Alum Bonnie Ruberg at Game Developer's Conference

25 Feb, 2019

Alum Bonnie Ruberg at Game Developer's Conference

BCNM alum and current UCI assistant professor, Bonnie Ruberg will present "What to Do When "Toxic Gamer Culture" Enters the Classroom" at the 2019 Game Developer's Conference. GDC will be in San Francisco from March 18-22. GDC brings together 28,000 attendees to exchange ideas and shape the future of the industry with five days of education, inspiration, and networking at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco.

From the presentation description

Recently, with the rise of what has been referred to as "toxic gamer culture," discrimination and harassment have become important issues for video games. Unfortunately, this toxicity is increasingly finding its ways into the classroom. It is common for game educators, especially women educators, queer educators, and educators of color, to encounter resistance and even hostility from students who insist that discussions of diversity have no place in their education. This talk breaks the silence about this widespread but largely unacknowledged problem in game education today and provides attendees with actionable techniques for thriving in the face of problematic student behavior.

Read more about the conference here.

Can't attend? Don't worry, we've got you covered! Bonnie will be presenting at BCNM's Commons Conversation's on March 18th. Check out the event details here!