She++ Stanford Femgineers Documentary to Get More Women to Code
Adam Rifkin stashed this in Engineers!
Ina Fried explains:
The pair have been on a mission to boost the number of women coders. Their next step will come on Monday, as they make their film — “She++: The Documentary” — publicly available. The film has already been screened more than 100 times, translated into five languages and shown in a dozen countries.
Anya Agarwal said getting more women to code won’t just boost the ranks of female engineers but could also mean better products.
If more women had been helping to program Siri, Agarwal said, perhaps the first generation of the software would have been able to direct people where to find birth control, for example.
“We need more ‘femgineers’ to think about these things,” she said.