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Facilitators Hazel Valdez and Crystal Sincoff welcome you to LGBTQ+ in Tech!
PDXWIT Presents: LGBTQ+ in Tech: Authentic Representation in the Gaming Industry
The wise video game director of “Tell Me Why,” Florent Guillaume said, “...authentic representation was crucial, in part, because video games can put you in the shoes of characters that you don't necessarily relate to.” Gaming is a big industry. With representation from all over the world, it takes more than just code to represent the authenticity of a character within a game. It also means that the people creating it are well represented in order to provide as accurate a representation of the cultures and behaviors enacted within a game.

Join PDXWIT for this panel discussion to learn more about how game acculturation is changing the gaming industry and what it takes to create characters and stories that you and I can relate to in a virtual environment.

Facilitated by Crystal Sincoff and Hazel Valdez, you will hear from Kate Edwards, Executive Director of Global Game Jam, as well as game developers, Lauren Lizardo, and game designer, Zach Deocadiz, as they discuss what’s happening in the gaming industry today.

You will also hear from our host and find out if they have open positions.

12:00 p.m. - Event opens/networking
12:05 p.m. - Introductions
12:10 p.m. - Panel discussion begins
12:50 p.m. - Q&A
1:00 p.m. - Event ends

PDXWIT is building a better tech industry by creating access, dismantling inequities and fueling belonging. Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

Jan 20, 2022 12:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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