Lady Jam at Microsoft

courtesy © 2015 Catt Small, Co-Founder Code Liberation.org

Welcome to the LetsBSocial Internet Radio Show, live from New York City, were we talk singles, tech, digital media, and how they relate to one another!

Today we’ll be talking about day two of Code Liberation’s LadyJam that took place at the end of March at Microsoft Headquarters in New York City, in commemoration of Women’s History Month. Microsoft, a big supporter of women and diversity in tech, was one of the sponsors of the event.

Sunday, March 29, 2015, we wrapped up our games. I finally finished my game scenarios and results and waited to see what the finished product looks like on the screen. My group tried to make sure our Harmony game had scenarios and choices drawn from real life that people could relate too. It made the creation process all the more fun!

I finally got a few live links to games that were created that day, and some photos of everyone in the midst of creating their games.

Here are some links to live games that you can play:

Harmony Hive Magnet Music Intune

Our game Star Island isn’t live and also needs a bit of a visual adjustment. However, I’m going to try and make it live myself so that others can give it a go. I think we came up with a really great idea. I’ve never worked with Java, so wish me luck on this one! My fellow game developers were Jennifer Lau and Jacqueline Lenang! What is Star Island about? The idea emanated from the Ellen Pao lawsuit against Kleiner Perkins. March 27, 2015, it came out that Ellen Pao had lost her gender discrimination lawsuit against venture capitalist firm Kleiner Perkins, and the news spread like wild fire all over Twitter. Here are some tweets about the outcome of the case:

I came across this last tweet just minutes ago. It went viral on Twitter. This IS a most interesting development. Perhaps the reactions to the outcome of the trial and support for Pao from women from all over was more powerful than people first imagined it could be.

But I digress. If you have any feedback regarding the LadyJam game experiences, please let me or Code Liberation know! You can tweet me at @letsbsocial1 or Code Liberation at @CodeLiberation. We’d love to hear from you!

“Posthumously”, I found out through the grapevine that The Mary Sue did a write up of LadyJam as well. What is The Mary Sue?

The Mary Sue sits at the nexus of pop culture and the uncharted universe. We love and live geek culture, comic book movies, genre television, space exploration, emerging technologies, the coolest video games, and the weirdest finds on the internet. We promote, watchdog, extoll, and celebrate diversity and women’s representation in all of these areas (and more!) and work to make geekdom safe and open for everyone. We pride ourselves on being an inclusive, feminist community of people who not only love what they love but care about others who love it and have an intense passion for those who create it. Fan trends, social issues, geek fashion and art, innovative gadgets, and beyond: The Mary Sue is the heartbeat of geek culture. - taken from "About The Mary Sue" page

Since no one got back to me with details on all the games, for now obvious reasons, if you’d like to learn more details about who created what that weekend, please visit the text version of this broadcast [click here] to read The Mary Sue write up on LadyJam at Microsoft in New York City. I guess getting covered by The Mary Sue was just way cooler than by LetsBSocial, huh. The link to the article will be available on this episode’s page on Spreaker as well as The LetsBSocial Singles Community and Support Network. If I’m into reading it, then you should be too! And no point in a rehash here! However, let it be known that LetsBSocial has the exclusive on live links to games!

I’ve posted some photos from the Jam in the text version of this broadcast on the LetsBSocial Singles Community and Support Network blog for everyone’s viewing. They’re courtesy Catt Small, one of the co-founders of Code Liberation. Enjoy. Thanks for listening, and ciao for now! [Here are some photos from the Jam]:

Lady Jam at Microsoft

courtesy © 2015 Catt Small, Co-Founder Code Liberation.org

Lady Jam at Microsoft

courtesy © 2015 Catt Small, Co-Founder Code Liberation.org

Lady Jam at Microsoft

courtesy © 2015 Catt Small, Co-Founder Code Liberation.org

Lady Jam at Microsoft

courtesy © 2015 Catt Small, Co-Founder Code Liberation.org

Lady Jam at Microsoft

courtesy © 2015 Catt Small, Co-Founder Code Liberation.org

Lady Jam at Microsoft

courtesy © 2015 Catt Small, Co-Founder Code Liberation.org

Lady jam at Microsoft

courtesy © 2015 Catt Small, Co-Founder Code Liberation.org

This post was originally published on the LetsBSocial Singles Community and Support Network Blog April 7, 2015