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Career stories from game industry
This time we have invited four amazing women to talk about their career and experiences in game industry. Come and hear inspiring stories on how they made their way into gaming and what kind of lessons they have learned along the way. Join us for an evening of fun and inspiring tech, gaming and career talk! Speakers: * Essi Jukkala - Game programmer at Shipyard Games * Eliza Ralph - Tech lead at Lightneer * Alix Parkkinen - Game designer at Motorious Entertainment * Emma Varjo - UX lead at Frozenbyte Speaker introductions: Essi Jukkala is a Game Programmer at Shipyard Games. She has studied Game Design and Production at Aalto and will soon graduate as a Master of Science in Technology. The education at Aalto, previous programming experience and a positive can-do attidute helped her to get a job in the games industry without much previous experience in the field. Eliza Ralph is a full-stack developer with 10+ years industry experience in the tech industry. She began her mobile gaming career at Next Games where she worked in the tech team as a product owner and in back-end development for games such as Walking Dead: Our World and No Mans Land. Currently Eliza is working as a tech lead at Lightneer mobile studio in an agile start-up environment. Alix Parkkinen works as a Game Designer at Motorious Entertainment. After a meandering decade of studies including English Philology, Master of Music in Opera Singing and an almost entire Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, she pivoted her career towards games in 2017. Participating in and winning Boost Turku Startup Journey in 2017 helped her land her first industry job. Her first commercial game is currently being soft launched in three countries. Emma Varjo is the UX Lead at Frozenbyte. She studied software engineering and usability at Tampere University of Technology, and after working as a software designer for a few years, she took the chance when an opportunity to do UX in games presented itself. Agenda: 17:15 Doors open - come enjoy some snacks, drinks and getting to know each other before the program starts 17:30 Program starts - speaker introductions and career stories/discussion 19:30 End

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    THE CODE PUB is an international meet-up for women who want to learn more about IT and open for beginners as well as professionals. Our goal is to create a platform where one can BE INSPIRED AND INSPIRE OTHERS while BECOMING A BETTER DEVELOPER.

    The Code Pub was created by Netlight in the spring of 2013 with the purpose of increasing the number of women in the IT industry. By lowering the threshold for getting started with programming and highlighting female role models within IT, we believe that we can make a difference. In order to have a bigger impact on the entire industry we work together with other cool IT companies and they will be hosting occasional The Code Pub meet-ups. Be sure to join the Facebook group as well for continued networking and discussions. https://www.facebook.com/groups/thecodepubhelsinki/

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