Games in Guildford with Kate & Ioana from Guildford-based Games Developer Mojiworks
This was a great chance for members to find out more about our local Games industry: what it’s like to work in a start-up like Mojiworks making social games; the wide variety of roles in the industry; what it takes to get a game out; how diversity is being encouraged & supported; & why we should all know about the Games Industry in Guildford, ‘The Hollywood of Video Games’.
Kate & Ioana have very kindly provided their presentation, if you would like to have a look. Kate has also very kindly provided a list of programmes, events & groups relevant to women in the games industry, as well as the local Guildford industry, which you can find here.
31/10/19: Half-term (no session)
Moving from To-do Lists to Dream Lists with Simona Hamblet, Leadership & Lifestyle Coach
Simona led us through a reflective session, encouraging us to formulate & think about our own personal goals. Amongst other things, we looked at what ‘should goals’ might be, how feeling overwhelmed might impact on our success & how to reflect on why we might not be as successful as we would like. Simona kindly provided participants with resources to continue the thinking started at this stimulating & thought-provoking session.
You can contact Simona via her website
Careers, Coffee & Chat
Following on from last term’s Careers sessions, members came together today to share their experiences of CV preparation, interviews & other challenges faced when applying for jobs.
If you’re preparing a CV, you may be interested in this article from CareerAddict on 143 of the best buzz words to include in CVs. You might also like to read this one from WORK180 UK on some thought-provoking interview questions & if you’re returning to the workplace after maternity leave, these three tips (which are also from WORK180_UK) may be of interest to you. If your job search isn’t going well & you feel like giving up, have a look at this advice from Hannah Martin, one of the founders of the Talented Ladies Club.
Getting to Grips with Canva, with Ash Green
Following on from the introductory session to Canva earlier this year, Ash provided members with a hands-on opportunity to discover how to create promotional or marketing materials such as posters & visual social media posts, quickly & easily, using Canva’s design templates.
You can see Ash’s presentation from our previous Canva workshop here:
2019 Canva introduction presentation
Open Doors at the Women’s Digital Club
Today, the Women’s Digital Club opened its doors to new members, speakers & anyone who wanted to come along & find out more about us. There was a lovely atmosphere; thank you to members for making the session so welcoming.
If you want to know more about us but couldn’t make it to this session, you’ll find us in the Makerspace room on the third floor of Guildford Library most Thursdays in term-time, between 10a.m. & midday.