Aashna Mago talks about the first Women in VR event in San Francisco that she helped organize on September 20th, 2015. There were over 200 people who attended the event that featured 13 women luminaries who are working in virtual reality, demos from Bay area start-ups, as well as brainstorming sessions about how to get more women into VR. Aashna talks about what gets her excited about getting more women interested within VR, and adding more diversity to the virtual reality field. Aasha has had an interesting path for getting into virtual reality that’s included teaching herself programming, taking a number of strategic mentorship positions, and studying computer science at Stanford University. She aspires to become a virtual reality engineer, get more involved with education using VR, and continue to evangelize VR to new users.
Check out a video of the first Women in VR event produced by Upload VR.
For more coverage of the first Women in VR meetup, be sure to check out these two articles. “The movement to get more women in VR” by Sophia Dominguez of AllThingsVR and “Virtual Reality is about to get very real for women” by investor Anarghya Vardhana.
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