Girl Geeks are 'Sweet' on Sugar Gamers - Show Notes

Girl Geeks are 'Sweet' on Sugar Gamers

Wednesday May 31, 2017 (00:27:30)

Description

The technology world has, for the most part until recently, has been dominated by "dudes." Sugar Gamers is an advocacy organization for the under-represented or under-serviced demographics in video games, geek culture and technology. There is a need for good representation because these markets are unbalanced. Sugar Gamers is reaching out to females of all colors and the LGBT community.

Sugar Gamers puts together events and ways to connect young people in networking that have no direction. It helps to inspire youth to get involved in technology and not just to focus on the idea of celebrity and super-athletic worship.

Sugar Gamers is encouraging kids to get involved in coding and programming. They also want to connect a community of girl gamers and help them become passionate in an ever-changing techie world, not just for the now technology, but the new technology. For more information on Sugar Gamers, check out their website.

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Daniele Mendez

Host

Daniele is a student at Florida Polytechnic University who is studying Computer Science with a concentration in Cyber Security. In High School, she was introduced to the science and technology world through the Foundation for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST), a robotics foundation where students of varying ages can compete through tasks that their robots perform. With help from mentors she met through FIRST, she became interested in programming and developing. Today, Daniele is a special events host for F5 Live: Refreshing Technology and PLuGHiTz Live Special Events and a co-host for both The New Product Launchpad and FIRST Looks.

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