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Debugging the Gender Gap Documentary

An upcoming documentary by CODE explores the dearth of female and minority software engineers and explores the reasons for this gender gap. A “teaser” of the film is available here: http://www.codedoc.co/about. Take a look…you will see many familiar faces!

CODE raises the question: What would society gain from having more women and minorities code?

This is an interesting question to ponder…. It might make a great journal entry and follow-up discussion for your class. I can envision it at the beginning of lessons related to the CS Principles big Idea 7: Global Impact with its emphasis on innovation. Or maybe in lessons related to careers, programming, or creativity.

If you are looking for more ideas for equity projects, check out their blog and other spots on the site: http://www.codedoc.co/directors-thoughts

Pat Phillips
Editor, CSTA Voice

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