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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|
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|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.|