Note: Meeting will be Tuesday, December 17th
Gamification of our World
Brian freely admits that he will do anything for an achievement on his Xbox; after all he has four of them at home. One day Brian wondered if he could get achievements for just putting on pants going to this place called ‘outside.’ This thinking has led to the gamification of our world, where achievements, game design elements, and game theory have leapt from gaming across the wall to everyday life. Learn the how’s and why of gamification. Everyone is using it to build wanted behavior, from enterprise developer teams, to sales teams, and to kids with diabetes. Being a gamer is not required, but we can’t guarantee you won’t become one when you are done.
Brian Prince – Microsoft
Brian H. Prince is the Regional CTO – US DPE for Microsoft, based in the US.
He gets super excited whenever he talks about technology, especially cloud computing, patterns, and practices. His job is to help customers strategically leverage technology, and help them bring their architecture to a super level.
In a past life Brian was a part of super startups, super marketing firms, and super consulting firms. Much of his super architecture background includes building super scalable applications, application integration, and award winning web applications. All of them were super.
Further, he is a co-founder of the non-profit organization CodeMash (www.codemash.org). He speaks at various international technology conferences. He only wishes his job didn’t require him to say ‘super’ so much.
Brian is the co-author of “Azure in Action”, published by Manning Press.
Brian holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science and Physics from Capital University, Columbus, Ohio. He is also a zealous gamer. For example, he is a huge fan of Fallout 3, Portal, and pretty much every other game he plays.
Pizza will be provided as a snack during the meeting. For anyone interested in continuing the discussion a Geek Dinner will be held immediately after the meeting (Location – Logan’s Irish Pub).
5:30pm – 7:30pm
Tuesday December 17, 2013
Marathon Petroleum Company – Findlay, OH