Feature Speaker: Gabe Zichermann, Gamification Summit (Full bio below)
Topic: Gamification: building startup engagement from day 1
6:45 (sharp!) - 7:15: Speed Networking/Food & Drink Provided
7:15-8: Welcome/Startups present
8-9: Feature speaker/q&a
9+: Closing remarks/head to Trinity (local bar) with food/drink specials ($3 draughts, $5 pizza/wings)
apply to pitch your co at a future NJTM (http://www.bit.ly/HTMstartup).
Free Parking: **UPDATE** there is a 5k in Hoboken tonight that will cause some roads to be closed. To get to the parking lot, the ONLY way in will be to head east on 5th st and go all the way to the end, down the hill. It will put you under the Babbio Center, where the event is being held tonight. Sinatra Drive will be closed until 8:30 pm. For this event, we have arranged for you to be able to park at Stevens for free! Parking entrance is located under the Babbio Building. That's the glass sided bldg along Sintatra Dr after 4th St. You can enter after 6 pm and you MUST leave by 10:45. After 10:45 your car is set on fire and you are no longer welcome at any NJ Tech Meetup events. Leave by 10:45 please as not to abuse our relationship with Stevens. Kidding about the fire. Not kidding about removing you from the group.
More on Gabe: Gabe Zichermann is the chair of the Gamification Summit where top thought leaders in this burgeoning industry gather to share knowledge and insight. Zichermann is also an author, highly rated public speaker and entrepreneur whose book, ”Gamification by Design“ (2011) looks at the technical and architectural considerations for designing engagement using games concepts. His previous book ”Game-Based Marketing“ (2010) achieved critical and industry acclaim for its detailed look at innovators who blend the power of games with brand strategy. A resident of NYC, Gabe is a board member of StartOut.org, advisor to a number of startups and Facilitator for the Founder Institute in Manhattan. For more information about Gabe and gamification, visit the Gamification Blog at http://gamification.co .