Diversifying the Computing and Information professions
CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap documentary
SIS is proud to host a screening of the highly touted documentary, CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap. The event will also include a Q&A/panel discussion with the film’s director/producer, Robin Hauser Reynolds,
Thursday, March 2, 2017
Twentieth Century Club
It is estimated that by 2020, there will be 1 million unfilled software engineering jobs in this country. The CODE documentary explores the reasons why more females and people from underrepresented groups are not seeking tech opportunities. Hauser, through interviews with Silicon Valley leaders, discovered the systemic, pervasive, and complex barriers to entry into tech fields faced by women and people of color. She notes “Mindsets, stereotypes, clogs in the educational pipeline, startup culture, lack of role models and sexism all play important roles in this mounting gender, ethnicity and economic issue.” The documentary offers inspiring stories of women who are challenging the cultural and educational obstacles, as well as women’s self-perceptions, which led to this economic and societal crisis. For more information about CODE, visit the film’s website.
SIS is pleased to provide a platform for discussing how we can make the computing and information professions more welcoming and accessible to women and those from underrepresented groups. Our academic and professional fields demand this diversity in order to produce innovative solutions to real-world problems.