It's Kiala again! I have an opportunity to speak at GDC this year and it's really important to me personally (as it's for Intel chosen scholars for the IGDAF) as well as for my career.
I was recently downsized at my previous job (super bummer - no fault of my own) but came out swinging and found a new, amazing job. Unfortunately, in the interim, all our money had to go to rent so now I can't afford to get to SF and at this late date tickets are $$$. I believe I can find friends to stay with so it's just the tickets and pocket money I need.
If you can donate to this, that would be wonderful. My proposal is this: for any money I receive I will donate it to the Oregon Humane Society once I begin getting paidafter the end of March. If you can't donate, I completely understand and am just thankful for all the support you've given me in the past. I received some criticism doing a Go Fund Me before so asking for this is very risky for me.
For this reason, I would like to stress that this is for WORK reasons - not to party. I will have no time for parties. Only the mentor speaking engagement and some career networking. Here are links to the Foundation and the scholars I will be speaking to as a mentor. http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/company-overview/diversity-at-intel.htmlhttp://foundation.igda.org/2015-igdaf-intel-scholars/
Thank you again for your friendship and support. <3