Air Force Research Laboratory & New Mexico Technology Council


Tech Experience

Screening of the documentary "CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap"

at Kimo Theater

September 23, 2017 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
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Time: 10:30am     Day: Saturday     Doors: 10:00am     Ages: All Ages    
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Screening of the documentary "CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap" followed by a discussion panel featuring local tech experts. 
Premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2015.

CODE documentary exposes the dearth of female and minority software engineers and explores the reasons for this gender gap and digital divide. The film highlights breakthrough efforts that are producing more diverse programmers and shows how this critical gap can be closed. CODE asks: what would society gain from having more women and people of color code, and how do we get there?


Hosted by City of Albuquerque
Presented by Air Force Research Laboratory & New Mexico Technology Council



"CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap"  discussion panel speakers

Carine Dieudé 

Carine is a Partner and Director of Strategy at Altima Business Solutions, business accelerators who cultivate and “rise” entrepreneurs who create today’s jobs given access to capital, expertise, skill and talent. Engineer by education, Carine has over 25 years in business strategy, operation and process experience internationally in a wide range of industries.

Passionate. Idealist. Vegan. Challenges Enthusiast. Happy Corporate Dropout. Focused on critical path, commercialization of technologies and growth, Carine Dieudé contributes to startups and small to medium-sized business by poking and probing their business model to uncover and resolve the gaps that affect the companies’ powers. Power determines range and when range is narrow, there is very little leeway.

Peer Collaborator for the Nelson Mandela Fellowship Program, ASU Venture Devils Mentor, WP Carey School of Business Entrepreneurship Expert Mentor, National Science Foundation SBIR/STTR Panel Reviewer, Carine expanded her support to the community by joining the board of the Phoenix Chapter of Girls in Tech, a global non-profit focused on the engagement, education and empowerment of girls and women who are passionate about technology. She co-chairs the Mentorship Committee to create a culture of diversity in the Phoenix tech scene.


Alesia Torres 

Alesia is a technology professional with over 19 years of extensive technology experience in various roles; coaching and mentoring medium to large teams consisting of both Developers and Infrastructure Engineers. Accountable to deliver software solutions, stable/scalable technology environments, staffing plans and strategic objectives including KPIs, IT governance processes and technology roadmaps for various organizations. She has had an opportunity to work extensively with demanding customers to deliver software solutions and strategies throughout local and global industries.

With roots as a Software Developer, Alesia Torres moved into management early in her career where she collaborated with Executive Management and other team members to create and execute standards and processes for application selections, development and implementations. Managing all aspects of both software development and infrastructure projects from analysis through implementation including change management. Always looking for efficient and effective processes, she has acted as the subject matter expert and team member on lean continuous improvement projects both on the organizational and departmental levels.


Paige Prescott

Paige has been involved in Computer Science education for more than 10 years and STEM education for almost 20 years throughout NM and internationally. She is currently the President of the Computer Science Teachers Association of NM and is active in many organizations and schools in order to expand access to computer science education for all students in New Mexico. She has trained over 400 NM teachers in curriculum to engage young students in computer science through her role as a K-5 Affiliate, a facilitator for Project G.U.T.S. and her involvement in the Supercomputer Challenge community. Her passion for computer science education has led her to pursue a PhD to understand more about how students learn computer science concepts and is interested in the nexus of science and computer science curriculum.


Nyika Allen


Nyika is the President & CEO of the New Mexico Technology Council (NMTC). She is passionate about technology, startups, women's issues and the economic health of New Mexico. Along with her position at the NMTC, she is the ‘Tech Expert’ on Fox New Mexico, President of Nyika Media (, Co-Organizer of Girl Develop It ABQ, Chair of the New Mexico Association of Commerce and Industry’s Entrepreneurship Committee and a 2015 TEDxABQ main event speaker. She holds a BBA in International Management from the Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico and the UNM Honors Program. Nyika graduated magna cum laude with both university and scholastic achievement honors and a special international designation. Ms. Allen has both worked, studied and traveled to over 19 different countries. She is currently a UNM Anderson Alumni Council board member, UNM Economic Development Forum member, an Ex-Officio Board Member for Albuquerque Economic Development, a Kirtland Airforce Base Honorary Commander, Chair of the Board for startup company Civnet and was recently recognized as an Albuquerque Business First's 2016 Women of Influence honoree, a 40 Under 40 honoree and the most influential 40 under 40 for the class of 2016.