Hello World
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Hello World

Confronting Bias in Software Development

A Film by Shawn Wildermuth
Spotlight Documentary Film Awards Raw Science Film Festival Freedom Festival Social Justice Film Festival
Hello World Film

Hello World

Confronting Bias in Software Development

  • Time 1 hr 18 Min
  • 15 Dec 2020

Code is everywhere. Every phone call you make, every website you visit, and even every car you drive has software powering it. For many people, code looks like the falling letters in The Matrix or what they see on CSI. But it’s not that inscrutable. By demystifying the profession, the film encourages people from every background into joining this profession.

The film delves into the history of software development that started as a woman-led industry but has evolved into a majority white male and Asian dominated industry. It tackles the tough topic of why women as well as black and latinx people don’t pursue software careers.

The film aims to shine a light on how amazing a career in software can be. The reality is that now is a great time to diversity the ranks of software development, not just for the typical social reasons, but also because it makes better software and can be a generational change for many.

Film Info

Director/Producer/Writer

Shawn Wildermuth

Editor

Randy Hill

Composer/Music Supervisor

Peggy Still Johnson

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The Team

Shawn Wildermuth
Shawn Wildermuth
Director/Producer
HELLO WORLD is Shawn's debut feature-length documentary. It's the perfect vehicle for him to tell the story of the world he's spent over thirty years in. He's been tinkering with computers and software since he got a Vic-20 back in the early '80s. He's authored eight books and innumerable articles on software development. You can reach him at his blog at wildermuth.com. He released his first short documentary about his neighborhood which you can see on YouTube.
Randy Hill
Randy Hill
editor
Randy Hill is a editor and filmmaker whose career has spanned over 20 years. He produced his first feature while working on a degree in Film at Georgia State University. Since then, he has shot & edited features, narrative and documentary shorts and long-form documentary and reality television, including the Emmy-winning Public Television series, "Ecosense for Living".
Peggy Still Johnson
Peggy Still Johnson
composer
Peggy Still Johnson is a film composer, performing artist, casting agent and coach, Peggy has worked on projects such as “Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “Parental Guidance,” “Bessie”, “Requiem for Herstory,” “Sugar on the Tip of My Lips,” “America’s Got Talent,” to name a few and has worked with artists such as T Bone Burnett, John Mellencamp, MoNique, Mickey Thomas, Larkin Poe, Joe Gransden, Dean Roland of Collective Soul, Justin Guarino, Tuk Smith of The Biters, writer Stephen King and more.
Hello World Soundtrack
the film soundtrack

Listen to the Soundtrack

Available now, the soundtrack to the "Hello World" film is a collection of music and songs that were specifically written for the film. The composer, Peggy Still-Johnson, is an accomplished composer and musician. She and her team have put together a great set of music for the film.

Organizations That Are Fighting the Good Fight

Black Girls Code
Code.Org
Code 2040
CodeNation
/dev/color
girls Who Code
Women Who Code
Women in Tech

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