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May 31, 2021

To celebrate Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Zynga has been spotlighting some of our incredible AAPI-identifying employees throughout May. We recognize the important influence that the AAPI community has had on the history, culture, and achievements of our organization and the world, and are honoured to be sharing employees’ stories. We are wrapping up…

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May 21, 2021

To celebrate Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Zynga is spotlighting some of our incredible AAPI-identifying employees throughout May. We recognize the important influence that the AAPI community has had on the history, culture, and achievements of our organization and the world, and we are excited to share our employees’ stories. We are continuing our…

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May 13, 2021

To celebrate Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Zynga is spotlighting some of our incredible AAPI-identifying employees throughout May. We recognize the important influence that the AAPI community has had on the history, culture, and achievements of our organization and the world, and we are excited to share our employees’ stories. We are continuing our…

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May 7, 2021

To celebrate Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Zynga is spotlighting some of our incredible AAPI-identifying employees throughout May. We recognize the important influence that the AAPI community has had on the history, culture, and achievements of our organization and the world, and we are excited to share our employees’ stories. We are kicking off…

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April 8, 2021

Puzzle Combat, Zynga’s newest mobile match-3 action role-playing game (RPG) where players recruit heroes, build bases and compete in player-vs-player (PvP) battles in a zombie-themed setting is now available to players globally. In Puzzle Combat, players immerse themselves in battling enemies from the dangerous Dread Army with power-ups by creating unique match combinations.  To achieve…

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March 31, 2021

Throughout the month of March, Women at Zynga (WAZ) has hosted a series of virtual initiatives to honor Women’s History Month. Zynga’s commitment to women throughout the company is core to our mission every day, and this month provided us with the opportunity to further honor their accomplishments, contributions, resilience, and perspectives. In addition to…

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March 30, 2021

Zynga is continuing our celebration of Women’s History Month by spotlighting our female employees who work at our studios all around the globe. This week, we spoke with Sheetal Joshi, the HR Business Partner Director for the Casino Match team in Austin, Texas. As an HRBP Director, Sheetal thrives on making a positive impact on the…

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March 30, 2021

Throughout the month of March, Zynga has spotlighted some of the incredible women that work at our game studios around the world in honor of Women’s History Month. We are concluding the celebration with a feature on Maria Camenzuli, a Senior Software Engineer based out of Zynga’s Boss Alien studio in Brighton, England. As an…

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March 30, 2021

Zynga continues to celebrate Women’s History month as we spotlight some of the amazing women that work at our studios around the world. We are excited to feature Kate Stavola, the Senior Creative Director on the Words With Friends team! Kate has been working in the gaming industry for about 20 years. As an avid…

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March 30, 2021

Zynga continues our celebration of Women’s History Month by spotlighting some of the incredible women that work at our game studios around the world. We are thrilled to be featuring Ozge Agziemiz, a UI-UX Designer based out of our Casual Cards Studio in Istanbul, Turkey. Ozge’s passion for art and design started at an early…

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March 29, 2021

To celebrate Women’s History Month, Zynga is spotlighting some of the incredible women who work at our game studios around the world. We sat down with Miranda Smith, a Principal Software Engineer based in Carlsbad, California. Miranda has been a member of the Zynga family since 2012 when a previous company she worked at was…

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March 24, 2021

Holi is originally a Hindu festival termed “the festival of colors.” Today, this vibrant festival is celebrated by a variety of communities in India and throughout the world to celebrate the arrival of the spring season, the blossoming of love, and the opportunity to gather, play, and laugh with family and friends.  This year, Holi…

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March 19, 2021

Zynga’s celebration of Women’s History Month continues as we spotlight the stories of some of the amazing women who work at our global studios. We are excited to be featuring Bhagya Gopalakrishna, a Senior Software Engineer based out of our Bangalore studio in India. Bhagya has been with Zynga since 2012 and joined the team…

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March 19, 2021

Zynga’s Women’s History Month celebrations continue as we spotlight some of the talented and inspiring women that work at our studios across the globe. This week we are featuring Keisha Krainer, a Talent Operations Manager on the Global Recruiting team who joined our Toronto studio in 2019. Throughout the interview process, Keisha expressed that she…

