Moonlighting with Insomniac – June 2016 Edition
As many of you already know, Moonlighting with Insomniac is focusing on diversity and women in the game development industry this year. That theme continues this month with our guest speaker, Emily Saliba from Girls Who Code.
Emily is recent graduate of Columbia College Chicago and was the first woman to receive a BS in Game Programming. She started working with New York based non-profit, Girls Who Code, to ensure the gender gap in tech closes. Girls Who Code runs a summer program for seven weeks, and hundreds of clubs, that teaches high school girls the fundamentals of computer science. Emily taught at the General Electric site in Chicago and is now the site lead for the Los Angeles Summer Immersion Programs. Emily is an aspiring technical artist and current student at Rigging Dojo and aims to inspire women to enter the video game industry.
If you’d like to learn more about Girls Who Code, please join our discussion by posting comments or questions below. You can also visit their website http://girlswhocode.com/.
The comments section is now open for this edition. We’ll be answering questions and joining you live on Wednesday, June 1st from 1:30 – 2:30 PM Pacific / 4:30 – 5:50 PM Eastern.
Please remember, we want to encourage open communication and informative discussions but we also need to be respectful around the subject. What subject are we being respectful of? Not sure that this is needed – but maybe I’m missing something.
Looking forward to talking with you soon!
-Kerri & Angela