Special Edition 2017 Launches – Helping Women In Technology Achieve More

Let's be honest, the digital sector has a problem with diversity. In Scotland only 18% of the workforce are female. Female representation at board level is even worse. While progress is happening, more needs to be done to help women break through and achieve their full career potential. Enter Special Edition, a professional development programme designed... Continue Reading →

Girl Geek Scotland Launches Mentoring Project To Encourage More Young Women Into Technology

Girl Geek Scotland needs your help... Diversity is an ongoing issue in the technology sector. According to recent research, women make up only 18% of the digital technology workforce. That's terrible. One of the mains reasons for this is female uptake in computing science subjects and interest in technology careers is low - even at high school.... Continue Reading →

Free Evening Seminars For Women In STEM

Equate, the organisation which focuses on bringing more women into the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths is holding a series of free evening seminars, designed to help women join the boards of Scotland's enviable array of public sector bodies. The workshops take place in Edinburgh and Dundee later this month: 20th February, 2017; 6pm... Continue Reading →

Team Rock Games – Now Hiring

Ladies and gentlemen, a brand new opportunity has arisen within one of the country's most exciting new games companies. Team Rock is a Scottish start-up with a very simple ambition - to become the global home of rock and metal. The company's new games division is now recruiting, looking for a games programmer and a... Continue Reading →

Please Help – Next Generation Skills Academy Needs You

Please take two minutes to read this article - then share it with your friends and colleagues in the games industry... The Next Generation Skills Academy is carrying out a survey looking at diversity and equality within the games industry. They're looking for women working in the games sector to help by filling in a survey... Continue Reading →

Introducing QUIJA

QUIJA READING GAMES is a twenty-page perzine created by Mitch Alexander that gives a brief insight into one person's perspective on the possible intersections of non-heterosexual+noncisgender life and games, discussing and exploring how game design, criticism, theory and play can be impacted by queer issues and vice versa. QUIJA READING GAMES is intended for any... Continue Reading →

BAFTA Crew Wants YOU

If you work in the games industry, there's something new you should sign up to NOW. BAFTA CREW for Games is now open. CREW is an intensive programme of masterclasses, workshops, live and online events, which gives participants access to the games industry's leading experts and thought leaders, providing a unique opportunity to learn from and engage... Continue Reading →

Scotland Says No

This is very simple. The video games industry should be and must be a safe and inclusive place for every participant, regardless of gender, sexuality, ethnic or social background. This is includes developers, publishers, journalists, anyone working within the games industry and extends all the way to players themselves. Bullying, harassment, abuse and threats of... Continue Reading →

Introducing The Y Not Jam

There's new games jam happening - and it's a little different. Glasgow Caledonian University has partnered with BAFTA Scotland to host the Y Not Jam. The Y Not Jam is an all-women event that will take place at Glasgow Caledonian University between Friday the 29th of August and Sunday the 31st of August. The Y... Continue Reading →

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