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Toptal Scholarships for Women Devs

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Toptal is currently offering scholarships to female developers. Any female dev—or aspiring dev—older than 13 can apply. The scholarship is international, and there are no educational requirements.

The scholarship was inspired by recent figures released by tech companies like Apple, Google, and Facebook; women make up only about 16% of the engineering workforce in the tech industry. And when it comes to Open Source, numbers are even worse—women make up only about 6% of users on GitHub. Read More

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My Favorite Part of PAX

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I’m fresh from my second PAX convention, exhausted but happy. If you’re not familiar with the phenomenon that is PAX, here’s a quick description: PAX is a gigantic gaming convention. PAX started in Bellevue, Washington in 2004, and now there are four PAX conventions: PAX Prime in Seattle, PAX East in Boston, PAX Australia in Melbourne, and PAX South in San Antonio. More than 80,000 people attended PAX Prime this year, and tickets sold out five minutes after they went on sale. Read More

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IndieDevKit Goes Live

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A few days ago IndieDevKit, an online resource for self-publishing game developers, went live. According to the founders, Leonie Manshanden and Tim Ponting, the site was created because “…the lack of expert information and transparency on marketing and operations topics pained us. You shouldn’t have to rely on anecdotal information to make critical decisions for your studio or game launch.”  Read More