CodeGirl “encouraging Girls to Code” – a documentary film made by Google
“CodeGirl” follows the story of high-school age girls from around the world who compete in a competition to develop an app that tries to solve a problem in their community.
The film “CodeGirl” is hitting YouTube before it gets to theaters. CodeGirl comes from filmmaker Lesley Chilcott.
Lesley Chilcott released the entire 1-hour and 48-minute film on YouTube on Sunday, November 1, and keeping it available as a free video to watch until Thursday, November 5.
“As someone who runs a company at the intersection of technology and media, I want to help change the perceptions of women and technology we see today, I’m excited that we’re supporting award-winning documentary filmmaker Lesley Chilcott—of “An Inconvenient Truth” and “Waiting for Superman” fame—on her next film, CODEGIRL. Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube, said in a Google blog.
The film “CodeGirl” follows the story of 5,000 girls over 60 countries as they compete in a global entrepreneurship and coding competition by Technovation. The girls have three months to develop an app that tries 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 the team that wins the competition gets $10,000 to complete and release its app.
You can watch the CODEGIRL trailer below and Support the film by sharing it with the hashtag #Rallyforcodegirl.