Closing the Gender Gap in the Coding World

Technology seems to have touched everything in our lives these days, pretty much everyone seems to have a smart phone, tv’s have become smart and talk back, and even the humble book can be read on a kindle or iPad. It seems that we have both feet firmly planted in the digital age, which has sparked calls for coding be taught in schools. In fact, the Queensland Government has recently announced coding will soon be taught in every school in the state. However, with only 16 percent of STEM qualified people being women, there are concerns that not enough is being done to encourage young girls to learn how to code.

The Daily discussed this coding gender gap with Author and Programmer Linda Liukas.

Produced by Nathaniel Keesing.

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