Published on May 5, 2015
Small is a game developer and product designer who currently works at
SoundCloud. In this important talk, Catt describes Code Liberation, a
group devoted to teaching women how to code, and emphasizes the
significance of having women become more prominent in game development.
is a game maker, product designer, and developer. She is currently
making awesome things at Sound Cloud. She has done design work for
companies of all sizes including Bedrocket, NASDAQ OMX, and Scholastic.
She started coding at the age of 12, designing at the age of 15, and
graduated from SVA with a BFA in Graphic Design in 2011.
Catt also makes
video games with Brooklyn Gamery and Buttered Toast Studios; organizes
events for Tech Under Thirty; teaches game development with The Code
Liberation Foundation; and draws comics. She is currently completing an
MS in Integrated Digital Media at the NYU Polytechnic School of
You can follow her @cattsmall on Twitter and read her blog
This talk was given at a TEDx event using
the TED conference format but independently organized by a local
community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx