Join high school-aged girls from around the world as they try to better their community through technology and collaboration in this thrilling, heartfelt documentary. By 2017, the app market will be valued at $77 Billion. Over 80% of these developers are male.
What stuck out to me the most about this movie is how these teams came up with app ideas that solved actual real-life problems. I work in the tech world, and I'm so used to seeing people who are focused on making something "cool" or the next "Facebook killer" - ideas to serve their egos more than solve problems people have. It makes me optimistic that the next generation will put technology to better use.
It's also inspiring to see these girls being encouraged to pursue programming and entrepreneurship. I have three daughters, and my oldest (5 years) always tells me that she "wants to make websites for people just like daddy." I worry about the struggles they might face when they get older that I never had to deal with myself - films like this one help me believe that, by the time my girls reach that age, they'll face a much more welcoming environment than women have today. My oldest daughter watched the movie with me - much to my surprise since she's usually not interested in movies like this at her age - and she was smiling the whole time at "the girls having fun and making things just like [her] dad." What dad wouldn't be proud of that?
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