We are so excited to share news of the new documentary CodeGirl, which follows Technovation teams during the 2015 season. Made by Lesley Chilcott (producer of An Inconvenient Truth and Waiting for Superman), this film aims to inspire more girls all over the world to pursue their interests in STEM and entrepreneurship.
The movie follows 5,500 high school-aged girls from 60 countries as they compete in the annual Technovation Challenge. The girls have three months to develop an app that attempts to solve a problem in their local community.
We are proud to announce that two of the teams featured in the movie are from Massachusetts: Andover and Winchester. The teams were supported by the Microsoft YouthSpark initiative. The MassTLC Education Foundation, www.masstlced.org, led the effort to engage and guide industry mentors for each Massachusetts team.
The Technovation Challenge teachers girls that code touches every part of the world – and no matter what you want to be when you grow up, code and Computer Science skills can help you get there.
Starting on November 1 through November 5, you can be part of this global initiative by watching the movie and watch the full trailer here: http://bit.ly/1jLKHJT
Watch it Online: From November 1 — 5, CodeGirl will be available for free on YouTube. The goal of the campaign is to inspire as many students as possible during this special 5 day free viewing period. You can access the film, starting November 1 at https://www.youtube.com/c/codegirlmovie or below:
See it in Theaters: The film will be opening in select theaters across the country, starting on November 1st. See if it is playing at a theater near you: http://www.codegirlmovie.com/.
Watch it on demand: The film will be available on demand starting November 6th on all VOD platforms. Visit www.codegirlmovie.com for more information.
After watching and being inspired, join us for a kick-off for this year’s Technovation Challenge at Microsoft New England R&D Center on December 5th. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/technovation-season-2016-kickoff-orientation-event-registration-19064232633. Join us and unlock the code to the future.