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Thursday, August 20 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Women in Gaming — Supported by Facebook

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The gaming industry is one of the most innovative and impactful industries, and it is growing like crazy. Games are everywhere, and so are people that play games: board games, mobile games, PC and console games, VR experiences, and more. Games transform societies and are often at the forefront of cultural change. Let's talk about how we can remove barriers to get more women and minorities into the industry. Let's discuss how games have changed, become more inclusive, and pushed not only technical boundaries, but also boundaries in how we see and experience the world around us. And let's dive into the opportunities that exists for women interested in developing games, and the skills that can get them there.

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Padmaja Vrudhula

Sr. Director R&D – Modern Applications Platform, VMware

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Dedipya Laidlaw

3D Animator, Valorem
Dedipya Laidlaw is a 3D animator/motion designer at Valorem Reply in Seattle. As an artist, her biggest motivator is to bring about an emotional response in people through her work and to build a memorable experience. She has almost a decade of experience working across many platforms... Read More →
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Mansi Shah

Software Engineering Manager, Facebook
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Jessie Thomas

Xbox Research
I am a perceptual neuroscientist working as a senior design researcher on the Xbox Research team. As a design researcher, I apply my expertise in human cognition and behavior to provide insights across the Xbox game portfolio. My past titles include Halo Wars 2, Killer Instinct, Microsoft... Read More →

Thursday August 20, 2020 4:00pm - 5:30pm PDT