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Inaugural Double Feature

October 3rd, 2016, 6-10 PM
at the Alamo Drafthouse on S. Lamar

Photo of Alamo Drafthouse on S. Lamar

Join Austin web and mobile developers and designers for the First Edition of Austin Web Film Series. It’s the first of what we hope will be many great nights of thought- and discussion-provoking films about the Web, Design, and Technology:

What Comes Next is the Future
2016 • Dir. Matt Griffin • 61 min.
The crowd-funded documentary about the web turning to mobile responsive design: What Comes Next is the Future is a film made by the people who make the web for individuals who build the web. Director Matt Griffin will join us for this Austin, Texas premiere!
CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap
2015 • Dir. Robin Hauser Reynolds • 80 min.
An official selection of the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival, CODE: Debugging The Gender Gap, examines the reason why more girls and people of color are not seeking opportunities in computer science. CODE aims to inspire change in mindsets, in the educational system, in startup culture, and in the way we all see ourselves in the field of coding.
Panel Discussion
Hosted by Annette Priest • 30 min.
We'll have a cross-section of local developers, instructors, and agency owners on the state of web and the state of our teams, including ways to improve diversity across the board. Audience questions are welcomed! Hosted by UX Advisor and Coach Annette Priest.
...After the Show
We adjourn to the Highball, next door to the Alamo, for fun and networking before heading home.

Tickets

Tickets are now available. A minimal charge is required to reserve your seat, and all proceeds will go to Girls Who Code.

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Sponsors

The Iron Yard Trailer Town

At the ATX Web Film Series, we are on a mission: to screen relevant, insightful, and entertaining films for the Austin Tech community. We use sponsorship dollars to reserve space, purchase screening licenses, and bring in the filmmakers whenever possible.

Help us create space for the community to talk, listen and learn more about current topics in Web & Mobile design—be a sponsor! Email or call Christopher Schmitt for more information.

More About the Films

What Comes Next is the Future

A documentary film about the web created by Bearded founder Matt Griffin, What Comes Next is the Future is the story of the Tim Berners­-Lee’s creation: how it came to be, where it’s been, and where it’s going, as told by the people who build it.

Griffin knits together a narrative by mining dozens of conversations with prominent figures from throughout the web’s history including Jeffrey Zeldman, Denise Jacobs, Tim Berners-­Lee, Ethan Marcotte, Chris Wilson, Lyza Danger Gardner, Eric Meyer, Irene Au, Alex Russell, Trent Walton, Val Head, Jonathan Snook, and many more.

CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap

Tech jobs are growing three times faster than our colleges are producing computer science graduates. By 2020, there will be one million unfilled software engineering jobs in the USA.

Through compelling interviews, artistic animation and clever flashpoints in popular culture, CODE documentary examines the reasons why more girls and people of color are not seeking opportunities in computer science and explores how cultural mindsets, stereotypes, educational hurdles and sexism all play a role.

Expert voices from the worlds of tech, psychology, science, and education are intercut with inspiring stories of women who are engaged in the fight to challenge complacency in the tech industry and have their voices heard. CODE aims to inspire change in mindsets, in the educational system, in startup culture and in the way we see ourselves in the field of coding.

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