LatinXP: How I Leveled Up My Career in Games
Latino, Black, and Women tech workforce numbers are low, and studies show that these demographics are leaving the industry at significantly higher rates than white men. How can these groups set themselves up for long-term success despite these odds? This presentation follows the journey in tech of a Latina industry leader at a AAA game studio as she navigated the ranks from junior to senior to director of a high-performing Technical Art team. Through reflecting on this journey, the speaker aims to help aspiring game developers, particularly those in underrepresented groups, take control of their careers and navigate their own journeys with support and practical tools and tips for advancement.
Gracie Arenas Strittmatter [Technical Art Director & Deputy Director of Art and Animation, BioWare]