Cecily Carver

About Me

I’m a software developer for Bento Box Projects who also co-runs the video game development organization Dames Making Games Toronto with the inspiring Jennie Faber.

With Dames Making Games Toronto (founded in 2012), I've helped to build a thriving women-led community of engaged video game developers and enthusiasts. We run monthly socials, game jams, skill-building workshops, and multi-week development programs, most of which target women who are passionate about building games and want to further develop their skills. Nearly one hundred women, frequently from non-technical backgrounds, have built video games for the first time with us. Some of our most successful programs so far have included Jeuxly (summer 2012), No-Jam (fall 2012 and 2013), and Feb Fatale (winter 2013 and 2014). 

After graduating with a degree in Computer Science from the University of Alberta, I worked as a software developer for several years in Toronto and NYC with Infusion Development. As a full stack .NET consultant, I worked on projects for Barclays Capital, Re/MAX Canada, Travelport, and others. My current work with Bento Box primarily involves web development with the Daimio framework.

In addition to helping other people make games, sometimes I make games of my own. You can see a few examples over on the Games and Projects page.

One of my biggest passions is opera. I maintained an opera blog called All Time Coloratura and from 2010 to early 2013 I worked as a digital and social media professional with the Canadian Opera Company

Since then, I’ve made a few other games with a special emphasis on arts and theatre promotion. Space Age Bachelor Man was created to help promote the Canadian indie musical Ride the Cyclone, and Save a Pinko was created for Praxis Theatre’s Jesus Chrysler.

Aside from opera and games, I enjoy literature, dancing, and playing the piano. I'm also nursing an obsession with fragrance and perfume. While I was born in British Columbia and raised mostly in Alberta, I’ve been a proud Torontonian for nearly a decade. I live in the Annex with my partner, Dave.

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