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September 27, 2014

Mtg: Debugging the Gender Gap: Changing the Face of Technology

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TUESDAY October 28, 2014
SCV Women in Engineering, with Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
– dearth, dynamics, digital divide, CODE film …
Speakers: Robin Hauser Reynolds,, film-maker; Vivek Wadhwa, Stanford; Jocelyn Goldfein, investor
Time: Networking and food at 6:00 PM; Panel discussion at 6:45 PM
Cost: $8 for food and drink
Place: Stauffer Auditorium, Herbert Hoover Memorial Bldg, 434 Galvez Mall, Stanford
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The dearth of female and minority computer science engineers is a timely and relevant topic. Understanding the dynamics at work here is a big part of being able to rectify the gender, ethnicity and economic disparities.  This special program will introduce CODE, a documentary film about debugging the gender gap and bridging the digital divide. It will also address the questions:
– Why does the gender gap and digital divide in tech continue to grow?
– What will society gain from having a more diverse group programming the products upon which we so heavily depend?
CODE director Robin Hauser Reynolds, author Vivek Wadhwa and Angel Investor/Ex-Facebook Engineering Director Jocelyn Goldfein will engage in an interactive discussion, and we hope that you will engage them as well.  The CODE documentary film needs your help! This eye-opening documentary explores the reasons behind the gender gap in coding throughout the US. Help support its efforts by donating to its Indiegogo campaign.
IEEE-CNSV Director and IEEE Women in Engineering volunteer Brian Berg will moderate this discussion.


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