Chicago's Gender Minorities in Game Development

Our goal is to foster gender diversity in the video games industry. We’re creating positive change through a variety of events, workshops, and advocacy programs.

Join 100+ members on Meetup.com

Discover like-minded friends for networking, panels, game jams, and more. Membership is limited to women and non-binary applicants.

We made a game jam to celebrate Mothers!

Over 20 Friends of Voxelles made games the week before Mother’s Day and we’re excited to share them! A million thanks to our sponsor Microsoft and our host Indie City Co-op for supporting this event.

We’re on the YouTube

Our escapades amounted to some local news coverage!

Current Leadership

Co-founder and Director

Jamie Sanchez

Jamie is a community leader, WordPress developer, graphic designer, and advocate for game developers in the Chicagoland area. Beyond Voxelles, she’s an organizer and co-founder for the alternative game festival Bit Bash, and she manages game dev resources ChicagoMakesGames.com and IndieBoothcraft.com.



Jess Glass

Jess is a QA tester with a passion for community organizing and advocacy in and around the game development community. Outside of the Voxelles, she is on a Star Wars podcast and is passionate about media studies, specifically fan studies and the way movements form around media.


Future Volunteer


We’re searching for the right volunteers to help create an impactful organization and host successful events. Please contact us for more details!

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Voxelles is tax-exempt organization sponsored under The Chicago Foundation for the Interactive Arts, a 501(c)3 nonprofit.