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Don't Miss This Event on September 13

Join your community for a screening of the documentary CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap and a panel discussion featuring local experts. This film exposes the dearth of female and minority software engineers and explores the reasons for this gender gap. CODE raises the questions: what would society gain from having more women and minorities code and how do we get there?

No registration is required for the film and discussion portion of the evening. 7-9:30 pm, Wolf Performance Hall, Central Library. 2 hours parking validation for Citi Plaza underground lot.

Note: film includes occasional coarse language.

Before the film and discussion, you are invited to join the London chapters of Ladies that UX and Ladies Learning Code for a Mega Meetup. Get together and enjoy refreshments with those working in, supporting or interested in the UX, Design, Code and STREAM fields. Register in advance for the Meetup portion of the evening here as space is limited.

Learn more about CODE documentary:

This film and discussion is presented in partnership with Ladies that UX, London Ontario. a group that aims to build a positive space for woman in the UX community to share, collaborate and build their UX skills and Ladies Learing Code, London chapter, a not-for-profit organization with the mission to be the leading resource for women and youth to become passionate builders - not just consumers - of technology by learning technical skills in a hands-on, social, and collaborative way.

Tech jobs are growing three times faster than American 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.