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IndieWire – Meet the 2015 Tribeca Filmmakers #7: Robin Hauser Reynolds Asks Audiences to Reflect on Their Biases in ‘CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap’ – Jena Keahon April 8, 2015

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IndieWire – Meet the 2015 Tribeca Filmmakers #7: Robin Hauser Reynolds Asks Audiences to Reflect on Their Biases in ‘CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap’ – Jena Keahon April 8, 2015

At a time in the United States when the tech sector outpaces the overall growth of the employment market, "CODE" asks the important question: Where are all the women? [Synopsis Courtesy of Tribeca Film Festival] Director Robin Hauser Reynolds shares with Indiewire her goals and challenges in making a film about the gender gap issue in coding.

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WIRED-Tech’s Gender Gap Wasn’t Always So Bad. Here’s How It Got Worse-Davey Alba November 25, 2014

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WIRED-Tech’s Gender Gap Wasn’t Always So Bad. Here’s How It Got Worse-Davey Alba November 25, 2014

"The documentary is part of a much larger battle to close the gender gap in the tech world, bring additional diversity to the workforce, and indeed improve the economics of the hiring in Silicon Valley and other tech hubs."

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SXSW Live- Interview with Robin Hauser Reynolds – StudioSX 2015

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SXSW Live- Interview with Robin Hauser Reynolds – StudioSX 2015

Studio SX speaks with Robin Hause Reynolds director and producer of the documentary CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap, which explores the complex issues behind the digital divide in computer science engineering.

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innovatethink – Why We Need More Gender Diversity in IT – Renee La Londe April 1, 2015

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innovatethink – Why We Need More Gender Diversity in IT – Renee La Londe April 1, 2015

Last year, as a number of leading tech firms publicly released demographic data, the industry’s massive gender gap became abundantly clear. Google’s first diversity report showed that women comprise only 30% of the company’s global head count, 17% of its tech staff, and 21% of its leadership positions.

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Good – CODE Documentary Imagines a Future with Women and Minorities Ruling Tech – Isis Madrid March 31, 2015

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Good – CODE Documentary Imagines a Future with Women and Minorities Ruling Tech – Isis Madrid March 31, 2015

Director Robin Hauser Reynolds was shaken when her daughter called her up from college and told her that she planned on dropping computer science as her major. She told her mother that she was one of only two women in the entire class, that she was the worst student, and that she didn’t fit in. When Reynolds discovered that her daughter was actually earning a B, she realized that the issue at hand was much more than just grades.

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SModa – Se necesitan mujeres programadoras – Borja Dominguez – March 30, 2015

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SModa – Se necesitan mujeres programadoras – Borja Dominguez – March 30, 2015

El documental 'CODE' se adentra en el mundo de la programación para descubrir las razones y las consecuencias de la brecha de género en la industria tecnológica. Uno de los objetivos clave de la sociedad actual es conseguir acabar con aquello que se ha llamado tradicionalmente “cosas de chicos” y “cosas de chicas”. Comienza en la infancia con los juguetes y continúa durante toda la vida a través, sobre todo, de las relaciones de pareja y de la carrera profesional.

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Fortune-GoDaddy’s latest attempt to escape its sexist reputation – Kristen Bellstrom March 23, 2015

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Fortune-GoDaddy’s latest attempt to escape its sexist reputation – Kristen Bellstrom March 23, 2015

In his continuing quest to revamp the company’s image, CEO Blake Irving is executive producing a documentary about women in technology. When you hear “GoDaddy,” what comes to mind? Blake Irving, the company’s CEO, really hopes it is not the image of a scantily-clad woman. Late last week, the web hosting company announced that Irving is acting as an executive producer of “CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap,” a feature-length documentary looking at the reasons why more women and minorities aren’t going into tech. The film, which is directed and produced by Robin Hauser Reynolds, is slated to premier at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival on April...

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News Release: GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving Executive Producer for CODE Documentary – March 19, 2015

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News Release:  GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving Executive Producer for CODE Documentary – March 19, 2015

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. March 19, 2015 – Documentary filmmakers of “CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap,” today announced GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving, a long-standing advocate for women in technology, was part of its Executive Producer team. The CODE documentary is a timely feature-length film which explores why more American women and minorities are not pursuing careers in computer science, despite high-demand and lucrative job opportunities. The film is set to premiere at the world-famous Tribeca Film Festival April 19 in New York City.

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Press Release: World Premiere announcement, March 19th, 2015

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Tech Documentary, “CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap,” to Premiere at Tribeca Film Festival   Film exploring the tech gender gap will debut April 19   SAN FRANCISCO, March 19, 2015 – The upcoming feature-length documentary film, “CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap,” will make its world premiere at New York’s prestigious Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T. CODE documentary is a relevant and timely documentary exploring why more American women and minorities do not pursue careers in computer science, despite high demand and lucrative job opportunities.   CODE documentary will premiere on Sunday, April 19 at 1 p.m. EDT at Spring Studios, 50 Varick Street, New York. Immediately following the premiere, CODE documentary Director and Producer Robin Hauser Reynolds will join executives from leading technology companies on a panel to explore the issue and discuss industry efforts to bridge the gender gap. Etsy Engineering Director for Infrastructure Jason Wong, GoDaddy Chief People Officer Auguste Goldman, and Qualcomm Chief Learning Officer Tamar Elkeles will participate in the panel.   “CODE documentary is amplifying the conversation about the gender gap in technology, and specifically coding, by highlighting key facts and voices that inspire us broadly to identify challenges, create opportunities and drive change,” said Debby Hopkins, CEO of Citi Ventures and Chief Innovation Officer of Citi. “A diversity of perspectives is key to building successful businesses, regardless of industry. Our collective job is to create every possibility to support a strong pipeline of talent to meet the need, and films like this are a step in the right direction.”   The goal of CODE documentary is to empower American women and minorities to pursue education and careers in computer science. CODE documentary also explores how technology would be different if a more diverse field of programmers coded the applications and devices upon which society depends. The CODE documentary narrative showcases the challenges faced by a new generation of women programmers – and the ingenious ways they are using their skills, drive, intellect and vision to disrupt the traditionally male dominated technology industry.   The film features expert voices from many of the world’s foremost technology companies as well as experts in psychology, science, computer history and mathematics. Guest experts include White House CTO Megan Smith, Pinterest Software Engineer Tracy Chou and CTO of Twitter Adam Messinger, among others.   “It is an honor to debut the CODE documentary at one of the most prestigious film festivals in the country,” said CODE Director and Producer Robin Hauser Reynolds. “We are humbled by the opportunity to share our film with the international film community and hope they are inspired by our message.”   The Tribeca Film Festival helps filmmakers reach the broadest possible audience, enabling the international film community and general public to experience the power of cinema. CODE documentary will show at the following times and locations during the festival:   April 19, 1 p.m. EDT at Spring Studios, 50 Varick St., New York* *World Premiere Special Screening; Panel to follow April 21, 3:15 p.m. EDT at Bowtie Cinemas Chelsea, 260 West 23rd St., New York April 24, 5:30 p.m. EDT at Bowtie Cinemas Chelsea, 260 West 23rd St., New York April 26, 4:30 p.m. EDT at Regal Battery Park Stadium 11, 102 North End Ave., New York   A trailer for the...

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