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F***ability ratings

Many years ago, when I was a junior developer, I worked at a studio where people would go out for drinks every Friday night. In my first year there, we hired a female developer. I sat in on meetings where my colleagues (some who were much more senior) would talk about...

It won’t be the last

Content warning: sexual assault With this recent wave of horrible harassment and abuse stories coming out, here’s mine. I went to my first GDC when I was student, it was really expensive and I ended up having 2 roommates in my hostel who were also going to their...

I got my first promotion by strongarming my company

I worked on a test team for [a large tech company] as a contractor/vendor. My test lead had been hired because he was friends with his manager, and it became pretty obvious that he wasn’t really cut out for the job. He had his own office while the rest of us...

Entrapment

Content warning: homophobia I worked at a large company in a lab where we had a lab manager –let’s call him R– who was in charge of lab security. He would walk around and make sure people didn’t eat, use their phones, etc. in the lab, and then...

A success story!

Late last year, I had the privilege of speaking to a group of women and people of color to encourage minorities to go into game development. A few months later, my company held a mixer/recruiting event and someone who attended my talk came to the event. We chatted...