Brianna Wu

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Brianna Wu
Brianna Wu photo shoot prep.jpg
Wu in 2015
Born (1977-07-06) July 6, 1977 (age 42)[1][2]
West Virginia, United States
NationalityAmerican
OccupationCEO of Giant Spacekat, software engineer[3][4][5]
Known forCommentary on issues related to women in gaming
Spouse(s)Frank Wu

Brianna Wu (born July 6, 1977) is an American video game developer and computer programmer.[6] She co-founded Giant Spacekat, an independent video game development studio.[7] She is also a blogger and podcaster on matters relating to the video game industry.

Wu unsuccessfully ran against incumbent Stephen F. Lynch in Massachusetts for the 8th district for the U.S. House of Representatives in 2018.[8][9] Wu has begun a second campaign for the 2020 election.[10]

References[change | change source]

  1. Spacekatgal (6 July 2015). "Today is my birthday. A year ago, we'd just shipped R60 - and I was looking forward to a less stressful year. Then Gamergate happened" (Tweet). Retrieved 3 September 2018.
  2. Spacekatgal (22 July 2018). "I'm 41, jerkface" (Tweet). Retrieved 3 September 2018.
  3. Orlando, Alexandra (November 9, 2016). "Interview with Brianna Wu". First-Person Scholar. University of Waterloo Games Institute & IMMERSe. Retrieved November 26, 2016.
  4. Mantilla, Karla (August 31, 2015). Gendertrolling: How Misogyny Went Viral. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO. p. 255. ISBN 9781440833182.
  5. Teitell, Beth; Borchers, Callum. "GamerGate anger at women all too real for gamemaker". Boston Globe. Boston Globe Media Partners, LLC. Retrieved November 26, 2016.
  6. Brianna Wu, post 7 December 2017. Accessed 13 December 2017.
  7. Starr, Michelle (July 30, 2014). "Revolution 60: A game by and about badass women". CNet. Retrieved October 12, 2014.
  8. LeBlanc, Steve (December 23, 2016). "After online threats, gaming engineer plans run for Congress". WJTV. Media General. Retrieved December 27, 2016.
  9. "Massachusetts Primary Election Results". The New York Times. New York Times. September 6, 2018. Retrieved October 21, 2018.
  10. Dewey, Eliza (2019-04-10). "Experts Debate Warren's Big Tech Break-Up Idea". WGBH-TV. Retrieved 2019-06-30.