September 18, 2017
Science Literacy Week at Vancouver Island University Library
Monday September 18 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm (Nanaimo)
Code: Debugging the Gender Gap tells the history of how women originally dominated careers in computing science and profiles inspirational pioneers. It then examines their consequent decline in the 1980s, questions the science’s lack of ethnic and gender diversity, and explores strategies for future change. Since coding has become ubiquitous in most 21st century disciplines, proponents recommend the acquisition of coding skills in all fields of study.
This film & talk event is hosted by Robyn Quinn, the Chair of Island Women in Science and Technology (iWIST), a passionate advocate about building diversity in the STEM sector. In this capacity, she’s launched many events, including a conference for women in STEM, Leading the Way, aimed at creating leadership opportunities for women who wish to build their networks and their own skills.