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Digital divide: debugging the gender gap

CODE (opens in new tab) is a new documentary that delves into the subject of gender in the digital world, specifically the dearth of American female and minority software engineers and the reasons for it. And, in preparation for the docu's release, the CODE team has released this informative and engaging teaser trailer.

Earlier this year, the San Jose Mercury News reported (opens in new tab) that "US universities will graduate about 400,000 computer scientists between 2010 and 2020, a decade during which 1.4 million US computing jobs will open up, leaving a gap of about a million computing jobs".

So why, despite the high demand for coders and lucrative job opportunties are women not pursuing careers in computer science? CODE looks at this in detail, covering various contributing factors, including cultural stereotypes, lack of role models, sexism, limited access to computer science education.

For more information, visit the CODE website (opens in new tab).

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Kerrie Hughes is Editor at Creative Bloq (currently on maternity leave). One of the original CB crew, Kerrie joined the team back in 2013 after moving from her role as staff writer on 3D World. Since then she's written regularly for other creative publications. Kerrie's work for Creative Bloq involves managing the team and the site's content, developing and maintaining commercial partnerships, and finding innovative ways to bring Creative Bloq's audience the content they're looking for.