Join Jerry Nixon, Developer Evangelist for Microsoft and Denise Novosel, Staffing Director at Microsoft, Interactive Entertainment Division. Denise talks about the Women in Gaming Awards Luncheon at GDC, which celebrates the success of women in the gaming industry. Tune in and learn how Women in Gaming provide a great forum for community, outreach, networking and an option to give back to the community. Develop for Windows Phone 7.5 and Xbox Live Indie Games .
As the Staffing Director for Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment Business, Denise Novosel is responsible for leading recruitment for Microsoft entertainment business; Think Xbox and Kinect! Denise joined Microsoft's Staffing organization nearly 8 years ago, bringing with her 10+ years of Staffing expertise in the technology space. Throughout her tenure with Microsoft, she has built a world class staffing organization and played a critical role in shipping XBOX360 and Kinect. In addition, Denise is credited for helping build the Halo 3™ team. Before joining Microsoft, Denise held leadership roles with both a start-up entertainment product development organization and a major financial services organization. In addition, she has worked for a consulting firm and spent time as an independent consultant.
Jerry Nixon is a Microsoft Developer Evangelist in Colorado. He has been developing and designing on the Microsoft platform for 15 years. He speaks at universities, events and groups on Kinect, XAML, Windows Phone, and Windows 8. Most of Jerry's days are spent teaching his three daughters Star Trek character backstories and episode plots.
Denise Novosel and Jerry Nixon recommend you check out
- Women in Gaming Community on Facebook
- Careers in Gaming and entertainment
- Childs Play Charity
- Jerry Nixon's blog
- Follow Jerry on Twitter