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. HELLO WORLD is a film that means to answer three questions: who are coders; what does coding look like; and how coding is different from other careers. The film starts by exploring where code is and what it actually takes to make machines do what we want them to do. By demystifying the job of programming, HELLO WORLD hopes to entice and educate.
Behind all of this software are coders, computer programmers, and engineers. These people are passionate, smart, and sometimes lacking social graces. Being a software developer has undergone several major changes and by letting developers tell their stories, HELLO WORLD will explore who coders really are.
In addition, the film will explore the uneasy state of technology culture today. By going back to its origins, the film will find out where all the women and people of color went, leaving only a glut of white men in the industry. The hope is to provide some possible solutions to improving this disparity.