On Monday a father reached out to me because his 13 year old daughter is ‘really very talented in arts’, has a big interest in game development, and already wants to shadow persons in different roles for a day and learn more about the best academic/career directions she should follow.

It was so inspiring to see a dad encouraging his young daughter like this that I of course had to help out. After all, that is what we preach constantly is encouraging girls when they are young to consider video games and tech as options.

I want to thank Tracy Fullerton who immediately was on board with helping secure a tour (and potential visit of a class) at USC and Dan Maas who has introduced me to a colleague at Blizzard to see about a tour there.