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Gamification is transforming business and technology. As developers and business leaders master the power of game mechanics like points, badges, levels, challenges and rewards, they are increasing consumer and enterprise engagement in unprecedented ways.
As developers and architects, harnessing the power of gamification can make the difference between good and great user experiences.
In this open-source focused session, Author & Industry Expert Gabe Zichermann will present the key patterns and pitfalls of gamification, providing a technology and strategy-focused session that covers the most critical things you need to know about this trend, including:
Key takeaways will include actionable opportunities and threats to leveraging gamification in software and open source environments.
Gabe Zichermann is an author, highly rated public speaker and entrepreneur. He is the chair of the Gamification Summit and editor of the industry’s leading publication, The Gamification Blog. His most recent book, “Game-Based Marketing” (Wiley, 2010) has achieved critical and industry acclaim for its detailed look at innovators who blend the power of games with brand strategy. His next book, “Gamification by Design” (O’Reilly, 2011) looks at the technical and architectural considerations for designers in this burgeoning field. 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 http://Gamification.Co
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