MEQUON - The Frank L. Weyenberg Library, 11345 N. Cedarburg Road, is hosting a screening of the film "CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap" at 5 p.m., March 9.
A release from the library states that tech jobs are growing three times faster than colleges produce computer science graduates. Additionally, it estimates there will be around 1 million unfilled software engineering jobs in the United States by 2020.
The film examines why "more girls and people of color are not seeking opportunities in computer science," according to the release. It also explores how culture mindsets, stereotypes, sexism, and educational hurdles can play a role. The film incorporates interviews, artistic animation and "clever flashpoints in popular culture" to make its points.
The screening was made possible with LSTA funds through a coding initiative by the DPI as well as the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
For more information, visit the library’s website at www.flwlib.org or call the reference department at 262-242-2593, ext. 320.