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This topic contains 15 replies, has 6 voices, and was last updated by  fitch 12 years, 3 months ago.

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  • #4221

    omen
    Participant

    As mentioned else-where, this conference is on in the near future. I was looking at the webiste and I have to admit I was very disappointed. It looks like they put so little effort into it. I also don’t understand why they’ve upped the prices this year and stretched it out to 3 days when it was shorter and cheaper last year.

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  • #22071

    aphra
    Keymaster

    mm, but I hear there are some good speakers :)

    this is only the second one and I know they have very few staff working on it so I guess they are outsourcing a lot..

    Aphra.

  • #22075

    omen
    Participant

    mm, but I hear there are some good speakers :)

    this is only the second one and I know they have very few staff working on it so I guess they are outsourcing a lot..

    Aphra.[/quote:01100e180d]

    Oh i agree. I just think that if I were to find that website and look at it, it wouldn’t inspire me with confidence in the event based on the look of the website. Its purely text and not even nicely sized.
    I heard Abertay were going to use internal student art to help promote it ( and would have got it for free ) and in the end did that competition instead.

    I don’t see how they’re going to stretch it to 3 days though and I heard that one of the days is almost like a promotion of the uni, which is a bit strange.

  • #22078

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    Funny you brought this up – I posted on the ‘official’ forum of the women in games yesterday.

    Hope there is a good turn out (oh and hot women – hey I’m single)

  • #23601

    aphra
    Keymaster

    is anyone on these forums going to women in games in Dundee next week? I am hoping to catch up with Ivan over there so drop me a PM if you are heading over..

    Aphra.

  • #23779

    aphra
    Keymaster

    well it turns out there were a few Oirish women over at WIGS – met Jade from NWIFE who teaches 3D Studio Max on the games course, met Caroline who heads up SilverTongue, a team in the Dare competition and met Aoife who was in Ballyfermot on the Ludo course and has done three year of the Abertay games course. Also met Jenny Brown, university relations manager with EA in Chertsey, who is from Hollywood in NI.

    I’ll post a news piece on it later on.

    Good craic and cocktails!

    Aphra.

  • #23781

    omen
    Participant

    And you’ve met Ivan… (whisper whisper)

  • #23783

    aphra
    Keymaster

    actually no – they kept us very busy and we kept running over schedule. So nope..sorry Ivan..not sure if you made it for lunch yesterday but they ran way over and I ended up running for the train..

    Aphra.

  • #23784

    aphra
    Keymaster

    anyway, we’ve met before in Dublin?!

    Aphra.

  • #23786

    omen
    Participant

    He was probably in the pub drowning his sorrows…

  • #23804

    fitch
    Participant

    what .. Ivan(kyotokid) drinking ?? never :D he was sober as a judge when i saw him last.. honest :D … mumble , mumble

  • #23917

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    I have a drink problem.

    I can’t get enough – *boom boom*

    Don’t worry Aphra – I’ll be over in Dublin mid september, I’ll strive to get the shindig to coincide *muhahaha*

  • #23918

    rosdahale2
    Participant

    Big well done to Caroline, she gave a fantastic talk ! and to all the other speakers, I thought it was a brilliant confrence

  • #23920

    Idora
    Participant

    congrats, Caroline – heard you were a hit

  • #24038

    aphra
    Keymaster

    you all might be interested to know that a Women in Games International (WIGI) has been formed. check it out here – http://www.womeningamesinternational.org/

    there is already a strong precent in the Women in Technology International organisation (WITI) which has been going since 1989 – http://www.witi.com/

    Aphra.

  • #24039

    fitch
    Participant

    Cool.. thanks Aphra..

    i’d have loved to have gone over to the conference.. but summer is a busy time.. lots of film festival deadlines…. :D

    maybe next time ..

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