Here’s a prettier version of the Women in Games Special Interest Group’s activities this week. Hope to see you there!
My goodness! It’s that time again!
GDC 2014 is just around the corner and I’m up to my ears in to-dos. If you’ll be there this week, please consider checking out any of these incredible sessions being put on by the Women in Games SIG (of which I am co-chair):
Women Don’t Want to Work in Games (And Other Myths)
Wed., 3/19, 11am-12pm, Room 2010, West Hall
Attracting and Hiring Women in Games
Wed., 3/19, 2-3pm, North Hall Room 125, Roundtable
Covering Women Developers – A Guide for Game Journalists
Thurs. 3/20,11:30am- 12:30pm, North Hall Room 112, Roundtable
WIG SIG Annual Meeting
Thurs., 3/20, 10-11am, North Hall Room 113
WIG SIG Social
Thurs., 3/20, 11:30am-12:30pm, IGDA Booth, S. Hall, Upper Lobby
Enrolling Women in Game-Related Degree Programs
Fri., 3/21, 10-11am, North Hall Room 121, Roundtable
You’ll also see some of my design work around the conference again – at the IGDA booth and elsewhere. If you want to meet up, please reach out to me at cat [at] catwendt [dot] com.
Here’s a cute little kitty I originally designed for my business cards to use at GDC, but I decided it was a bit too casual for my personal brand. Regardless, I still like it and plan to create a few friends for her in the future.
Created in Adobe Illustrator, drawn with Wacom Bamboo.
Featuring my mischievous rescue pup, Cheeto.
One of the things I’m focusing on with Qwerty Café is a recurring column on overcoming anxiety. It’s something I’ve personally struggled with in the past, and I wish I had more tools early on to help make day-to-day activities a bit easier. Other self-identifying nerd-types also seem to suffer from varying forms of social anxiety with some regularity, so I thought the topic would fit in nicely at QC. My first entry in the series deals with driving to and from special events. There were times I’d decline social invites based solely on a fear of how I would get there, so I hope some folks will find the information to be useful.
I banded together with a few foodie cousins of mine to create Qwerty Café! It features recipes, reviews, and entertaining tips for
nerd-types everyone. We’ve got ourselves an actual culinary school graduate (fancy!) but more importantly we each present our unique perspectives on everything from overcoming social anxiety to the best drink pairing for video games. And tasty food. There’s a LOT of that.
What’s been extra fun about launching a food-centric site is that we’ve been meeting up for recipe tasting dinners nearly every Friday. Yum!
It’s March, so I’m at GDC in San Francisco again (with a steady supply of Emergen-C)! There’s a lot to look forward to this year, including speaking on Thursday and the always fantastic Microsoft Women in Games Award Luncheon. Oh! And don’t forget this year’s new Advocacy Track - highly recommended.
If you’re there and want to connect, please reach out to me on Twitter. You can also find some of my design work at the IGDA Booth in the South Hall Lobby of Moscone – there’s the special GDC print edition of the IGDA Perspectives Newsletter and our pop-up booth background.
Featuring my boyfriend, my dog, Cheeto, and me! Outlines created in Illustrator and colored in Photoshop.
Quick banner ad for the IGDA’s on-going columns. Completed in Photoshop.
Here’s a screenshot of the new and (hopefully) soon to be live website for the IGDA Women In Games Special Interest Group (WIGSIG). Can’t wait for it to launch!