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Wednesday, April 10


Welcome to the Womenize! Games and Tech

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Jenni Wergin

Funding Manager Games, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg
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Lena Alter

COO, Booster Space
After finishing her diploma in sociology in Marburg Lena went to Berlin to look after the submissions for the DCP, furthermore she was working for the GAME e.V as head of office. Next to her position as business administration for Wargaming Europe over the year, she became freelancing... Read More →

Wednesday April 10, 2019 11:00am - 11:15am
Palais in der Kulturbrauerei Schönhauser Allee 36, 10435 Berlin


Workshop: Polish and Optimize Your Portfolio
Limited Capacity seats available

In this workshop you will be guided on how to design and optimize your portfolio! Online presence is important and especially in the games and tech industry, but it's not that easy. We want to help you to build a portfolio which you can identify with and looks professional.

Our workshop hosts Klemens and his colleague will go through your material and give you in depth insights. They are open for all your questions and very eager to help you come to results. For the workshop it would be perfect, if you could bring whatever you have so far, so that Klemens and his colleague have a base/foundation to work on with you.

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Klemens Reckfort

Level Designer, Jo-Mei
During his Apprenticeship in Mechatronic Engineering Klemens discovered his passion for Level and Game Design, which led him to successfully apply to  the game design studies at the HTW Berlin. After his graduation in 2017, he worked as a freelancing Game and Level Designer for Wonderkind... Read More →

Wednesday April 10, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm
Workshop Raum im Palais Schönhauser Allee 36, Berlin, Deutschland


A Personal Journey through more than a Decade in Esports
Rachel is an absolute veteran in the industry with more than 10 years experience as an eSports host. But what does that actually mean? What can we learn from games and cooperative play? What is about diversity in the business and does it change? Those are just some of the questions Rachel will answer while talking about her personal journey and how the industry has changed.

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Rachel "Seltzer" Quirico

Event Host/ Interviewer/ MC, Cyber Solution Agency
Rachel "Seltzer" Quirico entered esports as a competitive gamer in 2006 and made the pivot to on-camera presenting in 2008. She has emceed tournaments and international championships for Player Unknown's Battlegrounds, StarCraft 2, League of Legends, Counter-Strike, Overwatch and... Read More →

Wednesday April 10, 2019 11:15am - 12:00pm
Palais in der Kulturbrauerei Schönhauser Allee 36, 10435 Berlin


"How to grow a pair as a woman." A female view on courage.

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Sarah Noack

Owner, Rebel Recruiting
Sarah is an entrepreneur and has a background in marketing and advertising, a MA in Psychology, is a certified Coach and yoga teacher. As the owner of Rebel Recruiting her humble aim is to revolutionize recruitment, bring it back down to earth and turn it into a field of authenticity... Read More →

Wednesday April 10, 2019 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Palais in der Kulturbrauerei Schönhauser Allee 36, 10435 Berlin


Building Bridges & Putting Out Fires: Community Management in Games

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Carolin Wendt

Community Manager, CD Projekt RED
Carolin started working in the games industry in 2015. For four years, she has been responsible for the submission process as part of the award committee of the German Video Game Awards, organized jury meetings and planned projects and events. In January 2019, she joined CD Projekt... Read More →

Wednesday April 10, 2019 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Palais in der Kulturbrauerei Schönhauser Allee 36, 10435 Berlin


Managing Teams, Startups and Family
Combining family and work can be a tough challenge, especially in the games and tech industry. All of our panelists are either founders of their own company or in a leading position responsible for big teams. But they are also parents.

Together they will share their mixed experiences and have a discussion about challenges and prejudices they encountered. Furthermore, they will  give tips on how to manage companies, teams and a family at the same time.

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Johannes Kristmann

Independent Game Developer, Maschinen-Mensch
Johannes Kristmann spent more than 8 years in the AAA-Industry and worked on “SpecOps: The Line” or Dead Island 2 as an Artist, Leveldesigner and Gamedesigner. In 2014 he decided to leave the mainstream business and co-founded the Berlin based independent games studio Maschinen-Mensch... Read More →
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Ulrike Supa-Kunkel

Product Head, InnoGames
Almost a decade in the games industry, Ulrike Supa-Kunkel has worked in various games companies and is experienced in all stages of the product life cycle, from production to live ops. As Product Head at InnoGames she is responsible for the creation and execution of product strategies... Read More →
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Nellie Garcia

CEO & Founder, Ellistra
My name is Nellie Garcia. I am 31 year-old and I have a 6-month daughter, called Zoé. After completing two Master Degrees in Business Management, I worked for large corporations in Düsseldorf. In 2015, I had the opportunity to work as an Associate in the first techstars METRO accelerator... Read More →

Wednesday April 10, 2019 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Palais in der Kulturbrauerei Schönhauser Allee 36, 10435 Berlin


Lunch Break
Time to grab some coffee!

