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Free Film Preview Of "CODEGIRL"

From now until November 5th you can watch the award-winning documentary filmmaker Lesley Chilcott's next film, “CODEGIRL” for free on Youtube before it is released in theatres.  Lesley Chilcott's past films have included "An Inconvenient Truth" and "Waiting for Superman."  Her new film is about a buisness and technology competition that has girls from all over the world develop an app to tackle a problem in their local community.  Google's Made With Code Initiative and Youtube are supporting this film in hopes of inspiring students to follow their passions in tech.  Watch the film and use the hashtag #rallyforcodegirl to show your support. 

Firgelli Automations strongly supports the promotion of all STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) subjects for all students.  The founder and CEO of Firgelli, Robbie Dickson, is an engineering graduate himself.  But the fact that women make up 50% of the US workforce but only 24% of the STEM workforce means that there is still something holding girls back from going for these well paying jobs.  Check out this link for more interesting facts about women and science.

Girls in computer science

 

If you are interested in sharing some cool resources about coding with any young people in your life check out Google's Made With Code page.  If you happen to live on the west coast of BC you can check out the University of BC's GIRLsmarts4tech computer science workshops for girls.  If you have any other resources for young people interested in STEM please feel free to share them in the comments section.  We would love to hear about them. 

 

By Firgelli Automations Team | | coding, computer science, STEM |
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