PowerToFly Heard from Women Leaders in Gaming in London
PowerToFly was thrilled to co-host our second ever event in London on October 10th. For this special evening, we partnered with NaturalMotion to present an invite-only night for women in gaming and technology featuring women leaders and allies in gaming and interactive entertainment from NaturalMotion, BossAlien, Gram Games and Zynga.
Hosted by PowerToFly's Brinley Bruton, the evening kicked off with a keynotes address by Julian Widdows, Vice President, NaturalMotion before jumping into tech talks and discussion lead by:
Zynga Studios actively cultivate a culture of diversity, creativity, and growth in the pursuit of their core mission: Connecting the World Through Games. Named the #1 Mobile Games Company by PocketGamer in 2019.
About NaturalMotion & BossAlien: Our goal is to wow people with creativity and technology. We take pride in making titles that reach a large audience and in creating communities that last. In 2018, Zynga announced a multi-year licensing agreement with Disney to develop and publish new mobile games in the Star Wars™ universe. We're very proud and excited that our teams at our London and Brighton studios will help lead that charge. Winners of one of the Best Places To Work in the UK video games industry, at the Gamesindustry.biz Awards.
About Gram Games: We have one goal, and one passion: to have fun, and to turn that fun into top-notch games played by hundreds of millions of players around the world. Since our founding in 2012, we have worked to take that passion and build a company culture around it. With studios in both London and Istanbul, we joined the Zynga family in June 2018.
I have a friend whose discerning toddler refuses to eat her preschool lunch unless it's in a bento box. I get it; baby carrots are much more appealing when stacked in their little compartment than not. That made me think: when did adult lunchtime stop being fun? When did a soggy sandwich brought from home or a $12 bowl of greens, scarfed down in 10 minutes while scrolling through emails, come to define midday sustenance? Enter adult lunchables.
A Q&A with Netskope's Senior Engineering Manager May Yan
May Yan has spent most of her impressive decades-long engineering career in California, but I asked her to take me back to the beginning — to when she first moved to the Golden State from China to get her Master's Degree in Computer Engineering at Santa Clara University. Were there any challenges, I wondered, as she adjusted to life and corporate culture in the U.S.?
It's pretty common in your 20s and 30s to feel like you're treading water financially – dealing with the immediate bills and expenses and not thinking too far beyond the next year or two. But this is the ideal time to think about the financial objectives you want to achieve. The best rewards don't come without risks, and there's no better time to start setting goals and taking chances.
In an interview, it's hard to anticipate what questions an interviewer will ask, but there is one that they are guaranteed to ask every single time (and it may be the most important question of the interview): "Do you have any questions for me?"