October 10, 2012 · 6:30 PM
APEX Systems Offices
Due to the presidential debates, and the closing of I-25, we have decided that the best thing to do would be to reschedule this meetup for one week. Sorry for the inconvenience, and we look forward to seeing everyone there!
Gamification is the application of game design elements, thinking, and mechanics to non-game contexts. When done correctly, gamification untaps the hidden fun in your business to influence people for the better. Examples include everything from StackOverflow's points system to the profile completion meter on LinkedIn to the deeply integrated and addictive NFL.com "Fan Rewards" promotion.
In this presentation Matthew Reinbold will cover the basics of gamification including how it differs from games, the serious principals behind fun, and the deeper role points, leaderboards, and challenges play in motivating people. He'll then demonstrate how these concepts are applied across a number of industries in real-world examples. Finally, Matthew will demonstrate 'off-the-shelf' solutions for developers to get up and running quicker than you can say 'But our Princess is in another castle!'
Goodies and books provided by Adobe, Apex Systems and Accelebrate.
When you pull up to the building, please feel free to park in the lot or the covered parking adjacent to the building. When you pull in, you will be asked to take a ticket. By the time the meeting is over, the attendant has gone home and you will not be charged for parking there.
Matthew Reinbold is a Senior Applications Engineer at Placewise Media and Creative Principal at Vox Pop Design. He is not a fantasy football expert but plays one on the Internet ( @FakeExpertFF ). He also loves recreating that programming scene from Swordfish (http://youtu.be/cmR3wIBJZbk) in the hopes that one day it might actually work. It hasn't. He blogs at http://voxpopdesign.com/go.cfm and is a habitual retweeter at @libel_vox .