Your Code Ain’t Like Mine: On Being a Woman in Technology Intensive Fields

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Samantha Blackmon's keynote, "Your Code Ain’t Like Mine: On Being a Woman in Technology Intensive Fields," will explore the state of women in technology fields, examining what is being done to combat issues of sexism, and what we all need to do to continue making such spaces more open to women.  Blackmon is an Associate Professor of English at Purdue University. She has been gaming for more than 30 years, and now teaches and researches issues related to rhetoric and game studies. Specifically, her interest lays in critique of identity and identity formation in game studies. She is the founder of the blog and podcast "Not Your Mama's Gamer" which explores issues of gaming through a women-centric lens. Learn more at http://www.nymgamer.com/

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Keynote 3

Saturday, June 7, 2014 - 11:45am to 1:00pm

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Purdue University

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Emi Bunner has volunteered to film this panel
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