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CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap in Computer Science

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Mon, January 25th @ 10:20 AM

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Starts: January 25, 2021 10:20 am Ends: January 25, 2021 10:20 am

Why are more girls, women and people of colour not seeking educational opportunities in computer science?  This documentary examines this question, and explains how cultural mindsets, stereotypes, educational hurdles, unconscious biases and sexism play a role in this national crisis.

According to a 2014 report by the National Center for Women and Information Technology, less than 20% of all computer science degrees are now earned by women—down from about 36% in the mid-’80s. Not only is the gender gap not getting better; it’s getting worse.  In “CODE”, we see the ways in which the gender and racial gap in computer science holds the industry back, and how a few pioneering women in coding, and some major tech companies and universities, are working to address the issue.

Join them at the University of Regina on Thursday March 2nd @ 7pm for this documentary screening! For more information, contact Helen Pridmore at helen.pridmore@uregina.ca


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