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As a field, Computer Science is kinda bigoted.

Figure 1-01, from "Solving the Equation". http://www.aauw.org/research/solving-the-equation/Out of all STEM fields, we’re one of the few fields (if not the only one) to become less diverse as time goes on.

Fortunately, some of us are being embarrassed into action. A new documentary, CODEGIRL, tracks several development teams competing to build cell phone apps that will help their local communities. It’s open to anyone on the planet… anyone who’s a high-school-aged girl, that is. 5,000 have entered, from 60 countries.

To help promote it, and encourage more women to code, YouTube is streaming the movie for free until the 5th. So drop what you’re doing, and view it now before it retreats to the festival circuit.

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