Girls Can Code
In this BBC Three show, five girls who identify as non-techies are thrown into the world of tech à la The Apprentice, just with less Donald Trump, and more motivation and inspiration. The second episode is also available on estream.
An optional activity for Year 10/11 students is to complete one item each from a list of books to read, DVDs to watch, and audiofiles to listen to. Listed below are some of the DVDs from this activity.
Senior Library DVD collection, Call Number: NF CAT [PG12]
In late 2007, filmmakers Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost sensed a story unfolding as they began to film the life of Ariel's brother, Yaniv (Nev). They had no idea that their project would lead to the most exhilarating and unsettling months of their lives. A reality thriller that is a shocking product of our times, Catfish is a riveting story of love, deception and grace within a labyrinth of online intrigue.
The Social Network
Senior Library DVD collection, Call Number: NF SOC
On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication. A mere six years and 500 million friends later, Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history, but for this entrepreneur, success leads to both personal and legal complications.
Senior Library DVD collection, Call Number: F OFF [NC16]
Unable to endure another mind-numbing day at Initech Corporation, cubicle slave Peter Gibbons gets fired up and decides to get fired. Armed with a leisurely new attitude and a sexy new girlfriend, he soon masters the art of neglecting his work, which quickly propels him into the ranks of upper management! Now the stage is set for Peter to carry out a high-tech embezzling scheme that's sure to mean the end of his job and a one-way ticket to easy street. Can he pull it off before all corporate hell breaks loose?
Check out the other videos in the reading assignment list, or ask our librarians for more recommendations.
Product Hunt Radio - Each week, Product Hunt founder Ryan Hoover speaks with tech journalists, venture capitalists, makers, founders, and others from the start up community.
Partially Derivative - Jonathon Morgan, Chris Albon and Vidya Spandana discuss the role of data science in topics ranging from love, to politics, to art, to space exploration, and everything beyond
Wired UK Podcast - Journalists from Wired UK discuss intriguing, inspiring, and informative topics which may have slipped under the radar of headline news.