Join us for a special presentation of CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap, a documentary that examines the reasons why more girls and people of color are not seeking opportunities in computer science and explores how cultural mindsets, stereotypes, education and sexism all play roles in this national crisis.
WHEN: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 (Info Fair 6:30pm - Film 7:00pm)
WHERE: Garneau Theatre
TICKETS: Tickets are available at the door for $10. EPL’s share of proceeds from ticket sales go to the Stanley A. Milner Library revitalization project.
Following the film, you're invited to stay for a Q&A panel discussion with local experts:
Holly Arnason - Moderator
Edmonton Public Library - Digital Literacy Librarian, DLI & Web Services
Holly Arnason is a Digital Literacy Librarian with Edmonton Public Library. Having worked at EPL since 2009, Holly has been involved in numerous technology projects, including: the launch of the EPL Makerspace, a system-wide initiative to train library staff in Lego Robotics for public programs, and recent efforts to bring learn-to-code programming to EPL. Holly is involved in the Edmonton chapter of Code4LIB and is a new member of the Edmonton New Technology Society makerspace.
Assistant Professor and Director of Humanities Computing at the University of Alberta
Maureen Engel's research is focused on digital mapping and locative media, and aims to technologically intervene in our notions of what urban space is, and how we constitute and are constituted by it. Her background is in cultural studies, queer theory, and feminist theory.
Chair of the Computer Network Administrator program at NAIT (WITT)
Stephanie Remniak is the Chair of the Computer Network Administrator program at the NAIT. She has grown the program to a very well recognized program within the IT community in Alberta. She is motivated by challenges and rewards of successfully applying technology and education. Stephanie is very active in the IT community and still engages in contract work in her spare time to keep up to date with technology. She is also completing her Bachelor of Applied Information Systems Technology degree at NAIT.
Ladies Learning Code
Bree Emmerson owns BE3Designs, working as a freelance web designer and developer while also leading Edmonton's Chapter of Ladies Learning Code, a national organization that offers beginner-friendly computer programming workshops to youth, women, and men. When she isn't working, Bree is an avid video gamer, film, TV, and reading enthusiast.
Dr. Margaret Ann-Armour
Dr. Margaret Ann-Armour was named one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women in 2010 for her role in encouraging girls and young women to consider careers in sciences and engineering through her organization WISEST. In recognition of this work, a K-9 school in the Ambleside community in Southwest Edmonton has been named in her honour.
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