ANN ARBOR — The Michigan Theater will host Michigan’s first screening of a 2015 documentary on the lack of women in software careers, with the sponsorshiop of Duo Security, the Ann Arbor access security developer.
“Code: Debugging The Gender Gap” explores the dearth of female and minority software engineers in the United States and explores the reasons for this gender gap and digital divide. The film highlights breakthrugh efforts that are producing more diversity in the programming industry, and shows how this gap can be closed.
The screening will take place at Michigan Theater Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. as part of the Science on Screen series. Following the screening, there will be a panel of women working in the technology industry sharing their thoughts on the current state of women in the industry and discussing ways to bring more women and minorities into it.
Panelists will include Annie Sullivan, a staff software engineer at Google; Sally Carson, product design manager at Duo Security and former CEO of Pinocchio (now Filament); and Erika Carlson, founder of Girl Develop It Detroit and board member of Hacker Fellows.
Regular Michigan Theater admission prices apply. For more information, visit www.michtheater.org.
“Technology continues to change the world, but when half the world is women, and they represent only a quarter of the technology industry, we clearly have a problem,” sadi Duo Security CEO Dug Song.
Song added that the movie “takes an eye-opening look at the current state of the opportunities for women in tech and we hope it starts a dialogue in our community.”
More about Duo Security at www.duo.com.