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Code: Debugging the Gender Gap
2015. 80 min. Documentary. NR
Wednesday, Mar 11, 2020 6:30 PM
Part of the Independent Thinker Film Series. Children 18 and under get in free!
Plays Wednesday, March 11 at 6:30 PM at the Michigan

CODE exposes the dearth of female and minority software engineers, explores the reasons for this gap and highlights breakthrough efforts that are producing more diverse programmers while showing how this critical gap can be closed.

Join us for a post-film discussion with panelists Brooke Wolford, Becky Reamy, Tatianna Duggan and Lisa Flohr.

About our speakers:

Brooke Wolford is a 5th year Ph.D. candidate at the University of Michigan's Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics with a B.S. in Quantitative Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She studies the genetics causes of human diseases, including heart disease and type 2 diabetes, using computational methods. Alongside her success in academics she has been recognized by Michigan Medicine for Excellence in Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. In this space, she co-founded a Girls Who Code club at U of M. The club, affiliated with the national organization, aims to provide opportunities for high-school-age girls to learn the Python programming language and data science skills.

Becky Reamy has a Bachelor of Science from Central Michigan University and has been working as a software engineer for over 20 years. She has worked in a variety of industries, but has been focusing the last 10 or so years in the biomedical industry working to help visualize bioinformatics data for researchers. As a mother of a son interested in programming she started and coached a First Lego League (FLL) team that allowed her son to build and compete robots made from Lego Mindstorms. As her son moved onto the high school robotics team, so did she. Becky is a programming mentor in the Dexter High School robotics team. She also still mentors the FLL teams in Dexter.

Tatianna Duggan's interest and aptitude in technology and mathematics have grown profusely over the past few years as she has always sought logical solutions to complex problems and enjoyed taking up new challenges. She studied mathematics at Georgia Southern University and proceeded to work in the challenging and knowledge rich field of software development. Tatiana is currently a software engineer at Integral, where she is responsible for delivering high quality software to clients by leveraging various tech stacks and software practices. Tatiana is also a full-time graduate student at Oakland University, where she is studying Systems Engineering. After completing her Master’s degree, Tatiana plans to enter the field of Operations Research and Analytics, where she can leverage her mathematics and software engineering backgrounds. 

Lisa Flohr has devoted her life to helping students learn mathematics and computer science. After majoring in math and minoring in computer science, she earned her masters and has spent the past 17 years as a teacher. Since 2015 she has taught math and computer science at Greenhills School, where she is also the coding club advisor. Lisa loves that computer science education is always changing, and it encourages students to get involved with technology affecting the world and their futures. She has won the College Board's AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award the past two years by attaining female student representation in AP computer science—an honor only given to 818 schools out of 20,000 that offer AP courses.

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Evening/Weekend Adult - $10.50
Evening/Weekend Student w/ Valid ID - $8.50
Evening/Weekend Senior (65 +) - $8.50
Evening/Weekend Child (under 18) - $0.00

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