Designer. Programmer. Developer. Producer. Artist. You might be familiar with these roles, but if they don’t appeal to you, there are others — you can still have a career in video games.
By Daniela Capistrano (Writer, Current)
Women of all backgrounds have the opportunity to thrive in the video game industry while changing the way that women and people of color are represented in games — but they need the skills, personal habits and networks that will support their career goals.
Students: Do not believe the myth that boys are better than girls in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). It’s not true. And although STEM skills are helpful in the video game industry – and female programmers are needed – you don’t need to know how to code to work in video games (but consider learning
By Leah Culver (Founder & CEO, Convore)
For my second startup Convore, I applied to Y Combinator because I wanted to be part of their alumni network. It’s a great way to test out a product — with thousands of Y Combinator alumni. Convore was accepted and part of the Winter 2011 group.
My motivations now are very different than when I just started doing startups. I’m not in startups for the money — there are a lot better things to make money on.
The reason I am doing startups personally is