Women Who Code event helps females enter the gaming industry

May 19 2017, 7:02 pm

Ladies, you’ve got the whole coding game on point.

And if anything, there could be more females working in the mainly male-dominated coding world.

Electronic Arts (EA) is hosting a Women Who Code, ‘Careers in Gaming‘ open-house event on Thursday, May 25, at their Burnaby headquarters. The event will feature a series of talks from all-female panelists who work at EA.

EA’s Burnaby campus is one of the largest, most distinguished studios and centres of creation in the world. It’s where some of EA’s biggest global franchises like FIFA Soccer, NHL hockey, and UFC, are developed.

So, it makes sense that a Women Who Code event will be taking place here to inspire women who work or want to work in the gaming industry.

The event is sold out, but it’s good to know about it for the next time it comes around. Attendees will get to hear speakers from different departments across EA and how they have developed their careers in the area of coding, and ultimately gaming.

The event kicks off at 5:30 pm, and this is a breakdown of the schedule.

5:30 – 6 pm:  Registration

6 – 6:30 pm: Opening speakers

  • David Rutter, GM of FIFA/NHL/UFC
  • Tina Merry, senior development director, FIFA

6:30 – 7:30 pm:  Panel discussion

  • Maeghan Porter, software engineer, EAX
  • Elsa Fan, software engineer, Frostbite
  • Tay Frost, systems engineer, EAX
  • Jennifer Tillet, software engineer, NHL
  • Tammy Delahaye, technical director, PULSE (web)
  • Eva Au-Yung, Sr. quality analyst, PULSE

7:30 – 8 pm: Q&A session

8 – 9 pm: Social in Think Tank

Organizer of the event, Women Who Code, is a global non-profit that inspired women to excel in technology careers. The organization helps to empower women and provides access to environments where networking and mentorship are valued.

Since its inception, the San Fransisco-originated group has held more than 4,200 events globally with a presence in 20 countries. So, you could say this event at EA will be an awesome opportunity to learn from female tech professionals.

Women Who Code event 2017

When: May 25, 5 – 9 pm
Where: EA – 4330 Sanderson Way, Burnaby
Price: Sold out

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