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March 16, 2021

Zynga is continuing our celebration of Women’s History Month by spotlighting some of the magnificent women who work in all divisions of our business at our studios around the world. This week we spoke with Milica Denic, a Senior Producer on the CSR Racing team based out of Zynga’s Natural Motion studio in London. Milica…

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March 10, 2021

To honor Women’s History Month this March, Zynga is highlighting the stories of some of the amazing women who work at our game studios around the world. We spoke with Eveliina Aalto, a Graphic Designer based in our Small Giant studio in Helsinki. Having been drawing and creating characters since childhood, Eveliina always knew she…

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March 8, 2021

Zynga is continuing our celebration of Women’s History Month by spotlighting our female employees who work at our studios all around the globe. We spoke with Corey Harper, the Office Manager for the Casino Match team at our Chicago studio! Corey was introduced to Zynga right out of college and has been with us for…

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March 4, 2021

To celebrate Women’s History Month, Zynga is showcasing a number of our female employees from our studios all over the world throughout the month of March. We are kicking off our celebration with an introduction to Amy Oka-Shek, a Senior Manager on the Publishing team’s Demand Planning division. Based in Los Angeles, California, Amy has…

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February 25, 2021

To honor this year’s Black History Month, Zynga is spotlighting employees who work in all divisions of the business to make our community and products as inclusive and diverse as the people who play our games. We are excited to feature Aaliyah Sowards, a Revenue Accountant on our Finance team! Aaliyah joined Zynga in June…

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February 23, 2021

Zynga is continuing our celebration of Black History Month. This week, we spoke with Keith Bullock, a producer on the Hit It Rich! Slots team who is based out of our San Francisco office. Keith is an avid gamer who has been working at Zynga for almost 11 years. You may be curious as to…

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February 11, 2021

Throughout the month of February, Zynga is honoring Black History Month by spotlighting employees who work in all divisions of the business to make our products as inclusive and diverse as the people who play our games every day. This week, we spoke with Evette Love! Based in Zynga’s Chicago office, Evette is the Senior…

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February 3, 2021

At Zynga, we believe the world needs more young people to develop computer science skills. Only 3% of Black students learn computer science in high school or beyond. Currently, there are numerous structural and cultural barriers to young Black Americans choosing to focus on computer science. This Black History Month, let’s explore ways in which companies…

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January 12, 2021

Zynga is proud to announce that it has partnered with Grammy Award-winning artist, will.i.am, and the i.am Angel Foundation to help bring educational opportunities to underserved students across the country through Zynga’s newly formed Social Impact Fund.  Zynga’s Social Impact Fund is designed to provide social and charitable giving across industries and communities. The fund…

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November 23, 2020

Poornima Seetharaman, a game developer, entrepreneur, the leading lady behind ‘Farmville 2’, and a gamer herself, has entered the Global Hall of Fame for Women In Gaming. With 15-years dedicated to the craft and running her own gaming blog Drowlife, she’s currently the Lead Game Designer at Zynga Gaming, the brain behind games like Zynga Poker, CSR2, and…

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October 29, 2020

Rhett Lezama has been working in the gaming industry for almost 10 years and is a Senior Programmer on the CSR team in our London Natural Motion Studio. Holding a degree in computer science with a focus on games development, Rhett is passionate about his craft, and the teamwork and creativity that go into creating…

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October 29, 2020

NaturalMotion concludes its celebration of Black History Month this week with a profile on Esther Sodeke – Product Marketing Manager. She is a crucial part of the employee resource group, Black Zynga Union (BZU) and has also lead initiatives for NaturalMotion Education Outreach programme. Continue reading to learn more about Esther Sodeke’s career journey and her…

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October 14, 2020

Dan Joseph joined Zynga in 2014 and is NaturalMotion’s Senior Game Designer on the Racing franchise. With the support and growth opportunities provided by the design team, throughout the last six years Dan worked his way from QA Tester, to Designer, to Senior Game Designer. Dan says that being a game designer is heavily based…

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October 6, 2020

When Antonia Oguntokun joined NaturalMotion almost three years ago, she went through the culture shock of transitioning from a strictly corporate environment to the more fun, creative and laid back atmosphere within the colourful walls of our London studio.  Having always worked as an accountant, her transferable profession has opened her doors to the games…

