Makerspace methodologies to highlight hidden stories of women in early games design

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Students and workshop facilitators: Brock Craft. Walter Jensen, and Pernille Bjørn for HCDE directed research group on Atari Women, Spring break 2019

AtariWomen research served as the underlying design challenge, when 18 students from University of Washington participated in a Spring break makerspace directed research group. The results includes the AtariWomen artefacts which will be displayed at Living Computers on May 16th 2013 in Seattle.

Atari Women @HCDE Conference

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Friday, March 1st 2019 was the first event where we presented Atari Women publicly. We told the story about Atari Women, demonstrated our prototype of Atari Women re-mixed Pac Man game, and exhibit our signed game cartridges of Atari games made by women.

Rebecca Heineman is the worlds first e-sport champion

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You can see Rebecca' signed Space Invaders game at Comic Con, Emerald City, Friday March 14th 2019
Rebecca’ signed Space Invaders game at Comic Con, Emerald City, Friday March 14th 2019

Rebecca Heineman became the worlds first e-sport champion, when she won the Atari national championship in Space Invaders in 1980 only 17 years old – in the last 39 years she has developed 275 games and is currently working one 3 new original games! Rebecca also known as BurgerBetty will be on the Atari women Panel at Emerald City Comic Con March 2019 in Seattle. Help us celebrate #atariwomen at #ECCC & submit a question or topic we should discuss #donebaileymadecentipede #ESportChampionRebecca