I’ve written up/added all my notes for the Women in Games, Day 2, again no pictures sorry 🙂 Some really good stuff today, look out for the panel discussion too at the end of the day, a lot of good points brought up.
Day 2 – September 11th
- KEYNOTE – “Technology in Schools: Why do girls get turned off?” – Eileen Brown, Evangelism Manager, Microsoft
- “Girls and Gadgets: The Future” – Alison Brown, Senior Lecturer, School of Computing, University of Teesside
- “Girls get EX.I.T.Ed by IT” – Helena Pugsley, Software Group IT Service Manager, IBM Hursley Software Development Laboratories
- “Motivating Young Women in Game Development Via the Pixels, Programming, Play and Pedagogy Project” – Scott Leutenegger, Professor and Game Development Program Director, Computer Science Department, University of Denver
- “Turning girls on to Technology: the Role of Professional Societies” – Cornelia Boldyreff, Professor of Software Engineering, Department of Computing and InformaticsUniversity of Lincoln (and member of BCSWomen committee )
- DISCUSSION – “A Vision for Science and Society : influencing the government’s new consultation paper” – Ruth Wilson, Resources and Partnerships Coordinator Services for Women Team, UK Resource Centre for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology
- KEYNOTE – “Sowing the Seeds for a More Creative Society” – Karen Brennan – Graduate student and research assistant at MIT Media Lab in the Lifelong Kindergarten group
- “IBM’s INNOV8 and PowerUp” – Kevin Farrar, Programme Manager, IBM Academic Initiative, NE Europe, IBM Hursley Software Development Laboratories
- “Play to learn: Designing games with kids for kids” – Hilary Hall, Executive Producer, Illumina Digital Ltd
- “Soft Skills Please! The importance of management training” – John Nash, Art Manager, Blitz Games Studios
- “What skills are needed to work in the games industry?” – Bev Bush, Senior Lecturer in Games Design, University of Central Lancashire
- PANEL – “From boys’ toys to girls’ games: attracting more women into games” – Chair : Natasha Angelopoulou, Senior Lecturer in Computer Science, University of Westminster. Panelists : Nick Burton, Senior Software Engineer, Rare Ltd; Cornelia Boldyreff, Professor of Software Engineering, Department of Computing and Informatics, University of Lincoln (and member of BCSWomen committee ); Dr Alexandra Psarrou, Head of AI and Multimedia Department, School of Computer Science, University of Westminster; Aurore Dimopoulos, Student (BSc Computer Games), School of Computer Science, University of Westminster, and QA Tester (TT Games Publishing)
- Warwick Castle – Conference Dinner. Included in the photos are the visit to Warwick Castle and the banquet, and to download also are 3 videos from the night – Are e do are e do (singing), the rules and some comedy, and finally the Lord Oliver the Vegetarian tasting the meat, since he’s a supposed poisoner.