Where are all the female programmers?

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Miranda's picture

here? http://www.sumea.com.au/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3338

there are a few of us out there...

rowdyrabbit's picture

Hi all,

I'm a female software engineer working in the process control industry. I'm currently looking at getting into game development and am particularly interested in working on game engines. My main concern at the moment is that most of the advertised positions ask for a minimum amount of experience in the field. Is there much volunteer work available to get some experience in the industry?

Miranda's picture

Hey,
I'm not sure where you are located... but Pandemic in Brisbane is hiring jnr programmers at the moment. They have told me in the past that they are really keen to get some females on board, so you should definately go for it!

If you aren't in Brissy, I suggest you try for advertised jobs anyway, you never know...

Good Luck,
Miranda

rowdyrabbit's picture

Hi Miranda,

I'm based in Sydney, unfortunately the game industry is a little quiet in NSW :(

voxel's picture

I've worked with ONE female per game studio - two in total. They are usually a notch above the male programmers - probably had to endure lack of support to stay in the business. Ah.. what doesn't kill ya, makes you stronger.