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Women and gaming weren’t two terms you heard together a few years ago. But our presence in this field of the industry is growing, and today women are targeted by the gaming companies both as consumers and employees. Join us for an evening of fun, learning, and mingling. We’re also preparing a few surprises for you, so get ready, and get EXCITED!
Date & Time: Friday, October 22, 2010. Registration starts at 5:00 pm, and the event will last from 6 pm to 10 pm.
Venue: Microsoft NY Midtown Offices,
1290 Sixth Ave, 6th Fl., New York, NY 10104 (map)
Hosted by: GGDNYC and Microsoft
Speakers for the dinner:
Jessica Hammer - "Women and Risk: Taking Chances in the Game Design Classroom”
Jessica Hammer is a Mellon Interdisciplinary Graduate Research Fellow at Columbia University and a founding member of the Teachers College EGGPLANT game research laboratory. Her work focuses on how games can help solve intractable social problems, from sexism and racism to addiction. She also designed and developed the game design course sequence for the Communications, Computing and Technology program at Teachers College Columbia University. In her free time, she runs an experimental storytelling group in New York City.
Kelly Farrell - “Dungeons and Digits: Building an Empire in your Basement”
Kelly Farrell is a web developer and hacker who spent most of her childhood saving up her $2 weekly allowance for a Nintendo Entertainment System and subsequent Nintendo consoles. She is a web developer by day and hacker by night, and is probably better than you at Geometry Wars 2. You can read more about her projects at Kellbot.com.
Attendees: Boy geeks are welcome to attend…if invited by a girl geek!
Any questions please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Please Note* Tickets for this event can be purchased online only. Tickets are non-refundable. If you want to bring a guest, you must purchase a ticket for them. Attendees must bring photo identification and proof of purchase to enter the event. There will be no ticket sales at the door.
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