Seminar Talk 2015-02-27

“Choose YOur Character: Evolution of an all-female independent game developer team”

Brianna Wu
Giant Spacekat Studios
Boston, MA

Friday, February 27, 2015 – 1:00pm
Donald Bren Hall, Room 6011 (Bldg. 314)

Abstract:  Brianna Wu recounts her journey into leading an all-female game studio. She starts with a PS1 Net Yaroze, and specializes in game design. Serendipitously, Wu assembles an all female team to build the new game Revolution 60. Sticking with her decision, Wu builds Giant Spacekat to be a friendly workplace for women. She also fights to resolve conflicts both internal and external.

About the Speaker: Brianna Wu is co-founder and head of development at Giant Spacekat, a company specializing in cinematic experiences using the Unreal game development engine (UDK). She’s also a frequent speaker on women-in-tech issues. In the past, she’s worked as a journalist and a politico. When she’s not developing software, she enjoys racing motorcycles and running marathons.