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Special Movie Screening at the 2016 Storage Visions Conference


Conference Registration Deadline is December 25, 2015


San Jose, CA—December 21, 2015—The Storage Visions Conference, January 4 & 5, 2016 at the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas will feature a private movie screening of CodeGirl, directed by Lesley Chilcott. The conference theme is:  Storage for the Next 5,000 Years (inspired by the Egyptian motifs at the Luxor Hotel). The conference agenda can be seen at:


Early conference registration is open until December 25, 2015 using the links at:  


Lesley Chilcott directed CodeGirl.  Here is a synopsis of the movie:  By 2017, the app market will be valued at $77 Billion. Over 80% of these developers are male. The Technovation Challenge aims to change that by empowering girls worldwide to develop apps for an international competition. From rural Moldova to urban Brazil to suburban Massachusetts, CODEGIRL follows teams who dream of holding their own in the world’s fastest-growing industry. The winning team gets $10K to complete and release their app, but every girl discovers something valuable along the way. Join high school-aged girls from around the world as they try to better their community through technology and collaboration in this thrilling, heartfelt documentary.


Lesley will talk about the making of CodeGirl during the Women In Technology lunch sponsored by Intel and Women in Technology International on January 4, 2016, starting at noon.  There will be a private screening for all SV 2016 attendees in Nile B (Function Room 1) at 2:30 PM just off the Storage Visions exhibit area.  You can find out more about the film at:



Lesley Chilcott is an award winning filmmaker, documentarian, and producer. She is the Chair of the West Coast Producers Guild of America (PGA) Non-Fiction documentary committee, and hosts popular PGA screening series The Doc Club.


Chilcott got her start in film and production with MTV Networks. Before she made documentaries, she produced and directed hundreds of TV commercials. She was a producer of the 2007 Academy Award-winning documentary, AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH and also produced the amazing rock documentary IT MIGHT GET LOUD (2009) about legendary guitarists The Edge, Jimmy Page and Jack White. Other notable Chilcott-produced films include A MOTHER'S PROMISE, the Barack Obama biographic film for the Democratic National Convention in 2008, and WAITING FOR SUPERMAN (2010), for which she received an award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Documentary from the PGA.


In 2014 Chilcott directed the feature documentary, A SMALL SECTION OF THE WORLD, about a village of women coffee producers from the Talamanca mountains of Costa Rica which played at the State Department of the UN in Geneva. The film also had and theatrical run and aired in 40 countries through Sundance International. Her short film CODESTARS garnered over 20 million views online and was the number one video on for two days.


Sponsors and exhibitors at the 2016 Storage Visions Conference are Active Storage, Aspera, Backblaze, Coughlin Associates, DDN, Drive Trust Alliance, Drive Savers, Fujifilm, Intel, ProStorage, Quantum, SNIA, SNIA SSSI, Trusted Computing Group, HDDFA, RDC and WireFi. Organization and media sponsors include: Adobe Video World, Advantage Video, AVSystems, Bright Blue Innovation, Broadcast Beat, Consultants Network of Silicon Valley, Coughlin Associates, Davis Consulting Asia, DCIA, Digital Cinema Society, Digital Production Buzz, Drive Trust Alliance, Entertainment Storage Alliance, Ethernet Alliance, Flash Memory Summit, HDDFA, HomeToys, IBTA, SCV IEEE Consumer Electronics Society, IT Central Station, Media and Entertainment Tech, NexGen Cloud, Objective Analysis, Parks Associates,, ProductionHUB, RDC, St. Petersburg Univ. of Film & Television, SATA-IO, SMPTE, SNIA, SNIA SSSI,, TechTarget, The Shindler Perspective, The Channel Company, VegasTechShows and Women in Technology International.


There are a very limited number of sponsorships and exhibit spaces available for the 2016 Storage Visions Conference.  For information on sponsorship and exhibit opportunities fill out the appropriate forms available on the conference web site:  Interested parties can also call Storage Visions at 408-202-5098 or email us at


The Storage Visions Conference is put on by the Entertainment Storage Alliance (www.EntertainmentStorage.Org). 

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