2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

How Shattering a Stereotype Will Save Tech

Saturday, March 12
9:30AM - 10:30AM

JW Marriott
Salon C
110 E 2nd St


The US is falling behind. By 2020, there will be 1M unfilled tech jobs. Why? We're missing half the population. Girls & people of color don’t fit the tech stereotype, and get pushed out of STEM. This is a huge societal and economic issue. Changing the stereotype will do more than just forestall a looming crisis. Greater diversity drives innovation that improves profitability & creates products that benefit a wider breadth of society.

CODE documentary Director Robin Hauser Reynolds, GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving, UCLA Sr. Researcher Jane Margolis & the Kapor Center’s Cedric Brown discuss how shattering the stereotype of a programmer will help save technology.

Hashtags: #sxsw #Diversity


Blake Irving at SXSW

Blake Irving



Blake Irving is the CEO and Board Director of GoDaddy, the world's largest platform for small business. Under Mr. Irving’s direction, the company has sharpened its focus on helping the world’s 200...

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Cedric Brown at SXSW

Cedric Brown

Chief of Community Engagement

Kapor Center for Social Impact

Cedric Brown is the Chief of Community Engagement at the Oakland-based Kapor Center for Social Impact. He has over 20 years of experience as a funder and activist, steering over $60 million in gran...

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Jane Margolis at SXSW

Jane Margolis

Sr Researcher

UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies

Jane Margolis is a Senior Researcher at UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies who focuses her work on structural inequality, segregation, STEM, and the democratization of computer...

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Robin Hauser Reynolds at SXSW

Robin Hauser Reynolds


Finish Line Features LLC

Robin is the director and producer of cause-based documentary films at Finish Line Features, LLC. As both a business woman and a longtime professional photographer, Robin brings her creative eye a...

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