This week in San Francisco game development professionals from around the world are gathering for the annual Game Development Conference (GDC).
Over 26,000 programmers, artists, producers, game designers, audio professionals, business decision-makers and others involved in the development of interactive games gather to exchange ideas and shape the future of the industry.
This year these incredible Australian women who have flown over 14 hours to make sure that future includes some amazing female voices.
Following their tweets so far has uncovered highlights such as the #WIGBrunch on Monday, a game jam on a train heading to #GDC16 (#trainjam) and many gave props to the #GDC16 organisers for all-day childcare available on-site.
Looking forward to see what the future of game development holds through the eyes of these women as the conference continues this week.
Obligatory “we out here” photo. pic.twitter.com/ZxNwBuv0Qn
— Lisy K ⚡️ GDC (@lisyk) March 14, 2016
2. Giselle Rosman @jazzrozz
Executive Producer of The Global Game Jam
Business Administrator at Hipster Whale
Director of IGDA Melbourne Chapter
3. Izzy Gramp @Shrubbette
Founder at Geeiz Games
— Izzy Gramp ♻️ GDC (@Shrubbette) March 12, 2016
4. Kamina Vincent @spamoir
Event Manager and Volunteer Coordinator at Game Developer’s Association Australia
Tin Man Games Pty Ltd
— Kamina Vincent (@spamoir) March 16, 2016
5. Lauren Clinnick @laurclinn
Co-Founder and Managing Director at Lumi Consulting
6. Katie Gall @steggy_
Co-Founder and Creative Director Lumi Consulting
— Katie Stegs @GDC (@steggy_) March 13, 2016
7. Brooke Maggs @Brooke_Maggs
Freelance writer, game designer and digital storyteller
Writing/designing/producing for: The Time Project (wip) for @TheVoxelAgents
8. Shelley Lowe @_shelleylowe_
UI Programmer at @LeagueOfGeeks
— Liam Esler @ GDC (@liamesler) March 14, 2016
9. Cheryl Vance
Director at Prideful Sloth in Queensland
10. Anna Irwin-Schutze @irwinschutze
Director at Sound Librarian
11. Nicole Stark @colestark Co-director, Disparity Games
12. Sally Kellaway @soundsbysal
Technical Sound Designer for FMOD and Zero Latency
— Sally Kellaway✈️GDC (@soundsbysal) March 14, 2016
13. Aspen Forster @aspenforster
Games Designer. Games Artist at Firemonkeys EA.
15. Clara Reeves @cla_rar
Games & Animation Investment Manager at Film Victoria
I am getting on a long haul flight to GDC tomorrow and I still haven’t packed. Time to watch Netflix.
— Clara Reeves (@cla_rar) March 11, 2016
16. Fiona Murray @TheCantorDust
Finance Manager, Surprise Attack Games