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We aspire to educate those who want to change the culture of the gaming industry for the better. With so much being said, online and across the airwaves, we took the initiative to aggregate articles, interviews, and videos that clarify and illuminate the destructive force that is GamerGate (available in the Media Archive section). If we’ve missed something, let us know through the Contact form. Use the same form for any comments or questions you might have.


 

We Can Do Better

 

One of the best ways to facilitate change is from within. There are many programs and organizations working towards a diverse and inclusive industry, and with more support, change will come that much sooner. Love of games and gaming is something that should be shared and enjoyed by all, so please stand with us and spread the word on your favorite social media platform.

If there are links you think might be a good addition to this list, please let us know through the Contact form. Also, don’t forget that another great way to support your favorite game creators is to buy their games!

 

Programs and Organizations

Dames Making Games
https://www.dmg.to
Dames Making Games provides a community and venue for dames to confidently explore playing, critiquing, and creating games, along with a wide range of programs and events for women, non-binary, trans* and queer folks of all genders interested in games.

Girls Who Code
http://www.girlswhocode.com
Girls Who Code programs work to inspire, educate, and equip girls with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities.

Girls Make Games
http://www.girlsmakegames.com
Girls Make Games is a series of international summer camps, workshops and game jams designed to encourage girls to explore the world of video games. ($4 of every Feminist Illuminati tee-shirt sold at www.fangamer.com is donated to Girls Make Games.)

100 Girls of Code
http://www.100girlsofcode.com
In their Workshops, female coders conduct a fun and interactive learning experience that includes an introduction to computer programming, website construction, games, and so much more. By the end of the workshop, girls have a better understanding of programming, the future of Computer Science, and a desire to enter into a similar career field.

Feminist Frequency
http://www.feministfrequency.com
Feminist Frequency is a video webseries that explores the representations of women in pop culture narratives. The video series was created by Anita Sarkeesian in 2009 and largely serves as an educational resource to encourage critical media literacy and provide resources for media makers to improve their works of fiction.

Girl Develop It
http://www.girldevelopit.com
Empowering women of diverse backgrounds from around the world to learn how to develop software.

Black Girls Code
http://www.blackgirlscode.com
Black Girls Code mission: to introduce programming and technology to a new generation of coders, coders who will become builders of technological innovation and of their own futures.

Black Game Developers
http://www.blackgamedevs.com
A list of black game developers and companies with twitter handle and website information.

Girls Teaching Girls to Code
http://www.girlsteachinggirlstocode.org
Girls Teaching Girls to Code is a program where Stanford women teach and inspire Bay Area high school girls to explore Computer Science and Engineering. Students learn coding basics, build exciting projects, and develop strong relationships with mentors in the field.

Vidcode
http://www.vidcode.io
Vidcode is a video coding platform designed with girls in mind that is not only self-expressive, but paired with a hobby girls love — creating and sharing videos. As we continue to test and introduce Vidcode, one thing is clear; girls love it!

CodeEd
http://www.codeed.org
CodeEd teaches computer science to girls from underserved communities, starting in middle-school. We partner with schools and programs serving low-income girls and provide them with volunteer teachers, computer science course offerings, and computers.

Teaching Kids Programming
http://www.teachingkidsprogramming.org
Teaching Kids Programming is an non-profit organization of volunteer programmers and school teachers who have developed a framework designed specifically for teaching basic programming to children aged 10 and up. Resources available for teachers and for kids.

#YesWeCode
http://www.yeswecode.org
The #YesWeCode initiative targets low-opportunity youth and provides them with the necessary resources and tools to become world-class computer programmers. By learning this highly valuable and relevant 21st century skill, these young people are shifting the trajectory of their futures and transforming their relationships with their communities and their country.

CODE
http://www.code.org
CODE hopes to introduce 100 million students worldwide to one hour of computer science. Beyond that, they’ll help millions to continue learning — online, or in schools where they’ll establish permanent courses and train teachers.

Codecademy
http://www.codecademy.com
Codecademy is an education company committed to building the best learning experience inside and out, making Codecademy the best place for their team to learn, teach, and create the online learning experience of the future.

Code Liberation Foundation
http://www.codeliberation.org
The Code Liberation Foundation offers free development workshops in order to facilitate the creation of video game titles by women.

Women in Technology
http://www.womenintechnology.org
As the premier professional association for women in the technology industry, they understand the unique challenges women face. No matter where you are in your professional development, or what technology-related field you’re in, their community offers a broad range of support, programs, and resources to advance women in technology from the classroom to the boardroom.

Global Gaming Women
http://www.globalgamingwomen.org
The mission of Global Gaming Women (GGW) is to support the development and success of women in the international gaming industry through education, mentorship and networking opportunities. GGW brings together women from all segments of the industry in an effort to enrich their professional and personal lives.

Women in Games International
http://www.womeningamesinternational.org
WIGI promotes diversity in video game development, publishing, media, education and workplaces, based on a fundamental belief that increased equality and camaraderie among genders can make global impacts for superior products, more consumer enjoyment and a stronger gaming industry.

Women in Games Jobs
http://www.womeningamesjobs.com
Women In Games Jobs (WIGJ) works to recruit, retain and support the progression of women in the games industry by positively and actively promoting female role models and giving encouragement and information to those women seeking to work in games.

The AbleGamers Foundation
http://www.ablegamers.com
AbleGamers works and advocates on behalf of the disability community to increase the accessibility of video games and to achieve further inclusion by those who need special considerations.

Fund Club
http://www.joinfundclub.com
Pledge $100 a month to fund tech projects by-and-for marginalized people.

Extra Life
http://www.extra-life.org
Extra Life is a 24-hour video game marathon to raise money that will go directly to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital of your choice.

FemHype
http://www.femhype.com
FemHype offers a safe environment for women to discuss, review, and visually share their love of video games. They aim to feature and preserve women’s voices in a space that is still largely male-dominated.

Gaming in Color
http://gamingincolor.vhx.tv
Out of the closet and into the arcade! Gaming In Color is a full length documentary of the story of the queer gaming community, gaymer culture and events, and the rise of LGBTQ themes in video games.

CodeSpells
http://www.codespells.org
The game provides a coding interface where you can specify exactly what your spells will do. This interface is intuitive enough for individuals (young and old) who have never coded before. But skilled coders will also enjoy using their coding skills in new and creative ways! Even children can use this interface to make mountains out of the terrain, make an impenetrable force field around yourself, or even make a golem creature out of the surrounding rocks. The sky is the limit!


 

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