CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap (Film Viewing)

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Hosted by Drew Davis
UA Galaxy Stadium: 14 8105 E 96th Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46256
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Aug 24, 2016 7:30-9:21 PM

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Please join us as we bring CODE to Indianapolis to highlight the need to include more diversity in the world of tech. As someone who believes in diversity, I want everyone to have an opportunity in technology. I don’t ever want an individual to think, “they can’t do that,” because they can, and we desperately need them to!

CODE documentary examines the reasons why more girls and people of color are not seeking opportunities in computer science and explores how cultural mindsets, stereotypes, educational hurdles and sexism all play roles in this national crisis. Expert voices from the worlds of tech, psychology, science, and education are intercut with inspiring stories of women who are engaged in the fight to challenge complacency in the tech industry and have their voices heard.

Admission: $12

The Event Program

1) Introduction

2) Movie presentation of CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap

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. Through compelling interviews, artistic animation and clever flashpoints in popular culture, CODE documentary examines the reasons why more girls and people of color are not seeking opportunities in computer science and explores how cultural mindsets, stereotypes, educational hurdles and sexism all play roles in this national crisis. Expert voices from the worlds of tech, psychology, science, and education are intercut with inspiring stories of women who are engaged in the fight to challenge complacency in the tech industry and have their voices heard. CODE aims to inspire change in mindsets, in the educational system, in startup culture and in the way women see themselves in the field of coding.

3) Q&A to Follow

Contributions: Contribute Now

I’m collecting donations for Noble Crossing Elementary School Girls Coding Club. The club was recently selected as one of the IDOE’s Promising Practices this year. Donations will help further educate the 5th graders at Noble Crossing Elementary School.

Contribution Levels Amount:
Support one student – $50.00
Support two students – $100.00
Support one teacher – $400.00