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Women & Diversity in Gaming

  • Microsoft Reactor Studio 680 Folsom Street, #145 San Francisco, CA 94107 United States (map)

Let’s level up: Despite the expected cliches and tropes, the truth is that gamers—from console to mobile to table-top—belong to one of the most diverse groups around: 45% of gamers are women, and people of color spend more time playing than anyone. Diversity has already been proven to have a positive effect on companies and innovation. So why does the game design and development industry still have a diversity problem? How would things look different if the industry was a more accurate reflection of its demographic?

Join us on July 24th at “Open Worlds: Women and Diversity in Gaming” where our expert panelists will talk about their experiences with innovating in a traditionally male-dominated space–and how they’re lighting the way for the next generation of game design and development. #SVFGaming


5:30 – 6:30: Registration & Networking
6:30 – 6:35: Welcoming Remarks
6:35 – 6:45: Keynote: Holly Liu, Founder, Kabam
6:45 – 7:30 Panel Discussion
7:30 – 7:45: Audience Q&A
7:45 – 8:30: Networking and conclusion

Speakers (More to be announced)

Holly Liu Co-Founder and Chief Development Officer, KABAM

Denyse Cardozo CEO, Silicon Valley Forum

Casey Wu Senior Producer, 343 Industries Microsoft Studios

Sarah Fuchs VP & GM of Covet Fashion, Glu Mobile

Purnima Kochikar Director, Google Play, Apps and Games


Earlier Event: July 23
JavaScript: The Tricky Parts
Later Event: July 25
Code Unplugged Workshop