The results from the Girl Geek Academy survey include:
- A majority (more than 50%) of women working in the games industry have been doing so for 3 years or less.
- Individuals are more likely to pay for their own career development than their employers.
- There is a need for a variety of different ways of learning including workshops and conferences.
#SheMakes Games is a one-day event designed to meet the learning needs of early career practitioners in the games industry.
This event is a great place to start if you’re building a successful career in the games industry, with panel discussions, networking, game play and more.
Held at the beginning of Melbourne International Games Week, #SheMakesGames will consist of a keynote talk, panels and breakout workshops specialising in hackers (programming), hipsters (design/audio) and hustlers (marketing, PR).
The day will conclude with a curated hands on gameplay expo by games made by women and a networking event of local and international game developers.