My favorite conference, SXSW, is only 12 days away and Austin is already getting energized. This year I will be on the panel “Gaming as a Gateway Drug: Getting Girls Interested in Technology” where I will have the pleasure of working again with Dee Kapila from girlstart. Dee arranged a meeting of the panelist last week and it was fantastic. We all have very distinct perspectives on our topic yet we are all aiming for the same social goals. We have the makings for a great panel. For those of you who will be attending SXSW please stop by the and say hi!
Monday, March 16th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Wanted: Girl Gamers! It’s not just about playing, but using play to ignite a crucial spark. This session will explore how educators, parents and the community can use video games to attract girls to pursue STEM (science, technology, engineering, math).
Dee Kapila Technology & Program Coord, Girlstart
Sheri Graner Ray Sr Designer, Sony Online Entertainment
Cindy Royal Assistant Professor, Texas State University
Joe Sanchez co-Founder, Educators Coop
Megan Gaiser CEO & Pres, Her Interactive