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Saturday, August 8 • 2:30pm - 3:49pm
"CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap" and "The 414's"

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This screening event is supported by MojoTech

About MojoTech:

MojoTech is a software design and development agency headquartered in Providence, RI with offices in New York City, and Boulder. A global company with a client base that ranges from early-stage startups to Fortune 100 companies, MojoTech creates award-winning web and mobile applications to solve complex business problems.

MojoTech's innovative projects have been recognized by The New York TimesThe Wall Street JournalTechCrunch, and more. In 2015, MojoTech will be listed as a fastest growing company on the Inc. 5000 for the third straight year, by Inc Magazine, and was named one of the “Best Places to Work” byProvidence Business News, for the second consecutive year.
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CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap
 | Directed by Robin Hauser Reynolds | 1 hour and 19 min. Feature Documentary | USA, 2015.

CODE explains how the deficit of female and minority computer science engineers in America is a mounting gender, ethnic and economic challenge. 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. CODE documentary examines the reasons why more girls and people of color are not seeking out educational opportunities in computer science, and will open a dialogue on how cultural mindsets, stereotypes, educational hurdles, and sexism play a role in this mounting crisis.

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The 414's | Directed by Michael T. Vollmann | 10 min. | USA, 2014.
THE 414's tells the story of the original computer hackers, a group of Milwaukee teenagers who gained notoriety in 1983 when they broke into dozens of high-profile computer systems, including the Los Alamos National Laboratory and the Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

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Katryn McIntosh

Katryn graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in Painting, and discovered her passion for programming by way of a colorful career in communications strategy and fashion. As a lifelong maker, she enjoys the blend of analytical and creative thinking requisite in web development. Beyond the screen, her hobbies include reading, spending time with her dog Cowboy, and machine knitting.
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Robin Hauser Reynolds

Director/Producer, Finish Line Features, LLC
2013 - Present Director / ProducerCODE: Debugging the Gender Gap feature documentaryCODE exposes the dearth of American female and minority computer scienceengineers and explores the reasons for the gender gap and digital divide. CODE raises the question: What would society gain from having more women andminority code?www.codedocumentary.com@CODEfilm2011 - 2013 Director / ProducerRunning for Jim feature documentaryThe award winning documentary... Read More →


Saturday August 8, 2015 2:30pm - 3:49pm
Metcalf Auditorium - RISD Museum Chace Center, 20 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02903

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