Yesterday saw the founding of an ambitious and practically-minded ideellförening (en: non-profit organisation) whose goal is nothing less than the promotion and accessible teaching of game development to girls and women.
TjejHack is a scheme founded by Inger Ekman, whose company – Spelverkstaden AB – brings games education and game jamming to schoolkids and teachers. TjejHack’s club meetings see Inger and a team of exclusively female volunteers passing their expertise on to other girls and women, in a safe and supportive environment.
Earlier this week, TjejHack made its Stockholm debut. This is a scheme which was founded by Inger Ekman, and which encourages local girls and women… Read More »Encouraging More Voices, and TjejHack’s Debut
Attending Animex Game in Middlesbrough seems like a decidedly odd thing to have done, no matter how I spin it. I flung myself into this 2-day conference – part of the wider Animex Festival at Teesside University – the day after flying back to Surrey. It was all rather an unknown for me, but what I encountered was a thoroughly friendly atmosphere, and a heap of inspiration to mull over as I begin writing, on the long train ride back towards London.
Tomorrow sees the launch of a brand new social event, designed specifically to be inclusive to women. We’ve called it LadyCADE, and I’m very excited… Read More »LadyCADE: A New Social Event Debuting at GameCity 8