Zoë Sams is a Tools Programmer, and a member of the Board of Directors for IGDA Scotland. Her passion lies in combining art and code, and she is a strong believer that networking and diversity can only strengthen the games industry and push us to continue creating fresh, innovative content. This year, Zoë was awarded a place on Develop’s 30 Under 30 list for her work as a STEM Ambassador.
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