Supporting diversity in the tech industry is something we’re incredibly passionate about at The Iron Yard, and something we’re actively working to impact. We hope to inspire communities to have open and honest conversations about the issue of diversity in tech, and create an inclusive, safe environment for tech education.
To that end, we are working with local partners to offer screenings of the documentary CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap. Our goal is to bring together our students, staff and members of the local tech community to talk about how we can increase gender diversity in the field.
The CODE documentary exposes the dearth of American female and minority software engineers and explores the reasons for this gender gap. The film raises the question: what would society gain from having more women and minorities code?
Below is a list of upcoming screenings on our campuses. Want to learn more about CODE? Check out the trailer here.
- Charlotte, NC – February 15 at 6PM: Free Screening of CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap with The Iron Yard in partnership with Allstate, plus panel discussion after.
- Washington, DC – February 16 at 6PM: The Iron Yard and Women Who Code DC host a special (free!) screening of CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap, and then will facilitate a group discussion.
- Orlando, FL – February 20 at 6PM: The free screening of CODE is sponsored by The Iron Yard Orlando, and by The Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership at UCF. The screening will be followed by a panel Q&A.
- Atlanta, GA – February 28 at 6PM: The Iron Yard and Women In Tech (WIT) invite you to a special screening of CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap plus panel discussion after.
- Nashville, TN – February 28 at 6PM: Join the Nashville Tech Ladies and The Iron Yard for a screening of CODE: Debugging The Gender Gap.