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Session Name Increasing Gender Diversity in Game Development Programs
Speaker(s) Clara Fernandez Vara, Julia Wlochowski, Elaine Gomez, Elyse Lemoine, Deirdra "Squinky" Kiai
Company Name(s) NYU Game Center, Greenbrier Games, University of Southern California, NYU Game Center, UC Santa Cruz
Track / Format GDC Education Summit
Overview Games education holds one of the keys to diversifying the games industry, starting with achieving more gender variety in game development programs. For example, a recent IGDA survey showed that 30% of game students are women, as opposed to 22% in the industry overall. This session features a series of testimonials from female developers, who are currently students, in some of the top development programs in the US.

GDC 2015

Clara Fernandez Vara

NYU Game Center

Julia Wlochowski

Greenbrier Games

Elaine Gomez

University of Southern California

Elyse Lemoine

NYU Game Center

Deirdra "Squinky" Kiai

UC Santa Cruz

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