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Coming in 2020!

The Story

A software developer has probably affected your life in one way or another. Computers, phones, cars, TVs, and the internet all are driven by software. But who are the people that make the software? Writing software isn't magic or alchemy, it's just problem solving. The film will talk to software developers about what keeps them passionate about solving these problems, as well as the real life consequences of being in love with what you do.

The film will also delve into the problems with the software industry, including the lack of women and minorities in development and leadership positions. The film will include a short history of technology as it relates to women in programmer and operator positions.

Ultimately, the story of HELLO WORLD is about what programming is, why developers are so passionate about what they do, and what could be better about the industry.


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Fractured Atlas


"Hello World: TheFilm" is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of "Hello World: The Film" must be made payable to "Fractured Atlas" only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.


If you want to know more about the fundraising, here are some additional materials:

Media Kit
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Who is Fractured Atlas

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The Team

I've just started building the team. Here's where you'll see our team grow:
Shawn Wildermuth


Shawn Wildermuth

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 He released his first short documentary about his neighborhood which you can see on YouTube.


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