Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Blood, Boobs, And Women In The Tech Industry...A TedX Talk

How are blood and boobs related to women in technology? Through Tampon Run and women in the game industry, Andrea Gonzales helps us understand that women are ignored as users and creators in technology, and why. Andrea, a 17 year old high school student at Hunter College High School, is the co-creator and co-developer of the 8-bit game Tampon Run. She and Bard Early College High School graduate Sophie Houser developed the game for their final project in the Girls Who Code's 2014 summer immersion program. Since its launch in September 2014, they have won a People's Voice Webby Award, a Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Award, and are working on a picture book to encourage young children to learn about computer science. When Andrea is not working on Tampon Run, she's practicing piano, working with the Hunter robotics team as Build Captain, editing layout for ANNALS and The Observer, or interning at Frederator Studios and DoSomething.org.


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