Get Your Game On!

  • June 11, 2012 · 7:00 PM
  • Yahoo! Santa Monica

Did you know Gamification can have a huge impact of employee performance? Enterprise Gamification is one of the hottest topics today, so we are delighted to announce that Mario Herger will be with us for our May event. Join us to find out how real-time-feedback can solidify learning or provide an opportunity for change in your organization. Learn about important techniques of transparency such as leaderboards, newsfeeds, progress bars, badges and more!


Mario Herger is a Senior Innovation Strategist at SAP Labs in Palo Alto, California and global head of the Gamification Initiative at SAP. He has worked in the past as developer, development manager, architect, product manager and other roles on a series of new SAP products and has been driving communities for more than 15 years, including innovative topics at SAP, like Visual Composer, Business Process Experts, mobile and gamification.


He has a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the Vienna University of Technology and an undergraduate degree in International Business Management from the Vienna university of Economy.


He recently played through all levels of the iPad game Air Attack and currently works with his four year old son on reaching the final level of Angry Birds.


In his work as head of the Gamification Initiative at SAP he has encountered and supported gamification efforts in the enterprise from multiple levels and departments, like Sustainability, On Demand, Mobile, HR, Training & Education, Simulation etc. He has driven the awareness around gamification inside and outside SAP by organizing and leading innovation events around this topic, working with gamification platform- & service-providers, and by incorporating gamification into SAP's strategy.


http://fora.tv/2011/09/15/Gamifying_the_Enterprise_Performance_Enhancing_Games


Please join us on Monday, June 11 at 7 p.m. at Yahoo! Santa Monica for this Enterprise Gamification event. As usual, refreshments will be served. We are grateful for our generous sponsors -- Yahoo! and O'Reilly Media. Yahoo! has kindly provided our meeting space and refreshments and O'Reilly Media has donated of several copies of Gamification by Design written by Gabe Zichermannand Christopher Cunningham.  Be sure and bring your business cards to the event.

Parking
Park on the street or across at the DMV parking lot.

After the event, we will gather at McCabes Bar & Grill which is a short walk from Yahoo! for anyone interested. The address is 2455 Santa Monica Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA


Follow us on Twitter: @LAUXMeetup
Event hashtag: #LAUXGame#LAUX
Mario Herger:
@mherger
Yahoo!: @Yahoo
O'Reilly Media: @OReillyUG

Related Discounts
On the same date, Mario Herger will have a one-day gamification workshop in Santa Monica.  To get a discount use the discount code listed below.  The workshop will take place on Monday, June 11.


Register here: http://lamayenterprisegamification.eventbrite.com/
Promo code: uxmeetupla

We couldn't have done it without the help of the following individuals:
Brian Channell, Jon Johns, Marsee Henon, Carlos Salazar, Chris Chandler, Christian Sosa-Lanz, Crystal Ehrlich, Andrea McColl, Cherry Davis, Garick Chan, Gavin Burnett, Jason Gillard, Marcella Missirian, Nate Uchida, Serena Ehrlich and the Social Media Club Los Angeles.

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  • Crystal Ehrlich, UX Designer

    Videos of Mario Herger's presentation are now on Vimeo. Yay! http://vimeo.com/lauxmeetup­

    July 1, 2012

  • Jason Gillard

    The event went very smoothy and the presentation was excellent. Worth the wait.

    June 15, 2012

  • Brenda Wachel

    Really liked this event....Mario was a great speaker. He was clever, interesting, and had a very good presentation. Only bad thing was when he would turn his head it was difficult to hear him because the microphone lost his voice. Otherwise...great!

    June 13, 2012

  • Robin

    It was great seeing everyone last night! I spoke with quite a few of you, but just in case, here is my contact info:
    Robin Mayemura
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    June 12, 2012

  • Crystal Ehrlich, UX Designer

    Did you take photos of the event last night? If you can post them, that would be great! And, if we are lucky and have no technical difficulties, we might have video of the event posted too.

    June 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I caught a stuffed Angry bird ! how cool is that . Thanks Mario . Overall very Insightful presentation on the dynamics of game mechanics . LA needs more of these !.

