kate russell

kate russell

‘Girls Don’t Game’ | Kate Russell | TEDxRoyalHolloway

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This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Statistically women have historically been underrepresented in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM fields). Kate's leading experience in the field of technology and gaming has given her a deep understanding of the gender gap that is currently present and how preconceived notions of gender roles must be re-examined to allow for greater diversity in the field. Kate Russell is a journalist, reporter and author who has been writing about gaming, technology and the Internet since 1995. Best known for weekly appearances on BBC technology programme 'Click', she is a frequent face on TV, radio and in magazines as a technology expert, with regular columns in The National Geographic Traveller and BBC Focus. She is author of two books; 'Working the Cloud', a business book about the internet and 'Elite: Mostly Harmless', her debut science fiction novel based in the gaming world of Elite, which achieved over 400% of its funding goal on Kickstarter. In addition, Kate speaks regularly at technology events and conferences and in schools and universities, inspiring the next generation of technologists. She is also very involved in UK and global policy meetings to help shape the way the internet is governed. For more information visit http://katerussell.co.uk/ About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)