Conference Showcase

The conference takes place on 7 September 2016 in Greenwich, London. It features keynotes, panels, workshops and an expo to showcase the talent that exists making games, to educate and inspire, and help stimulate future generations of talent.

University of Greenwich

On a World Heritage Site on the banks of the River Thames, the European Women in Games conference is in its 6th year. It is the only international, games industry, conference in Europe aimed at women that brings together leading industry figures, employers, professional bodies and future stars of the industry. Men are welcome to attend too.

Programme

Packed into 1 invaluable, feature packed day.
We offer keynotes, panels, workshops, a free lunch, the European Women in Games Hall of Fame awards, an HR Managers Forum and post conference networking drinks.

September 7, 2016

09.30  -  09.35
King William Court, 3rd Floor Theater 315
10.00  -  10.30
King William 315
16 Terry Reintke

Key Note 2 Terry Reintkte, MEP

Author of “Gender Equality and empowering women in the digital age” adopted by European Parliament

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11.00  -  11.30
Queen Mary Undercroft
11.30  -  12.15
King William Ground Floor Room 016
16a Timea Tabori

Option 1: Game Development Session – Hello World: Lessons Learned as a Rookie Programmer

Starting out as a programmer can seem intimidating and overwhelming at first, but it doesn’t have to be. Timea will share the journey of starting her career as a programmer and the lessons she learned along the way. What is your course not preparing you for? How can you make sure landing your first job […]

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11.30  -  12.15
King William Ground Floor Room 003
16a Laura Dilloway

Option 2: Game Development Session – Pushing boundaries in VR

Guerrilla Cambridge has a long history of pushing the boundaries of what’s possible across a range of different PlayStation hardware. Their latest venture is RIGS Mechanized Combat League, which will be released for PlayStation VR on October 13th 2016. Heralded by some as “the game that could never be made”, this talk aims to cover […]

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11.30  -  12.15
King William 315
Marie-Claire Isaaman WIGJ CEO

Option 3: Workshop: Become A Women in Games “Ambassador”

Women in Games is keen to recruit a number of Ambassadors to help the organisation increase the reach and scale of its programmes and help it achieve the strategic goal of doubling the number of women in games over 10 years. We are expecting some funding to expand the network regionally and wish to sign […]

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11.30  -  12.15
King William 3rd Floor Theatre 303
Cassandra Donnelly
Ryan MacDougall 16

Option 4: Workshop. Job Search Advice & CV Review

We are repeating a very successful workshop from last year where seasoned, games industry recruiters will advise all delegates generally on CV’s and portfolios and time will be made to speak to each delegate individually. Bring your CV and questions!

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11.30  -  13.15
King William Ground Floor Room 002
Anna Chamberlain 16
GeraldineCross

HR Managers Forum

This event is free of charge for invited HR professionals. It is also open to those performing HR roles as part of their management duties. Don’t miss this opportunity to network with your fellow HR professionals.

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14.15  -  14.55
King William 315
16 Andreas Bundi
Jesshyland
16 Marjo Kuosmanen
Paulina Basta 16

Panel: How to get a job in the games industry – hear directly from employers

This panel is aimed at those looking for their first job in the games industry or anyone currently looking for a job with unceratinty on the best methods to get job offers with local and international games companies. There will be load of good advice and helpful tips and you can ask any question on […]

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15.00  -  15.30
King William 315

Women in Games Special Award, Student Awards, Esports Show Match results, Women in Games Corporate Ambassadors

A jam packed 30 minutes of awards and presentations to honour and recognise some special people, the winners of our Student Competition and Hearthstone Show Match. Finally we reveal and introduce our very first Corporate Women in Games Ambassadors.

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16.00  -  16.40
King William Ground Floor Room 002
16 Teresa Wright

Option 5: Game Development Session – Quality Assured: How To Achieve Rockstar Level Testing

So have you ever wondered what black box testing is? Come along and find out! I’ll be talking about the mysteries of what the best QA teams really do, and doing a deep dive on some of the more technical aspects. Whether you know nothing about QA, or already have some experience, this talk is […]

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16.00  -  16.40
King William Second Floor Computer Lab 216

Option 7: Workshop. eSports: Meet the Hearthstone Pro Players

The Hearthstone Pro Players are keen to meet delegates and talk about their experiences. Get some gameplay tips!

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16.00  -  16.40
King William Ground Floor Room 016
Alexis marz - 16
16 Julian Ward
Martine Spaans - 16

Option 8: Workshop. Indiedev. Freelancing. Starting your own games business/ Expert advice.

We have assembled experts in Online Marketing (Mobile + Online Games), Game Licensing (Casual Games), Mobile Game Publishing, Game Design & Usability, In-Game Monetization, Tax Breaks and Law. Ask them any business related question! Their advice is free.

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Our Partners

This conference is organised by Women in Games WIGJ, a "not for profit" organisation. Tickets are priced to encourage young, women students as well as existing games industry professionals to attend. This approach is dependent on the support of individual employers in the games industry.

 

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