Honey P. Rosenbloom is the executive director of Friendship Garden, an organization that supports developers from historically marginalized community with resources. A software developer themself, Honey believes in games as a gentle, playful, and sustainable way for players to connect with each other and themselves. Honey is also a founding member of the Alphabet Workers Union, consisting of and representing employees of Google and its parent company.
In this podcast, Honey and I chat about how to get diverse developers the media and recognition they deserve; how Friendship Garden supports developers with scholarships to attend GDC; what a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) does; the power of unions to encourage moral business practices; what a master’s degree in entertainment technology entails; the contrasts in Kentucky Route Zero; and Kickstarter’s use of blockchain technology.
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