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WIG Boston’s February wrap-up

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Thank you so much to everyone who came out last night to Sally O’Brien’s for this month’s Women in Games Boston meet-up! Since January’s meeting was at my house, it was exciting to have the event somewhere that doesn’t require me to wash dozens of glasses afterward. ūüėČ Thank you to our new home, Sally O’Brien’s, for hosting us, and thank you to the Boston IGDA chapter for loaning us their projector and screen.¬†And many many thanks to Chris Hart of ReactionGrid for giving a talk about 3D open world development and data visualization. (I will remember those flaming servers of doom forever.)

Next month’s meeting will be on Tuesday, March 29, from 6:30 – 9:30PM at Sally O’Brien’s. I’m still locking in a speaker, so if you have a project or idea you’d like to present (or you know someone else who does), please drop me a line!


Next WIG Boston meeting on 2/22/11

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This month’s Women in Games Boston meeting is coming up, so it’s time for details:

When: Tuesday, February 22, 6:30 – 9:30PM

Where: Sally O’Brien’s,¬†335 Somerville Avenue,¬†Somerville, MA

Who: Chris Hart, CTO of ReactionGrid, will be talking about developing platforms for multi-user environments, and demoing one of ReactionGrid’s OpenSim environments for teachers and students.

Announcing Women in Games Boston!

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My name is Courtney Stanton, and I’m starting a group in Boston for women in the game industry and their allies. We’ll be meeting monthly beginning this month, on January 25, 2011, at 7pm. Information about where the first meeting’s location will be can be found in our Google Group.

“How do I know if I’m an ally?”

When I announce this group at local events, I often get asked (by cisgender men) whether men are “allowed” to participate in WIG Boston and/or attend our events. As it says, uh, everywhere on this site – WIG Boston is a group for women in the game industry and their allies. To cite Merriam-Webster, an ally is, “one that is associated with another as a helper.” If that describes your relationship with women in the game industry — a helper, an advocate, a supporter — then this group is for you, regardless of your gender identity.

“I have other questions!/I’d like to suggest speakers!/Something else!”

I’d love to hear from you! Please email with any feedback, questions, volunteering, etc.

I look forward to chatting with you on the Google Group and meeting you in person on January 25!