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Internal presentation I gave to Sifteo on May 3 about our upcoming women's game jam!
gender diversity +
at sifteo in 2013
why we're hosting a women in games jam next week*
*and why you should volunteer!
sifteo women in games jam
may 10-12, at sifteo hq
goal: diversify our community,
make better stuff
saying "we support diversity" is easy,
but we can do better
XX Game Jam - oct 2012
Railsbridge - ongoing
DMG Toronto - nov 2012
encouraging, inviting, amplifying marginalized voices is the key
not key: exclusion
why? there's a movement brewing
#1ReasonWhy Different Games #1ReasonToBe Kickstarting a Revolution GTFO Anita Saarkesian Gamasutra Rock Paper Shotgun Meagan Marie We Commit Pledge
why? it'll make us stronger
attract the best talent across all groups
record number of women enrolling in tech
diversity raises intelligence, profitability
and continue good community standing
Girl Scouts "When I Grow Up", Techbridge
NCWIT Entrepreneurial Alliance
btw, about advocacy
it's about awareness, not guilt
encouraging discussion, not policies
highlighting unconscious biases
being mindful of practices
call out when we can get involved!
be active in community happenings
supplement new jams with additional smaller events
engage with other advocates in this space
eventbrite is live!
reaching out to women we know
women in tech/games lists
requesting male attendees bring a female friend they think would be interested
#1ReasonToBe open mic
guest appearances from friends!
critical: reach out and tell people about this
share the links
reach out to colleagues/friends
also critical: volunteers!
friday: tech talk speaker
Top 10 Ways To Be a Male Advocate for Technical Women
How to Recruit More Female Engineers
Women in Technology: Triumphs, barriers and interesting data
What Makes Your Team Smarter - Harvard Biz Review
Federal Glass Ceiling Commission focused on women and minorities
IT Manager Daily
bonus activity: goldiblox
created by stanford engineer debbie sterling
built to inspire young girls to develop interest in engineering
thanks for listening!