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PyLadies Austin May meetup

We've been accepted as a host for a screening of the newly released documentary, "She++":

"Between 2000 and 2009, there was a 79 percent drop in the number of first-year undergraduate women considering computer science, even as products such as Facebook, Twitter, Angry Birds, etc. began making technology 'cool' again. And so, we have been told, time and time again, we need more women in technology. But we're not entirely convinced by the op-eds and panel discussions. Is there really a difference? The greatest technology companies of our time -- Apple, Google, Facebook -- have been successfully founded and run by men. And they seem to be doing a pretty good job.

she++: The Documentary (12 min: TV-14 DL) energetically proclaims 'Hello, World' after following smart, creative, and trailblazing technologists hard at work in hi-tech. This short documentary collects research and inspirational pieces of Silicon Valley's unsung heroes to galvanize us to explore our potential as 'femgineers'. Written and directed by recent Stanford University good girls gone geek, Ayna Agarwal and Ellora Israni, she++: The Documentary encourages the future CEOs, the innovative engineers, the techies and the fuzzies, the sisters, cousins, and daughters, to break away from the stereotype into a revolutionary field. As technology is becoming increasingly ubiquitous, all demographics must harness new ideas to transform and empower technology. Think of what more 'femgineers' could do.

Stories from high school girls, recently graduated female computer scientists now working in industry, female technology CEOs, Stanford academics, and Silicon Valley venture capitalists, build momentum as she++: The Documentary accumulates facts and statistics, and most promisingly, personal stories. This film will startle the world and inspire girls, young and old, to take the lack of a Y chromosome and make a girl's vision unique and useful in the world of code."

Join us for a viewing of the film, followed by a guided discussion with a roomful of professional women in Austin tech.

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  • Nabila R.

    First (ever) meetup for me & a great one!

    1 · May 2, 2013

  • Jess F


    2 · May 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was very very good

    1 · May 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We alway have some great discussions, but I think this was one of our best meetups so far - the documentary inspired a lot of personal stories and idea-sharing.

    3 · May 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    RailsGirlsATX turned me into a feminerd for coding! Can't wait to see the movie!

    April 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Except now I can't come. Alas, eventually...

      May 1, 2013

  • Teresa H.

    Sorry to miss meeting everyone and seeing the documentary. Another unexpected GIS-related event came up, and it's doubtful that I can do both. Looking forward to next month.

    May 1, 2013

  • Jessamine

    I would have loved to come but I am teaching an Art of Feminine Presence class that night. I hope to see you at the Coursera study evening!

    April 25, 2013

  • Matthew Lloyd B.

    Not a lady myself, but I organize RailsGirls ATX, so I'm very interested in checking this out. Thanks for hosting!

    April 22, 2013

  • Teresa H.

    Plan to come. It's close to workplace, so no excuses. ;-)

    1 · April 17, 2013

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