Ayogo presents The Great Gamification Debate (#GGD) with hot button topics and a complimentary drink.
Part comedy competition, part performance and part informational, this Great Gamification Debate will settle, once and for all, these burning questions: What is gamification? What is it good for? And why does it matter?
Come hear the two leading minds in the city go head to head about gamification.
Michael has been a fighter pilot, a terraforming engineer, and a zombie hunter, and that was just this morning! He learned to touch type by hunting sharks, and has travelled the entire Oregon Trail without getting scurvy. He also believes that playing is one of the most meaningful and productive things we can do. Michael is the innovator, business poet and mastermind behind Ayogo Games, Inc., a company that was recently named Hottest Digital Media Company in Canada of 2010 by a jury at NEXTMedia for the work they did creating mobile and social games that improve people's health in meaningful, measurable ways.
Steve Bocska (@pugpharm)
Steve is the founding president of Pug Pharm Productions, a company offering a cutting-edge online technology solution that simultaneously delivers Gamification, Item Collection Gameplay; and Social Matchmaking features. Steve has 10 years of direct experience in the video game industry, having worked for Disney Interactive, Black Box (E.A.), and Radical Entertainment. In 2006, he became the founding President and CEO of Hothead Games, winner of the Canadian New Media Association’s award for “Most Promising New Company of 2007.”
Moderated by @nickolls)
Joe is an Executive Producer at Microsoft/Big Park. He's a former EA Sports Producer, Radio Guy, Record Industry Marketing guy, and last year's Vancouver TEDx host. Known for his wit and humour, there are some people who call him the Bill Murray of Games.
· Each debater will be preinfomed of the points of debate.
· Neither debater will know which side of the point they will have to defend.
· Each debater will get 2 minutes to defend their side, and 1 minute for rebuttals.
· The loudest audience cheers will decide the winner of each point.
· At the end of five rounds a winner will be declared!
· The debate will wrap up with a 10-15 minute Q&A, where the audience will get their chance to challenge the debaters with their gamification questions.
NOTE: There's limited space so you must RSVP at Eventbrite to get in the door.
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