Making Space—Andrea Gonzales

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
7:00pm to 8:00pm

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The title screen of the video game Tampon Run. Text reads: "Tampon Run, Press SHIFT"

When

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Add to calendar 10/13/2020 19:00 10/13/2020 20:00 Making Space—Andrea Gonzales <p>Andrea Gonzales is the co-creator of the video game&nbsp;Tampon Run&nbsp;and co-author of the book&nbsp;Girl Code: Gaming, Going Viral, and Getting it Done.&nbsp;Andrea developed&nbsp;Tampon Run —&nbsp;a game that confronts the menstrual taboo — with Sophie Houser at a Girls Who Code summer camp while still in high school. The game received international recognition and was reported on in TIME, Teen Vogue, Fast Company and many others. Andrea will discuss&nbsp;Tampon Run’s viral success and her journey since then, including her continued advocacy for marginalized identities in tech.&nbsp;Andrea is a recent graduate of UNC Chapel Hill and Duke University, where she was a Robertson Scholar, and has just assumed a new position as a software&nbsp;engineer at Microsoft.&nbsp;</p> <p>Andrea Gonzales' talk is part of the Making Space series, which is sponsored in part by the Eastman University Engagement Fund. Special thanks to NC State Women in Science and Engineering (WISE), which is partnering with the Libraries on this program.</p>

Where

Virtual

About This Event

Andrea Gonzales is the co-creator of the video game Tampon Run and co-author of the book Girl Code: Gaming, Going Viral, and Getting it Done. Andrea developed Tampon Run — a game that confronts the menstrual taboo — with Sophie Houser at a Girls Who Code summer camp while still in high school. The game received international recognition and was reported on in TIME, Teen Vogue, Fast Company and many others. Andrea will discuss Tampon Run’s viral success and her journey since then, including her continued advocacy for marginalized identities in tech. Andrea is a recent graduate of UNC Chapel Hill and Duke University, where she was a Robertson Scholar, and has just assumed a new position as a software engineer at Microsoft. 

Andrea Gonzales' talk is part of the Making Space series, which is sponsored in part by the Eastman University Engagement Fund. Special thanks to NC State Women in Science and Engineering (WISE), which is partnering with the Libraries on this program.

Contact Information

Marian Fragola
919-513-3481

Admission

Free and open to the public. Please register from the link on the description.

Accessibility

If you require a disability-related accommodation to participate in this event, such as captioning, please contact Marian Fragola at marian_fragola@ncsu.edu or 919-513-3481 to arrange services. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs​.