CIO Magazine has published two articles and a pictorial highlight about this year’s Go Girl, Go for IT event!
The city of Melbourne has grown in recent years as a hub for Australia’s gaming community to live, work and play. Just last year, global mobile games leader GREE chose Melbourne as the location for its next generation of artists, designers and developers, so the Go Girl team is delighted to partner with the studio as they focus on creating innovative mobile games.
GREE, according to Libby Wolfensperger, VP Human Resources, is founded on the belief that a connected world is a better one. “We’re proud to support Go Girl and excited to connect with the people who are committed to this effort and believe in it as much as we do. As a company, everything we do is based around our players. The enjoyment of games isn’t gender specific, so we want our workforce to reflect our player base. It helps us to make better decisions and deliver against our values of innovation and pushing boundaries.”
GREE, which is valued at $1.4 billion, says that it’s making significant development investments in Melbourne. “Our involvement with Go Girl is the perfect overture for GREE to establish itself as a company that encourages women to make an impact in a male-dominated industry,” says Wolfensperger.
Remember, work is play when your job is to make games. Grab your chance to meet the GREE team at the Go Girl Thank You Event on Thursday 25 August.
Thank you so much to everyone who helped make Go Girl, Go for IT 2016 our biggest and best event to date. There were 1637 students, 136 staff from 61 schools, 125 speakers and 88 sessions running throughout the day which is a record for Go Girl.
In addition to being our largest event, @gogirlgo6it was the top local Twitter trend for Melbourne at lunch and #AnyGirl4IT was the 4th most popular hashtag.
The Go Girl team is still recovering but we are so grateful for all of the support from all of our sponsors and schools. We are still collection all of the photographs from the day so watch this space for more highlights over the next week.
Go Girl will, for the first time, be running three development sessions for teachers! While your students are experiencing the best that Go Girl has to offer, join us for a coffee session tailored especially for you. There will even be a prize up for grabs!
As part of the lead up to Go Girl, Go for IT 2016 we will be showcasing some of the amazing women who are studying and working in IT and give them a chance to tell you their story. Our local heroes each have a unique story and path to share and showcase the wide range of roles available in IT.
There are several competitions running at this year’s Go Girl, Go for IT event. Don’t miss out on entering!
Competition 1: One lucky school will win an Ultimaker 2 Go 3D Printer and 3D printer backpack donated by Imaginables. All attending schools are eligible and will be entered into the competition. The winner will be drawn at 11am.
Competition 2: Three 1 year Business Licenses are up for grabs for a lucky school or Sponsor. To be enter this competition please go to the Go Girl Tradeshow Competition representatives throughout the day to put your name in the drawing. The winners will be announced at 12:30pm
Competition 3: One lucky Go Girl, Go for IT attendee will win a GoPro Action Video Camera. To enter, just post a picture of from the event onto your Instagram account and tag us with #AnyGirl4IT The winner will be announced at 1:30pm
DocuSign is providing 1 year Business Licenses for three schools or sponsors at Go Girl Go for IT. Electronic signatures are just the beginning. DocuSign makes any workflow or approval simple, secure and fully digital, so you can get on with your business, and your life.
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To be enter this competition please go to the Go Girl Tradeshow Competition representatives throughout the day to put your name in the drawing.
Go Girl, Go for IT wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of our sponsors. The Friends of Go Girl is a new tier of sponsorship created for the 2016 event to help acknowledge companies providing Go Girl with additional support.
These generous sponsors have provided Go Girl with Showbag items and volunteers at Go Girl. Thank you so much for helping us make this event our biggest ever!!