Back in June 2014, Google launched a new initiative project called Made With Code. This project aims to get the young women interested in learning to code and close the gender gap in tech industry. Google is investing $50 million for Made With Code project for the next 2 years.
Inspired by this project a documentary film, titled CodeGirl has been published today. The CodeGirl movie with duration of 1 hour and 48 minutes is directed by Lesley Chilcott, Academy Award-winning documentary producer. She also produced the amazing rock documentary, It Might Get Loud in 2009, about the legendary guitarists The Edge, Jimmy Page and Jack White.
Here is the summary of the CodeGirl movie:
“CODEGIRL” follows the story of 5,000 girls from 60 countries as they compete in a global entrepreneurship and coding competition by Technovation. The girls have three months to develop an app that attempts to solve a problem in their local community. In the film, they size up their competition, interact with teachers and local mentors, learn to code, and pitch their ideas all in hopes of winning $10,000 in funding and support.
Google hopes the CodeGirl movie can inspire as many students as possible, especially young girls to pursue their passions in tech. You can watch this inspiring movie for free on YouTube, starting today until November 5, before its debut in theaters. You can also show your support by using #rallyforcodegirl.
Source: Tech Crunch