Diversity Scholarship Brought to you By I Need Diverse Games

A sylized game controller made of a rainbow, the text next to it reads "I need Diverse Games" For the third year in a row we’re pleased to announce a partnership with the phenomenal organization “I Need Diverse Games” to help cover the costs of diverse applicants in their attempts to make it to Vector 18! The scholarship helps cover ticket admission costs for any participants who would like to come, and we hope that this eases the pathway for anyone who is on the fence about attendance.

From the I Need Diverse Games website:

I Need Diverse Games via all associated platforms and members; including but not limited to: twitter, Facebook, Google+,  and other mediums seeks to bring projects, works and research by marginalized folks to light. We also seek to discuss, analyze and critique identity and culture in video games through a multi-faceted lens rooted in intersectionality

We are very excited to once again be working with an organization that seeks to promote underserved and marginalized voices in the game industry. If you, or anyone you know of, is interested in coming to Vector 2018 and doesn’t yet have a ticket please let us know at vector@runjumpdev.org.

Vector 2018 is coming April 20-21, 2018! Our first day is a student day focused on education and learning for new developers, and our second day is focused on more learned developers. Tickets are available for purchase at Eventbrite now so be sure to get yours.

Sponsorship Announcement: I Need Diverse Games

We are super excited to announce returning event sponsor I Need Diverse Games! With their help, we’ll be offering a diversity scholarship for our 2-Day badges. We’re excited to sponsor diverse individuals in the community and to bring their voices to the conference.

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Their info:

We are dedicated to helping those that want to bring more diversity to the art of gaming. We will do this by sponsoring attendance at diverse gaming conventions, promoting those that are making diverse games, indie projects and presenting on the topics of diversity in gaming at conventions. One of our goals is to have more articles, to pay people for their contributions, and to do more tangible things for the community.

We also want to help others get to conventions, share their work if funding is an issue. We would love your support to send aspiring game devs to conventions like GDC, IGDA events in their city, GeekGirlCon, HavenCon, GaymerX, and other places where gaming and diversity are parts of the conversation. We want to do this by highlighting work by marginalized, underrepresented people in the industry, getting their voices heard and their work seen be it a game, articles, etc.

Find out more about I Need Diverse Games at their website or follow them on Twitter!

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Haven’t grabbed your ticket yet? Go ahead and grab your ticket at our EventBrite here. If you want to apply for one of the diversity scholarships, just email us at vector@runjumpdev.org, or contact us through the contact form at the bottom of the page.

Sponsor Announcement – ChoreMonster

We here at Vector are super pleased to present our newest Bronze level sponsor – the folks at ChoreMonster!

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ChoreMonster is a suite of web and mobile apps that aims to make chores fun for parents and kids. Kids can earn points by completing chores that they can turn in for real life rewards like ice cream, an hour of Xbox, or even a canoe trip. Parents can enjoy a simple, hassle-free, digital system that takes the tension out of family chores.

We’re incredibly excited to have ChroreMonster join us for this event, and we look forward to hearing more about their company!

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Tickets are currently on sale for the upcoming Vector conference, and we have  a pretty amazing line-up of guest speakers and workshops this year. If you or your company is interested in becoming a sponsor of Vector, please contact us.

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