    June 12, 2012

  • Thai Dang

    informative w/ a nice starting point of recommendations for how to gamify your project

    June 12, 2012

  • Hilary Bienstock

    Lance et al, slides are in the Files section of this meetup group (under More). Or download directly from here: http://files.meetup.com/482087/...­

    June 12, 2012

  • Elliott

    Informative and interesting presentation

    June 12, 2012

  • Lance Mayfield

    Where are the slides located? thank you in advance.

    June 12, 2012

  • Jerome Provensal

    As mentioned to Crystal, that was my first LA-UX meeting. I must say that I was very impressed by the quality of the talk/speaker as well as the overall organization.
    Kudos to you guys!

    June 12, 2012

  • Hilary Bienstock

    Excellent speaker, great attendance. Overall 5 star event.

    June 12, 2012

  • crbecker1

    Very informative talk - good speaker and well structured. It was more overview content then a specific deep dive what was good.

    June 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great group, great people, great speaker and presentation!

    June 12, 2012

  • Nate Uchida

    The Get Your Game On! event was one of the best Meetups we've had yet and Mario was both informative and very funny.

    June 12, 2012

  • Henry W

    Awesome meetup! It was my first time and I really enjoyed it. Really enjoyed learning how gamification can be utilized to leverage people's drives for success and completion to get work done.

    June 12, 2012

  • Yossi

    Good presentation, engaging speaker, engaging topic.

    June 12, 2012

  • Pat Lussier

    Terrific presentation! Thanks!

    June 12, 2012

  • Lance Mayfield

    Mario was an excellent speaker and really gave some real world examples of gamification that we can all relate to.

    June 12, 2012

  • Marcella Missirian

    What a great meeting! Super Mario was very good and very funny. Thanks everyone for putting this on and thanks Yahoo for hosting!

    June 12, 2012

  • Eduardo Favio Angeles

    Where can we download the slides from? :-) sweet presentation! Thx!!!

    1 · June 11, 2012

  • Robert Lee

    This was a great overview of Gamification. Danke Schoen Mario!

    June 11, 2012

  • Crystal Ehrlich, UX Designer

    The waitlist is automated and you will be notified when a spot becomes available.

    June 11, 2012

  • Amanda

    How does the waitlist work? Will we be notified as spots become available?

    June 11, 2012

  • Eduardo Favio Angeles

    Great! I'm at the Yahoo Bldg... Oh well I'll Be Back like Arnold in the Terminator!

    May 24, 2012

  • Crystal Ehrlich, UX Designer

    NEW CHANGES! I apologize in advance for the additional changes to the date of the enterprise gamification event. Mario Herger will be speaking for on Monday, June 11 at Yahoo! in Santa Monica and not on Tuesday, June 12. Please check your calendar and modify your RSVP, if needed. Thank you for your patience.

    May 24, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you Crystal. I would love to carpool with anyome who will be near Manchesture & Broadway, south of DTLA - right off 110. I would appriecate a ride both ways or two one ways.

    May 23, 2012

  • Crystal Ehrlich, UX Designer

    Prior to Mario Herger's presentation, there will be food and refreshments provided by Yahoo! and the opportunity to make announcements regarding job openings at your company. After the presentation and Q & A, we will be giving away several copies of O'Reilly's Gamification by Design book. It should be a great event.

    Also, if anyone wants to carpool, be sure to post it.

    May 23, 2012

  • Sanjay A

    Sorry. Never mind. The comment came through before the schedule change.

    May 23, 2012

  • Sanjay A

    So, do we have broken bones and rescheduling or are we proceeding as planned? I am confused. Can someone please clarify?

    May 23, 2012

  • Mario Herger

    My presentation will take approx. 1 hour. I think there is some social thing before and of course I will be available for discussions and questions and comlaints afterwards ;-)

    May 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just got the updated event details. I would like to attend. One question though: how long is the event expected to last? I am disabled so I kinda schedual my time in full blocks - especially using Metro. Thnx in advance.

    May 23, 2012

  • Crystal Ehrlich, UX Designer

    The Gamification event on Thursday is currently in the process of being rescheduled. Unfortunately Mario Herger just broke his leg. Once the new date has been selected, an announcement will go out.

    In the meantime Mario has provided a discount code to his upcoming Gamification workshop on Monday, June 11. Register here: http://lamayenterprisegamificat...­
    Promo code: uxmeetupla

    Best, Crystal

    May 23, 2012

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