Wednesday April 10, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Palais in der Kulturbrauerei Schönhauser Allee 36, 10435 Berlin


Workshop - Networking and Self Management
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop will equip you with some simple but important strategies on how to effectively organize yourself. Topics to be covered include time management, separation of business and private life, networking basics for introvert and timid talents.

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Ruth Lemmen

Project & Event Management, Consultancy, Freelance
Ruth Lemmen is co-founder of Womenize! Games and Tech, an action program fostering diversity in digital industries. Ruth is an experienced project and event manager and also working as a systemic coach for individuals and companies alike. Ruth has strong networking abilities and her... Read More →

Wednesday April 10, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Workshop Raum im Palais Schönhauser Allee 36, Berlin, Deutschland


How to Lead a Team in the Gaming Industry and Stay (Mostly) Sane
"How did you become Head of GamePro?" is a question Rae has to answer quite frequently. In her talk, she's looking back on almost a decade in video game journalism, what it means to be a woman in the industry, and how she manages a team across different locations.

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Rae Grimm

Head of GamePro.de, GamePro
Rae Grimm studied Fotodesign but decided to swap pictures for words and write about video games fulltime in 2011. Since 2016 she's Head of GamePro.de, Germany’s leading website specialized on console gaming. That includes much less writing and a lot more managing, including leading... Read More →

Wednesday April 10, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Palais in der Kulturbrauerei Schönhauser Allee 36, 10435 Berlin


Working as and with an Influencer - An Insight from two Perspectives

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Jasmin "Saftiges Gnu"

Youtuber, Saftiges Gnu
To be successful in the Youtube Gaming sphere is tough, it is even tougher if you are a woman. Saftiges Gnu took up the challenge and worked to become the most important female gamer in Youtube germany. She accomplished this with her creativity and humor and not falling into stereotypes... Read More →
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Nadine König

Talent & Network Manager, allyance Network
Nadine König decided about three years ago to follow her passion and joined the gaming sphere. Since then she redefined the talent management at the entertainment youtube network allyance, Germany's first gaming youtube network. Now she is leading an ambitious team and also develops... Read More →

Wednesday April 10, 2019 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Palais in der Kulturbrauerei Schönhauser Allee 36, 10435 Berlin



Wednesday April 10, 2019 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Palais in der Kulturbrauerei Schönhauser Allee 36, 10435 Berlin


“Casually Hardcore” - How “Casual Game” and “Hardcore Game” are Outdated Terms
In the beginning…there was Pong. And it was very casual indeed. Or...was it the very core of a hardcore shooter?
Let’s dive into a history lesson of gaming and discover where popular terms have lost relevance. We'll clear some cobwebs and challenge the established.
What are these different game styles really about and which questions should you ask yourself when you’re working on your game design? How do you make sure you engage the right audience and what do they truly value?

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Martine Spaans

Owner, Tamalaki.com
Martine Spaans started her career in online gaming over a decade ago and has worked for well-known companies like Spil Games and Ubisoft before setting up her own Casual Gaming company. She has worked with more than 1000 developers and has taught herself a good understanding of gamers... Read More →

Wednesday April 10, 2019 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Palais in der Kulturbrauerei Schönhauser Allee 36, 10435 Berlin


Wednesday April 10, 2019 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Palais in der Kulturbrauerei Schönhauser Allee 36, 10435 Berlin


Company Introductions
It's time to welcome our awesome recruiters and exhibitors on the stage.

Wednesday April 10, 2019 5:00pm - 5:15pm
Palais in der Kulturbrauerei Schönhauser Allee 36, 10435 Berlin


Recruitment & Networking
Get in touch with inspirational people, introduce yourself to exciting companies from the digital industries and have a drink.

Wednesday April 10, 2019 5:15pm - 8:00pm
Palais in der Kulturbrauerei Schönhauser Allee 36, 10435 Berlin