As you know from last month’s Moonlighting with Insomniac, this year we’re focusing on diversity and women in the game development industry. That theme continues this month with our guest speaker, WIGI Engineer, Sharan Volin.
Sharan has been programming games for the past decade. After an 8-year web development career, she went back to school for a second Bachelors in Computer Science (Games) at USC. With her Actionscript background, she worked on many web and Facebook games, including Shrek the Third for Activision and National Geographic: Dogtown and Mavis Beacon games for Collision Studios. In 2013 she started at Electronic Arts in Los Angeles (Danger Close) to do UI Programming in Scaleform for Medal of Honor: Warfighter and Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel. She’s been focused on UI programming ever since.
After a short stint on a music-based virtual world game, she moved to San Diego to work on the Landmark/Everquest Next team at Sony Online Entertainment. Her most recent project was an unannounced console title for Blind Squirrel Games.
Sharan is also currently going for her third Master’s degree. Through the USC Distance Education Network, she’ll soon have an M.S. in Computer Science.
Please join Angela and I, along with our guest Sharan, on Wednesday, February 3rd at 1:30 PM PT / 4:30 PM ET.
The comments section is open now for your questions so feel free to post away and we’ll answer you when we log in on 2/3/16. Please remember, we want to encourage open communication and informative discussions but we also need to be respectful around the subject. What subject are we being respectful of? Not sure that this is needed – but maybe I’m missing something.
Looking forward to talking with you soon!
-Kerri & Angela