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Join us for Community Film Night featuring “CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap” as part of the Girls in STEM Weekend Tech Retreat where participants from Keystone Science School showcase their weekend project prototypes.  A panel discussion will follow the film with participation from regional leading tech professionals.

The program begins 6:30pm at CMC Breckenridge for $5 in advance.

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ABOUT THE EVENT

“Women were the pioneer programmers. They’ve been written out of history, unfortunately,” claims the film, “CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap.”

Grace Hopper was the matriarch of programming languages, but today, she and a few other women stand together in a minority population in the programming work force.

Facts show that women represent 50% of the population, 49% of the workforce, but just 24% of the STEM* workforce. Women’s share of the STEM* workforce has stayed low, even as women’s share of the college-educated workforce has increased (46% in 2000 to 49% in 2009). The percentage of men working in a STEM* job with some college, an associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree, or master’s degree is triple or quadruple that of women with the same degree. For some reason, women are not sharing in the plethora of jobs and learning that’s available in the tech world.

An official selection of the Tribeca Film Festival and the Breck Film Fest, the 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?

On Nov. 5 at Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge, enjoy a community night out featuring a screening of “CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap.”
But that’s not all. Your ticket also includes:
  • A powerful panel presentation from leading tech professionals locally and from front range companies such as HP Workstation and ViaSat.
  • A chance for Keystone Science School’s Girls in STEM Weekend Tech Retreat** participants to showcase their project prototypes and get general public feedback
  • A chance to support young women in tech in your own community
*science, technology, engineering, math

**The Keystone Science School hosts girls 5th grade through 12th grade for the first-ever Tech Retreat Nov. 4-6. During the weekend, students will be challenged to tackle community issues and create tech-based solutions and prototypes through the application of the engineering design progress. In addition, they’ll incorporate the entrepreneurial mindset and skills to learn how to validate their ideas, design a product, test and iterate to bring their creations and ideas to market.  

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We are proud to partner with Keystone Science School and Colorado Mountain College for this Film + Speaker presentation. Support for this project comes from ViaSat and Elevate CoSpace with year-round programming support from The Summit Foundation and Kaiser Permanente. The Weekend Tech Retreat is made possible in part by Climax Molybdenum and the F Cubed Foundation.