Wayfair, Köpenicker Str. 180, 10997 Berlin, Berlin
Women and femme coders will talk about more advanced topics in programming. We'll have two lightning talks and one longer talk (30 minutes).
The agenda for the evening:
7:00 pm - Start: get yourself a drink and a snack
7:30 pm - Community Announcements
7:40 pm - Making Video Games as Self-Expression, by Linsey Raymaekers
8:00 pm - Break
8:15 pm - TBD
8:30 pm - TBD
About the speakers
Linsey Raymaekers studied Human-Computer Interaction in Belgium and is currently an intern in game programming at Honig Studios here in Berlin. She started making video games as a hobby through game jams and One Game A Month, and spent a year exploring the independent game development scene across Europe while finishing her studies. After several years of writing poetry and playing music as emotional outlets and forms of self-expression, she is now interested in how game development can be pursued for similar motivations.
Making Video Games as Self-Expression The idea of self-expression through the creation of artifacts in traditional media is familiar to most people. Examples are poetry, paintings, drawings, music, and so on. As consumers, we tend to seek these out to feel connected with our peers or to process and validate our personal experiences. The creation of video games as such artifacts is starting to be practised and recognised by an increasing number of people. This talk focuses on examples of such games, and draws comparisons with other media (especially poetry) as well as on their development process from a creator's perspective.
About the host:
Wayfair is the leading e-commerce company in the world selling home goods. Founded in 2002, we started our significant investment phase in Europe 3 years ago, and are doubling in size every year. As such we are looking for people we can see progressing through the business. We currently have 70 Engineers over 5 main divisions here in Berlin, and plan to grow to 200 over the next two years, adding to our Global Engineering Team of 1200. We work predominantly with PHP7, MS SQL, and ReactJS, as well as other technologies like Storm and Kafka in our Transportation and WMS teams for example.
We’re solving a wide range of problems with millions of customers, millions of products, billions in revenue per year, high-availability, product recommendation and discovery, integration with different carriers, routing, managing our own warehouses, AR/VR and more. We are listed on the NYSE so in addition to offering unbeatable base salaries you will receive highly valuable shares in the business. We also offer all of the benefits that you would expect from a top Berlin Tech company including free snacks, wellness weeks, subsidized gym membership, travel and more.