Gamification godfather plans day-long mini-summits across the US

Gamification godfather plans day-long mini-summits across the US

Summary: If you’re interested in the whole gamification concept, but are not sure really what it can do for you -- outside of slapping a few badges on your website and hoping for the best -- you might want to check out one of Gabe Zichermann’s (pictured right) new hands-on workshops.

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If you’re interested in the whole gamification concept, but are not sure really what it can do for you -- outside of slapping a few badges on your website and hoping for the best -- you might want to check out one of Gabe Zichermann’s (pictured right) new hands-on workshops.

Zichermann, who I’ve dubbed the godfather of modern day gamification, will preside over a series of day-long sessions will give you the basic guidelines for creating a gamification plan for your business and then you’ll get together with a team and brainstorm the a strategy based on your needs.

“You will leave the workshop ready to gamify your business with an action plan, solutions to key problems, and reference materials such as books, whitepapers, and course, documents,” says the workshop’s website.

Each workshop costs roughly $1K each and group discounts are available for groups of three or more. Right now there are workshops set up for Palo Alto, LA, DC, San Diego, San Francisco, Toronto,  Boston and more will be announced soon.

The workshops kick off next month, so there hasn't been any feedback on them just yet -- so stay tuned. For more details, point your browser to http://w.gsummit.com/.

Topics: Browser, Software Development

Libe Goad

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Texas native Libe Goad resides in New York City and has spent the past decade covering technology and video games for publications including Blender, PC Magazine, Bust, Seventeen and Sync.

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  • What the heck is gamification?

    You really should explain what you mean when you use a word which smells like either (1) a made up bogus marketing term, or (2) some brand new technology. As it was, this post didn't inform me regarding the subject at all. I'm rather disappointed. Thanks anyway!

    Regards,
    Jon
    JonathonDoe
    • How to find out more about gamification

      @JonathonDoe: Look in the left column of this page under "Topics". Click on the gamification link. Or Google it.
      gmeader
  • RE: Gamification godfather plans day-long mini-summits across the US

    Yeah, the whole blog is named "gamification," so you can't really expect a full back-to-square-one definition in every single article.

    Here's a link to the first entry, which lays out the groundwork on what gamification is: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/gamification/badges-we-don-8217t-need-no-stinkin-8217-badges/105
    danackerman