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Movie Night – The Code: Debugging the Gender Gap

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Advanced Engineering Building

Building 49, Auditorium

University of Queensland

Saint Lucia, QLD 4067

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Winter is officially here and although we aren’t likely to be fending off wayward dragons or mad queens, we do have something a little different for you in August. KPMG Spark Collective and UQ Idea Hub at the University of Queensland have joined forces to bring you a movie night worthy of any Hollywood premier!

Despite men and women being equally innovative and companies run by men and women being just as successful, the lack of diversity in entrepreneurship and software engineering is huge. Code – Debugging the Gender Gap is gathering awards and nominations around the globe for its honest, eye opening discussion around the growing need for more software engineers, the breakthrough efforts which are producing more diverse programmers and asks the question, What would society gain from having more women and minorities involved in coding, and how do we get there?

So come join us on 7th August from 6pm at the Advanced Engineering Building at University of Queensland St Lucia campus for a free viewing of Code – Debugging the Gender Gap.

Kicking off with a fireside chat with Dr Lilach Avitan who was recently selected as one of the 30 participants in the inaugural Superstars of STEM Program. Dr Avitan edged out more than 300 female applicants across a range of fields in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Facilitated by Science & Technology Australia (STA), the peak group for Australia’s 68,000 scientists and technologists, the Superstars of STEM program aims to create a critical mass of visible female role models in STEM across the country, by raising the public profile of dynamic female scientists. Dr Avitan will be answering questions about the future of coding, and of course we’ll have some refreshments for you – it’s a movie night after all!


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