Stem in Gaming

August 15, 2020

This unique online virtual conference + exhibit will tell stories of Latinx professionals in the Video Game and Tech sector to inspire and encourage Latinx youth to pursue opportunities in STEM. Our panels and featured speakers will explore the Video Game industry from the lens of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Latinx students are currently the largest minority group in the public school system, but they score lower than the national averages on math and science achievement tests and enroll at significantly lower levels. Latinx students are underrepresented in undergraduate and graduate STEM programs and are not sufficiently exposed to STEM subjects at the K -12 Levels.

Panels

Paths of Education

Speaker: Alix Reyna

Speaker: Felipe Alfonso

Speaker: Cuahtémo Marquez

Paths of Education

Speaker: Alix Reyna

Speaker: Felipe Alfonso

Speaker: Cuahtémo Marquez

Speakers

Alix Reyna

Alix is a PM with a focus on operations & logistics. She got her start in the world of Esports, first as a content collaborator for ESLA, and later as a logistics guru for Riot Games in the LATAM region.

Felipe Alfonso

Felipe is a self-taught programmer from Chile with 12 years of experience on mobile, web and console development. He’s currently working at Globant as part of a team that helps optimize AAA games for current and next-gen consoles.

Cuahtémo Marquez

Cuahtémo is a producer, game designer, and born-and-raised Angeleno. Their work aims to bring a queer, decolonized lens to interactive media and science fiction. Cuahtémo has worked on visual novels, RPGs, and even robots! Their favorite thing in the world is their lil black cat Romero.

Alix Reyna | @sardosardinas

Alix is a PM with a focus on operations & logistics. She got her start in the world of Esports, first as a content collaborator for ESLA, and later as a logistics guru for Riot Games in the LATAM region.

Felipe Alfonso | @bitnenfer

Felipe is a self-taught programmer from Chile with 12 years of experience on mobile, web and console development. He’s currently working at Globant as part of a team that helps optimize AAA games for current and next-gen consoles.

Cuahtémo Marquez | @altermundos

Cuahtémo is a producer, game designer, and born-and-raised Angeleno. Their work aims to bring a queer, decolonized lens to interactive media and science fiction. Cuahtémo has worked on visual novels, RPGs, and even robots! Their favorite thing in the world is their lil black cat Romero.