CODE exposes the dearth of American female and minority software engineers and explores the reasons for this gender gap, raising the question: What would society gain from having more women and minorities in the tech industry, and how do we get there?
Tech jobs are growing three times faster than our 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.
Educational Edition Includes:
- DVD containing feature film (78 minutes)
- DVD containing shortened classroom version (55 minutes) specifically designed for younger audiences (middle and high school)
- Customized DVD menu with bonus features and chapter headings for easy instructional use
- Discussion Guide (includes information, activities, and resources for a variety of age groups as well as lesson plans that correspond with chapter headings on DVD)
Three versions of the Educational Edition are available (content is identical), with pricing based on how the film will be used: