CI Computer Girls hosting a Coding Boot-camp on 4/18 and 4/25

The Coding Bootcamp is a series of day-long Saturday workshops hosted by the CI Computer Girls club at Ojai Hall 1952 on 4/18 and 4/25 from 9am to 5pm where students can learn some computer programming without having had any prior experience. This event is led by current CI students and is open to all CI students. Students can sign up for 1 or 2 workshops, each designed to introduce them to fun programming concepts. We will also have speakers present who will talk about their experiences working in tech. Students will learn how to create their own webpage and make it interactive as well as use CI Keys in order to build their own space online in a dynamic and friendly environment! Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Students must register online to attend the event at http://tinyurl.com/CodingBootcamp . Space is limited and selection will be based on a first come first served basis. Contact csuci.computer.girls@gmail.com for more information (participants and volunteers are welcome).

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“CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap”

“CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap” will premier on April 19, 2015 at the Tribeca Film Festival in NYC. There will be additional showings throughout the week at the festival. Checkout the new trailer: http://www.codedoc.co/

The deficit of female and minority computer science engineers in America is a mounting gender, racial and economic issue. Tech jobs are growing three times faster than our colleges are producing computer science graduates. By 2020, there will be one million unfilled software engineering jobs in the USA. Companies are now faced with a serious pipeline problem when it comes to women. In 1984 the percentage of BS CS degrees going to women had reached 37%. Alarmingly the percentage of BS CS degrees today has dropped to close to 13%. This decline brings with it the return of discrimination issues that I used to think were behind us.