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August 19, 2020

As a passionate and avid gamer, Ponappa was thrilled to begin his career with Zynga as a Product Manager at our Bangalore studio in 2015. Two years later, he transferred to our London studio where he currently works as a Lead Product Manager for the Action-Strategy group which comprises Dawn of Titans, Star Wars: Commander…

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August 12, 2020

Betty is BossAlien’s indomitable Art Director overseeing the Character Team. She brings deep experience and a keen perspective, gained over more than 11 years in the games industry, to keep all aspects of character concept, modeling, and animation on track and in top shape. Betty embodies BossAlien’s passion and values towards reflecting diverse inclusion across…

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August 10, 2020

Whitney’s Story When Whitney graduated from the University of Waterloo with a degree in computer engineering, she chose to build her career at Zynga because the company’s highly creative environment allowed her to combine her passion for both art and technology. She worked her way up from being a software engineer to a manager position,…

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July 27, 2020

Having joined Zynga in January 2020, James Nicholls is the General Manager of our new NaturalMotion Racing Studio in Birmingham. Throughout his 17 year gaming journey, James’ love for the game-making process and the entrepreneurial and team-oriented culture helped him advance from programmer, to designer, to creative director and finally, general manager. One of the…

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May 20, 2020

DISH: RIGATONI, SPICY SAUSAGE, BROCCOLI RABE By Melissa King Recipe can be made vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free Yield: 6 people 1 box – Large Rigatoni (Barilla Collezione works nice or any high-quality brand) 3 links – Hot or Regular Italian Sausage, remove casing, break up meat (Can omit and be vegetarian) 1 bunch – Broccoli Rabe…

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March 20, 2020

Heather Decker continues our celebration of Women’s History Month! Based in Zynga’s Chicago office, Heather joined the studio in 2013 from the small start up Spooky Cool Labs and is now a Production Lead on Game of Thrones™ Slots Casino overseeing a large team across more than six locations. In 2016 Heather founded Chicago’s Women…

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March 18, 2020

Since joining Zynga in 2009, Deepthi Menon has seen the radical growth in mobile gaming and been along for the ride inside Zynga’s ever evolving business. Beginning with Zynga in product development for titles like CityVille, YoVille and FishVille, then transforming Zynga India into a game studio powerhouse, Deepthi is now the Senior Vice President…

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March 13, 2020

Continuing Zynga’s honor of Women’s History Month, we would like to introduce Janice Lansing, the Senior Director of Business Operations for Zynga’s Casino Match division.  She joined Zynga after starting her career in finance at a pharmaceutical company, and was introduced to gaming through a position at Electronic Arts. Janice helps drive the operating performance…

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March 6, 2020

Zynga is happy to kick off celebrating #WomensHistoryMonth with an introduction to Whitney Mak, an engineering manager of the iconic game Words With Friends. Based in our Zynga Toronto office, Whitney joined the studio after working as an engineer at XMG Studio, Research In Motion, and ionGrid, Inc. She is deeply involved in Women At…

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February 25, 2020

Zynga concludes its celebration of Black History Month this week with a profile on Esther Sodeke, a Product Marketing Coordinator in Zynga UK. Esther recently graduated from De Montfort University and joined Zynga studios within the NaturalMotion team, focusing on work with the CSR2 team. She is a part of the employee resource group, Black…

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February 19, 2020

Zynga continues its celebration of Black History Month this week with Robert Hamiter. He is based in our San Francisco office as a Quality Assurance Analyst. Born in Philadelphia and raised in Los Angeles, Rob is an avid gamer who has enjoyed the growth and creativity of the video game industry over the years. What…

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February 12, 2020

This month, Zynga is celebrating Black History Month by spotlighting employees who work in all divisions of the business to make our products as inclusive and diverse as the people who play and engage with our games every day. This week we spoke with Tracey Thomas! Based in Zynga’s Austin office, Tracey oversees Zynga’s Learning…

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February 7, 2020

This month, Zynga is celebrating Black History Month by spotlighting employees who work in all divisions of the business to make our products as inclusive and diverse as the people who play and engage with our games every day. Kicking off our employee spotlight is Ian Osawaye! Ian is based out of Zynga’s Toronto office…

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