Today, Sumo Group announces its partnership with Code Coven – the first global games industry accelerator for underrepresented talent
The organisation, which provides marginalised developers with the skills and confidence needed to thrive in the games industry. This includes opening up safe educational spaces fortrans/cis women, trans men, nonbinary and gender-non conforming people.The partnership will see Sumo Group contributing to participating in workshops, events, Q&As and helping to raise awareness of Code Coven’s initiatives and projects. The Group will also subsidise the Sparks Masterclass enabling participants to learn at no financial cost to themselves.
Leon Killin (He/Him), Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Manager at Sumo Group, said: “Sumo Group is committed to investing in the future of the games industry and by partnering with organisations such as Code Coven, we’re able to work towards enduring diversity and creating an environment where all feel safe, welcome and represented.
“We’re proud to be a workplace that celebrates difference, encourages collective growth and education, and is somewhere everyone can take their first, next or further step in the games industry.”
Stephanie Clayton, COO of Code Coven says "Our Sparks series focuses on developers who are looking to up-skill and take their work to the next level. Sparks is more than just a course - it really enables developers to kickstart new career paths and opportunities to venture out on their own. Partnering with Sumo Group is another great step in helping us to power another course to educate even more developers, and I can't wait to see where this partnership takes us."
Code Coven is the third EDI partner announced by Sumo Group this year as the company continues to work towards a more diverse and inclusive industry. The company is a platinum sponsor of industry mentor scheme Limit Break, a partner of Into Games, a non-profit who support people on their journey in developing skills and confidence to thrive in games, the Group will continue supporting long-term partners Women in Games, Ahead Partnership and Mission Gender Equality (through the 30% Club) through 2022.
Further information about Code Coven can be found here.