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Tuesday, June 9 • 9:00am - Wednesday, June 10 • 4:00pm
[On-demand] Bechdel.io: How We Used MongoDB To Help Make Film More Inclusive

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What do The Social Network, Harry Potter, The Original Star Wars Trilogy and Toy Story all have in common? None of these great films pass the Bechdel Test. The Bechdel Test asks whether a film meets all of the following criteria:
1) It includes at least two women,
2) who have at least one conversation,
3) about something other than a man or men.

In this talk, we will discuss how a brother and sister team created, bechdel.io, a film script parsing tool that automatically tests film scripts to determine whether or not they pass the Bechdel Test in a fraction of a second. We discuss the technical details of how we created the tools, including how we used MongoDB to help us scale and create new insights and discoveries. We will also cover highlights from our academic research that has emerged as a result of this software.

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Joe Karlsson

Developer Advocate, MongoDB
Joe Karlsson is a software engineer turned Developer Advocate at MongoDB. He comes from the frozen tundra of Minneapolis, Minnesota (and yes, it does get really cold here, and no, not everyone here has the accent from the movie, Fargo
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Laurel Carlson

PhD Candidate, University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa

Tuesday June 9, 2020 9:00am - Wednesday June 10, 2020 4:00pm EDT
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