CODE:
Debugging the Gender Gap

CODE documentary exposes the dearth of American female and minority software engineers and explores the reasons for this gender gap. CODE raises the question: what would society gain from having more women and minorities code?

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Logline

CODE exposes the dearth of American female and minority software engineers and explores the reasons for this 
gender gap.  CODE raises the question: what would society gain from having more women code?

Synopsis

CODE is a relevant and timely feature-length documentary which aims to explain why more American women and minorities are not pursuing careers in computer science, despite lucrative job opportunities and high demand for coders.
Many factors contribute to this dearth, including cultural stereotypes, lack of role models, limited access to computer science education, sexism and socioeconomic barriers.  Consciously and subconsciously, women and minorities feel they do not belong in programming despite their aptitude for the field.
CODE documentary explores how technology would be different if a more diverse field of programmers coded the applications and devices upon which society depends.

Our Crew

Robin Hauser

Robin Hauser

Producer, Director

Jack Youngelson

Jack Youngelson

Story Consultant

Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum

Composer

Staci Hartman

Staci Hartman

Producer

Cassandra Jabola

Cassandra Jabola

Co-Producer

Christine Herring

Christine Herring

Producer/ Editor

Molly Schwartz

Molly Schwartz

Design and Animation

Jon Blomgren

Jon Blomgren

Director of Photography

 Laura Karpman

Laura Karpman

Composer

Advisors

Ayna Agarwal

Ayna Agarwal

Advisor

Lou Wirth

Lou Wirth

Advising Editor

Steven Berlin Johnson

Steven Berlin Johnson

Advisor

Kris Timken

Kris Timken

Advisor