s like to be a woman in a field dominated by men. Over the past couple of years, the San Francisco Bay Area film director and self-described feminist has immersed herself in another industry that has become notorious for its gender gap: tech.

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San Francisco Business Times – Video: Debugging the gender gap: GoDaddy screens female coding documentary (Video) – August 3, 2015 Hayley Ringle

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San Francisco Business Times – Video: Debugging the gender gap: GoDaddy screens female coding documentary (Video) – August 3, 2015 Hayley Ringle

With 1 million unfilled software engineering jobs predicted in the U.S. by 2020, a new documentary examines the reasons why more women and people of color are not seeking these lucrative tech jobs. GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY) showed the documentary “Code: Debugging the Gender Gap” at a private screening Thursday night at its Scottsdale, Arizona, headquarters. The film was also screened for GoDaddy employees at outlying offices. GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving is one of the executive producers of the documentary, which debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival in April and is making the film festival...

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Isthmus – Where have all the women gone? – Adam Powell July 31, 2015

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Isthmus – Where have all the women gone? – Adam Powell July 31, 2015

The film CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap premieres in Wisconsin Aug. 6 at Sundance Cinemas. The Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce is hosting director Robin Hauser Reynolds for the exclusive 4:30 p.m. screening, followed by a reception and panel discussion on women in tech (cost: $25, register for the event here). This is the second feature-length documentary for Reynolds, who lives in California. The first was the award-winning Running for Jim. - See more at: http://www.isthmus.com/news/news/Tech-Gender-Gap/#sthash.j88Rt83O.dpuf

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Audio Boom – Robin Hauser Reynolds Interview on Share Radio

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Audio Boom – Robin Hauser Reynolds Interview on Share Radio

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Bellevue Reporter – “Code” documentary comes to Bellevue | Film shows issues for women on all levels of tech industry – Allison Deangelis – July 22, 2015

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Bellevue Reporter – “Code” documentary comes to Bellevue | Film shows issues for women on all levels of tech industry – Allison Deangelis – July 22, 2015

By 2020, there will be one million unfilled software engineering jobs in the United States. As women are still struggling to be represented in the fast-growing field, an array of panelists from the tech industry came together in Bellevue to discuss change. Expedia and Warner Bros. hosted a screening and panel discussion of Robin Hauser Reynolds’ new documentary, “Coding: Debugging the Gender Gap,” on Tuesday, July 21. As chronicled in the film, many young girls are still made to feel they are not good at math and sciences and are not encouraged to pursue computer programming, while too many who do enter the workforce face gender discrimination and sexual harassment. Overall, women continue to represent a small percentage of computer engineering staff at most major technology...

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SiliconeRepublic – Robin Hauser Reynolds: ‘Diversity equals innovation’ – Luke Maxwell June 20, 2015

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SiliconeRepublic – Robin Hauser Reynolds: ‘Diversity equals innovation’ – Luke Maxwell June 20, 2015

At Inspirefest 2015, Robin Hauser Reynolds discussed how stereotypes can leak into the psyche and become contributors to imposter syndrome, and how ignoring more than half the population will result in a huge gap between the number of positions available in tech and the number of people qualified to fill them.

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Press Release – Shaheen, Davis Host Film Screening & Discussion In U.S. Capitol On Gender Gap In Tech Jobs

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Press Release – Shaheen, Davis Host Film Screening & Discussion In U.S. Capitol On Gender Gap In Tech Jobs

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Tonight, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Representative Susan Davis (D-CA) hosted a discussion and movie screening on the enormous gender gap that exists in computer science related jobs. Senator Shaheen and Representative Davis were joined by Robin Hauser Reynolds, director of the documentary CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap which was shown at the event, and United States Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith. “For our country to remain the global leader in technology development, it’s absolutely critical that we inspire, encourage and support more Americans to learn to code, especially women and girls who are woefully underrepresented,” said Shaheen. “The age of smartphones, apps and the Internet of Things is changing every part of our daily lives and women shouldn’t be shut-out from this promising economy.  This event once again put a spotlight in the halls of Congress on the enormous gender gap in computer science related fields of study and employment. By closing the technology gender gap, we can expand economic opportunity for women and make sure that our nation’s technology economy lives up to its full potential.” "Innovation is truly one of America’s strengths and has established us as a world leader," said Davis. "Increasing the number of women who are contributing to that innovation will only make us stronger economically and expand technological and scientific advances and discoveries. We can and must do better to encourage girls to seek careers in computer science and other tech fields." “Research shows that diverse teams make better products and companies with diverse leadership have better financial results. The United States needs all of our talent to bring their innovations and entrepreneurship to the table,” said Smith. “The good news is, we are seeing promising breakthroughs in the organizations who have set goals for stronger inclusion. When leaders from venture firms, corporations, and educational institutions prioritize scaling these working solutions within their own organizations, diverse teams will grow and thrive, which means better products and greater prosperity for America. ” “To change the number of women and people of color in tech we first need to change the stereotype of a computer scientist,” said Reynolds. “Coding can be creative and collaborative; it can be part of fashion, medicine, filmmaking and architecture. Creating a diverse team of programmers will lead to the creation of products that will serve a greater breadth of humanity. It's absolutely essential for innovation that programming becomes diverse. “ Tech jobs are growing three times faster than our colleges are producing computer science graduates. By 2020, there will be one million unfilled software engineering jobs in the USA.  Yet, women are being largely left out of this rapidly growing industry, representing only 25 percent of technology jobs in the U.S....

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