Kyle attempts to break into the tech industry during Denver Startup Week

9NEWS at 6 p.m. 9/15/16.

Denver Startup Week is setting a new attendance record: 12,500 people are there this week, talking entrepreneurship and tech.

Coding drives a lot of that technology, and that career field is predicted to grow twice as fast the average field through 2030.

More and more kids are learning to code. Some of them are taught by software engineer Kinsey Durham from GoSpotCheck in Denver.

We can tell you she is a patient teacher. Kyle stopped by to see if he could break into the tech industry. Based on the video above, it doesn't seem likely. 

Can you beat him? We recommend you check out Code.org to test your own skills.

Aside from testing Kinsey's patience, we wanted her perspective. People so often picture young white guys on laptops as the employees at tech companies. She says it's not just an image problem. It's a real problem.

"There's still a lot of issues of diversity in the tech industry community. A lot of issues that minorities and women are facing in the field. But it's definitely getting better... It really matters because you're solving a lot of problems and issues, and the more perspective or perspectives you can have approaching a problem, the better."

The numbers show women hold only 26 percent of tech jobs.

Copyright 2016 KUSA


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