July 26, 8:00am - 9:00am AEST. Hosted at The Commons Collingwood
part of a series on End
About the speaker
Lisy Kane is a videogames producer currently making waves in the industry. In 2017, Lisy was recognised by Forbes in its prestigious top 30 list: Forbes 30 Under 30 2017: Games. Ranked alongside the world’s best game makers, Lisy was the only Australian to make the who’s who of the global gaming industry.
In 2014, Lisy joined forces with four other digital professionals to co-found Girl Geek Academy with a mission to teach 1 million women to get into tech and launch their own startups by 2025. Girl Geek Academy is behind Australia’s first all-women hackathon, #SheHacks, and the world’s first hackathon for girls aged five to eight, #MissMakesCode. Lisy’s gaming industry insights have seen her curate and produce sell-out events for the academy, including #SheMakesGames 2015 – Australia’s first all-women game-making day – which was such a hit it has been made an annual event.
The global spotlight is never far away from Lisy, whose work at Melbourne game development studio, League of Geeks, includes internationally-released titles Armello (2015), Hand of Fate (2015) and Push Me Pull You (2016).
A role model for women working in the gaming industry, Lisy is in high demand on the speaker circuit for gaming, tech and STEM education forums.
The Commons, a collaboration between the Greater Milwaukee Committee’s Innovation in Milwaukee (MiKE) initiative and Startup Milwaukee, works to attract, develop and retain the brightest entrepreneurial and innovative minds in southeast Wisconsin through an entrepreneurial skills accelerator program to prepare college-level students for careers in the 21st century innovation economy.
In 1987, Billy Blue Creative (which blossomed from the infamous Billy Blue Magazine) decided to open a tiny design school to train creative folk who would eventually contribute to projects circling the design studio and creative department. A crowd of about four was expected. Sixty-six people enrolled and there was a long waiting list…
In essence, the college was created by industry for industry and we’ve been building on that concept in everything we cultivate. Since opening our college doors 25+ years back, Billy Blue College of Design has launched the careers thousands of graduate creatives and thought leaders, qualified and ready to make their mark in the design and creative industries.
When it comes to specialty coffee ST. ALi was one of the first, one of the pioneers; the ones who defined specialty coffee in Melbourne; and the ones who continue to push boundaries forward. Found down a back alley you have to know where to go to get to, since inception ST. ALi has been an industry leader in direct relationships with farmers, in-house roasting, expert coffee brewing, with a best-in-category food offering. We’re a stand-alone brand, unique, focused—and hard to replicate.
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Good morning people! It’s that time of the month coming to you on a Friday this month and we are back at The Commons. Collingwood. We are very excited to have Lisy Kane with us this month. Lisy is a videogames producer currently making waves in the industry. Co-founder of Girl Geek Academy with a mission to teach 1 million women to get into tech and launch their own startups by 2025. In 2017, Lisy was recognised by Forbes in its prestigious top 30 list: Forbes 30 Under 30 2017: Games. Ranked alongside the world’s best game makers, Lisy was the only Australian to make the who’s who of the global gaming industry.
Joining us on for the theme of ‘End’, Lisy will be looking to open up some doorways into the world of videogames and hoping to put an end to some stereotypes and assumptions. There are beautiful games to play, let’s talk about them! We can’t wait to see you all there.
Get there early for some fresh St Ali coffee, who are our newest sponsor will be serving up their incredible batch brew & tea to get your day started right along with our brekky croissants, all courtesy of our generous sponsors Billy Blue. We are also a parent and kid-friendly event so please feel free to bring along whoever you like! Croissants and coffee from 8 am. Lisy at 8:30 am.