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Sunday, March 9 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Hacking Princess Culture: Girls, Games, & Science

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As we work to support women in technology, it’s essential that we provide inspiration and role models for the youngest generations to aspire to the sciences. There's much celebration that girls make up 47% of gamers, but if all of the games and TV they see are focused on princesses, make-up, and pink, how can we inspire girls to do more than wait for prince charming? Join us for a conversation about young girls and the sciences, as we consider what they watch on TV, what games they play, and what toys are on their shelves. More importantly, we will discuss what COULD be happening in each of those spaces to inspire the next crop of programmers, engineers, problem solvers, and critical thinkers.
This SXSW Gaming Session at the Long Center is FREE and open to the public. However SXSW Interactive, Film, Gold and Platinum badges gain priority seating.

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Sara DeWitt

VP, PBS KIDS DigitalPBSAs Vice President of PBS KIDS Digital, Sara DeWitt leads innovative strategies to build connected and immersive educational experiences for kids across media platforms including the Kidscreen- and Webby-award winning PBSKIDS.org. DeWitt has led the extension... Read More →
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Jennifer Oxley

Creator/Exec Producer9ate7 ProductionsJennifer Oxley was born in Hollywood, California and caught the filmmaking bug early – she made her first film at the age of seven. Since then she has directed fifteen short films for Sesame Street, as well as the award-winning adaptation of... Read More →
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Lindsey Shepard

VP of SalesGoldieBloxLindsey Shepard was Debbie Sterling’s first hire at GoldieBlox where she currently holds the title of Rainmaker and Resident Mom. GoldieBlox, a toy company out to inspire the next generation of future innovators, is a book series & construction set that engages... Read More →

Sunday March 9, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Long Center, Dell Hall

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