Speaking with a Creator: Game Dev Catt Small

We’ve just come right out of Black History Month, and we’re right into Women’s History Month. What a wonderful time to spotlight more creators in the nerdy and tech spaces! I wanted to interview someone very active and inspiring in the indie gaming scene, and a creator who quickly came to mind was Catt Small. She is a Black game developer from Brooklyn, known for putting together the Game Devs of Color Expo, Code Liberation, and speaking about diversity in the games industry.

Although she is very busy, I was able to get a bit of her time to ask her some questions. Check out the interview after the jump!

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Web Crush Wednesdays: Pixelles

When looking up timely topics for this blog, it’s extremely easy to get caught up in some U.S.-centrism. Such is the mindset one adapts when much of the online discourse is catered in our direction, intentionally or not. So this time I have a little something for our friends up North.

webcrush picTwo weeks ago, our very own BrothaDom wrote about the need for more women and people of color to get their hands in the coding industry—and all fields of technology, if I’m being blunt here. While he provided some examples of organizations who set out to right this wrong, they’re not necessarily accessible to everyone. One other group won’t increase the accessibility level by too much, but if if I can entice at least one person, I’ve done my job. So while the U.S. has Code Liberation and Black Girls Code, Montreal has the non-profit group Pixelles. And honestly, I haven’t heard such a cute name in a long time, so I’m already sold.

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