#BlackTwitter: Navigating and Making Social Media Work for you as a Black Nerd
10:00 am Eastern, Jefferson Room
Twitter is the new watercooler, and Black Twitter is leading the way in terms of how the platform shapes discussion, influence, social change and trends.
Tanya DePass [M], Shonte Daniels and Lila Bobina
Hustle and Flow: Real talk on Making it
11:00 am Eastern, Jefferson Room
It’s easy to see people where you want to be, but we don’t talk about how they had to hustle, grind and work to get “there”. Let’s have some real talk on what you don’t see beyond the name and fame; especially about what some people think success looks like versus the reality.
Tanya DePass [M], Brian Gray, Shonte Daniels
I’m home for two weeks then I have so, so much going on! I’ll be at Game Devs of Color Expo, then home for a couple days before a gauntlet of travel that I’ll discuss in another post.
Tanya DePass is the founder and Director of I Need Diverse Games, a non-profit organization based in Chicago, which is dedicated to better diversification of all aspects of gaming. I Need Diverse Games serves the community by supporting marginalized developers attend the Game Developer Conference by participating in the GDC Scholarship program, helps assist attendance at other industry events, and is seeking partnership with organizations and initiatives.
Tanya is a lifelong Chicagoan who loves everything about gaming, #INeedDiverseGames spawn point, and wants to make it better and more inclusive for everyone. She founded and was the EIC of Fresh Out of Tokens podcast where games culture was discussed and viewed through a lense of feminism, intersectionality and diversity. Now she’s a co-host on Spawn on Me Podcast. Along with all of that, she’s the Programming Coordinator for OrcaCon, she often speaks on issues of diversity, feminism, race, intersectionality & other topics at multiple conventions throughout the year. Her writing about games and games critique appears in Uncanny Magazine, Polygon, Wiscon Chronicles, Vice Gaming, Paste Games, Mic, and other publications.
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