AnyKey’s first project was a workshop and panel organized for the first TwitchCon in September 2015.

This is the official description that was included in the TwitchCon program:

“Esports has grown tremendously in the last several years and its success can be tied to the rise of broadcast platforms like Twitch. While there are a many stories to be told about this growth, this panel will focus on the women who have helped build the esports scene. From players to team managers to those working in the game industry, women have been involved in competitive gaming since its earliest days.

 

This panel will invite key women in esports to talk about how they came to competitive gaming, their professional paths within it, and the possibilities and challenges in broadening future participation. Attendees will get a chance to learn about the history of women in e-sports, as well as ways they might get involved. Whether as fans, competitors, or industry professionals, attendees will learn about a variety of ways they can develop their passion for competitive gaming.”

Co-moderators:
T.L. Taylor, MIT
Morgan Romine, ESL

Panelists:
Kim Phan – Senior Manager, Esports at Blizzard
Amy Brady – Director of Global Events at Twitch
Rumay “Hafu” Wang – Hearthstone player for Cloud9
Rachel “Seltzer” Quirico – Esports Host