Last night VMC attended the Women in Gaming dinner, hosted by Team Xbox. It was a fantastic event and featured four Microsoft speakers on a variety of gaming topics, starting with Microsoft’s Gaming for Everyone initiative (known as G4E) and ending with a great talk on Cloud Gaming.
We were pleasantly surprised to see a gaming area where you could demo HoloLens, which was fun to watch people experience for the first time, and included an inspiring talk about HoloLens by Jasmine Lawrence of Team Xbox. Aubrey Norris also gave an engaging talk about her work running PR for the Minecraft team – a dream job – after growing up in an impoverished coal mining town in Pennsylvania. She may be thousands of miles away from that town now, but the irony that coal is one of the key resources in Minecraft wasn’t lost on anyone!
The evening ended with Anandhi Bumstead, one of the engineers who helped build Azure, discussing the work that’s being done to create a gaming platform for the cloud. Microsoft is clearly working on some really great technology, and we’re excited to see these gaming initiatives and technologies grow. Thank you team Xbox for the invite!