Jobs in the Gaming Field

Advice from a Veteran of Electronic Arts and Zynga

On November 9 the AASCEND  Job Club hosts Serena Lam, General Manager for Endless Mobile Inc, a STEM-based product that inspires kids to code. In her current role, she oversees product management, design, engineering, and operations. 

Serena is a 16-year gaming veteran creating fun experiences for millions and millions of users. As a pre-IPO member of the social gaming pioneer, Zynga, she worked on multi-million revenue games such as Words with Friends and Farmville. She’s also an alumnus of the game giant, Electronic Arts, working with the legendary Will Wright on Spore and the ever-popular James Bond franchise.   

Serena holds a Masters in Entertainment Technology and Bachelors in Business from Carnegie Mellon University. In her spare time, she loves to exercise, hike, cook, and research about interior design. Come get an inside look at work in this fascinating field. Bring your questions, and needless to say, attendees on the spectrum will offer their experience and perspectives throughout the program. 

Who: Adults on the autism spectrum, families, mentors and professionals all welcome. For more information, please contact:
When: Sat Nov 9, 10am – noon
Where: The Arc of SF 1500 Howard St. @ 11th St. SF, CA 94103 map

Parking is sometimes available in the garage at 255 12th Street, with a reasonable flat rate for Saturdays. There is also metered street parking for $2.25/hr.

It’s Picnic Time Again!

It’s that time again! Join the festivities at AASCEND‘s annual potluck picnic in the park October 20—NOTE this year on a SUNDAY. All are welcome for an afternoon of informal socializing and games with our community. This year’s picnic will be held again at Hellman Hollow (formerly Speedway Meadow) in Golden Gate Park. We will have food and drink, but bring something to share if you can. No RSVP is necessary. Set-up begins at 11:00 AM.

AASCEND Picnic 2014
Sun Oct 20, Noon-3pm in Hellman Hollow GG Park ( X on map, tables to be announced)
              GG Park Map
These picnics are a lot of fun, and a good way to get to know our community if you are new. See you there!