Code: Debugging the Gender Gap (Robin Hauser Reynolds, 2015)
CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap is an absorbing look at the lack of women and minorities in software engineering. Enjoying a premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, this documentary is inspiring in its structure: tracing the history in the USA with Ada Lovelace and Grace Hopper. It’s incredible in its message: how did such great heights lead to the massive decline of women graduates in the ‘80s? It’s fascinating in its analysis: the cultural shift that depicted men as technology workers, correlating to hostility for women and girls in the tech industries. And it’s remarkable in its participants: Reynolds has managed to get an astonishingly impressive set of American heavyweights to wonderfully illustrate her points. These include Kimberly Bryant (founder of Black Girls Code), Danielle Feinberg (director of photography at Pixar, leading WALL-E and Brave) and Tracy Chou (Pinterest, Quora).
The film will be preceded by short film Cycologic by Emilia Stålhammar, Elsa Lövdin & Veronica Pålsson.