At the beginning of August, I traveled out to L.A. to attend the SIGGRAPH 2017 conference. This conference concentrates on graphic design and computer animation. I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to discuss women in STEM fields.
Like many high tech industries, the graphics and animation fields are still underrepresented by women. I feel like every day there is a new article that comes out that discusses some of this disparity. SIGGRAPH, however, is fighting back against those stereotypes. The conference aims to bring more women into the industry. In fact, SIGGRAPH has a goal of 50% representation split between males and females by 2025. Continue reading