Diversity and Discrimination

This page is an attempt to compile news articles concerning issues with diversity and discrimination in the industry. 

Diversity in the Industry

Kickstarter: Women in Tech The Book - Based out of Seattle, Washington, Tara Wheeler Van Vlack started a Kickstarter campaign with a goal to raise $28,800. The money will go towards publishing a book that "alternates teaching career skills with inspiring autobiographies from amazing women in tech." The campaign will run from January to the end of February, and as of February 4th, it has reached over half its goal. The book is an anthology from a variety of writers, all of whom are women working in the tech industry now. Rachel Weber on GamesIndustry.biz summarizes the Kickstarter.

The Mary Sue runs an ongoing series profiling women working in the industry called Game Changer. A sampling of those profiles can be found below.

A Toronto-based tech startup has emerged that aims to introduce more diversity into the video game industry by teaching youth from an economically depressed area of Toronto to code.

Academic Articles

The ADA (a Journal of Gender, New Media & Technology) published an issue that focused on Feminist Game Studies - the following articles from this journal cover a variety of ways in which women are viewed in gaming culture: