You've played games - now hear from the Girl Geeks who make them!
#SheMakesGames is an opportunity to learn and understand the world of video game development. It is a great place to start if you’ve ever been interested in the art of video games.
Maybe you’re a digital marketer yearning to build a community of game-loving fans or a graphic designer who loves building characters. Believe it or not your skills are desired in the games industry – and we’re bringing you the best of the best people to share what this amazing world is like!
From making games to so much more...
In 2015, Girl Geek Academy co-founder Lisy Kane curated the first ever Australian all-female game-making day, #SheMakesGames. Our flagship event was held at ACMI-X in October 2016 as part of Melbourne International Games Week. The keynote speaker for the day was Brie Code who spoke about what video games can be and provided an incredible insight to her experiences as a game developer and advocate.
From here we heard from talented women in the local game development industry about their journeys into the games industry and what the game development cycle looks like. There was also a unique opportunity to have hand-on workshops with experts from Unreal, Mountains, Lumi Consulting, Zero Latency and EA Firemonkeys.
Learn more about the 2016 SheMakes_Games event from the coverage by Good Game!
Courses for hackers, hustlers and hipsters!
SheMakes_Games includes course for hackers (women who code), hipsters (women who make things look good and work well, like designers) and hustlers (women who are interested in the business of games).
COURSE FOR HACKERS: An introduction to the programming and deployment for video game development.
COURSE FOR HIPSTERS: Learn how art, sound and design are implemented and created in the game development industry.
COURSE FOR HUSTLERS: An introduction to the marketing and PR for video games and learn how it differs from other industries.
INDUSTRY INSIGHTS: Hear from and learn from women leading the video game industry and what understand their stories.
Emma SiuCommunity Engagement ManagerEA / Firemonkeys
A musician and scientist turned game developer/community manager. Developed skills in Community Management and PR in the indie game scene and further honed in AAA mobile live-service. Skilled not only in the areas of social media and community management but campaign planning, development and execution, influencer recruitment and engagement, crisis management as well as leading international teams and programs. Has written for Kotaku Australia and subsequently been featured on other sites such as Kotaku US, Massively OP, Gizmodo, etc. and has spoken as a guest panelist at PAX Australia. Featured in MCV Pacific’s 30 under 30 for 2016, Develop’s 30 under 30 as a honourable mention and named and spotlighted as one of the 100 most Influential Women in Games by MCV Pacific. During Community Manager Appreciation Day 2016 was nominated for the following categories: Diplomat (‘Most Diplomatic’) and The Force is Strong With This One (‘Best New Community Manager’).