Advance RSVP is available to Primary Entry badge types only. Walk-ups may be accepted on a first come, first served basis.
Mentor Sessions offer 15 minutes of one-on-one interaction with industry leaders and professionals from a variety of fields spanning interactive, film, and music.
Meeting with this Mentor is highly recommended if you’re interested in leadership development, problem solving, programming, art tools development, collaborating with artists, leading distributed teams, team building, effective communication, and career management.
Gracie Arenas Strittmatter is Technical Art Director at BioWare, a division of Electronic Arts (EA), in Austin, Texas. A 10-year veteran of the gaming industry, she works on Anthem and holds credits on multiple AAA titles including Star Wars: The Old Republic, Madden NFL, NBA Live, and Tiger Woods PGA Tour. She also enjoys working with students and professionals to help them find their passion, hone their skills, and unlock their leadership potential on creative projects. As the first female college graduate in her family, she advocates for the power of education and the value of women and minorities in tech. Gracie has volunteered with ACM SIGGRAPH for 16 years and currently serves as SIGGRAPH 2019 Real-Time Live! Chair. She is a Global Co-Chair for EA’s Hispanic/Latino Employee Resource Group and actively partners with EA University Relations to introduce students to careers in games.
You can see Gracie’s full bio on her speaker page.
Advance RSVP is only available for SXSW badges, however there will be two, 15-minute walkup session available per Mentor for SXSW Gaming wristbands.
Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.