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Eighty-two per cent of people currently working in Australia's video game industry are men, despite them making up only half of all consumers in what is currently a $3 billion market. In response to this staggering gender disparity, and demand from women wanting to increase their skills in a welcoming environment, Australia's first all-woman game jam "hackathon" will be held in April.

#SheHacksGames is the brainchild of Girl Geek Academy, and co-founder Lisy Kane - an undeniable force for creating positive change in the world of video games.

Five brilliant STEM professionals make up Girl Geek Academy, enabling and supporting coding and hackathons, 3D printing and wearables, game development, design, entrepreneurship and startups - all with the aim to get more women in tech, women in games, women who make, female designers and female founders.

Girl Geek Academy has been kicking big goals - and career education giant General Assembly noticed. In a new collaboration, they are launching a $15,000 Web Development Immersive Scholarship to kickstart one woman's career as a developer.