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Why Girls Don't Code

Code Girl Documentary Perfectly Sums Up Why More Girls Don’t Code

Ruth Reader | November 4, 2015

In total, the film profiles ten teams. App concepts range from social feeds with a focus on positivity to a game that teaches water conservation techniques and a platform that connects disabled workers with jobs.
Though watching the teams go from idea to presentation is interesting, the film’s most compelling vignettes are those where the girls are dispelling stereotypes about what it means to be a girl. Like one where a girl is seen quickly solving a Rubik’s Cube while her colleagues run ideas by her. In another scene, the principal of a Massachusetts high school asks team Woco’s coders what it’s like growing up as a girl, knowing that there are so few women in IT, to which one girl poignantly responds...

CODE documentary exposes the dearth of American female and minority software engineers and explores the reasons for this gender gap.  CODE raises the question: what would society gain from having more women and minorities code?Source:

<more at; related links and articles: (+Video) (Codegirl official trailer. Published on October 26, 2015) and (The Surprising Reasons Why Most Girls Don’t Code. March 9, 2016)>

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