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Spring wrap-up

Whew. I feel like the last half of spring was quite a sprint! Only now coming up for air enough to post a little update.

Several terrific events happened post GDC that I’ll mention:

AnyKey went to PAX East again where we got to spend a great weekend in the diversity lounge hanging out with lots of other amazing orgs doing important work to make gaming better for all.

I was also thrilled to finally get a chance to attend (and keynote) QGCon. It was an inspiring event filled with lots of great talks, demos, and fantastic people :)  I got a chance to share some of my work on live streaming and got a ton of helpful feedback.

My final speaking engagement of the semester was for UC Irvine’s inaugural esports symposium. I spoke about women and esports, including some of the work we’ve been doing at AnyKey. Take a watch if you’d like to learn more!

Finally, I was honored to be inducted as a fellow for the Higher Education Video Game Alliance in March. It’s a treat to be included in such an amazing group of scholars.

GDC 2017

I just got back from a pretty full week in SF for GDC. The trip kicked off with a visit to Twitch (see prior post) and then two talks at the conference itself. I spoke on Tuesday about the history of communities in building the esports scene and then gave a microtalk in the advocacy track focusing on our AnyKey work. Hopefully both will make their way to the GDC Vault (and not paywalled) and I’ll link the videos here when/if they do. In the meantime though I wanted to put up a pdf of the slides from the microtalk mostly because I want to make sure to shout-out all the fantastic folks and projects I mentioned in it.

GDC microtalk, “5 Myths in 5 minutes”