Gaming for GoodJacqueline Urick – Tech it Out!4.30.2011
About Jacque• Co-founder & CEO SieEnt, LLC• Managing Director, Girls in Tech Minneapolis / St. Paul• Board Member, IGDA Tw...
About Jacque• Co-founder & CEO SieEnt, LLC• Managing Director, Girls in Tech Minneapolis / St. Paul• Board Member, IGDA Tw...
Technology is the usage andknowledge of tools, techniques,crafts, systems or methods oforganization in order to solve apro...
PROTIP: “What we observe is not nature  itself,  but nature exposed to our  method of questioning.”                       ...
Art   Science
PROTIP:             ALL THE           COOL STUFF          HAPPENS HERE
VIDEOGAMES
PROTIP:  “The opposite  of play isnt work,  its depression.”                  - Jane McGonigal
play       and                             workshould go hand in hand.                 Image credit: http://www.ezwebrus.c...
Why not turn everything into a game?
Why not turn everything into a game?
So How Are We Going to Do This?
Dragon Age II is property of Electronic Arts
IF all   future careers are tech skills dependent,AND technology   changes rapidly,THEN what   base attributes and skills ...
PROTIP:    “We are what we pretend to be, so we    must be careful about what we pretend    to be.”                       ...
Ideate Awesome You                        Attribute           Skill                     Intelligence   Input              ...
PROTIP:          Recruit Awesome Allies
Quest!!• Take a class          • Build something• Sketch your           • Put on a show  environment           • Watch a l...
PROTIP:                Questing          is doing things with               PURPOSE.
Level Up!• Reflect on failure        • Revisit your skills and  (failure isn’t bad!)        attributes• Improve with each ...
CharacterCreation              Tools     Level   Repeat Until                            Recruit      Up!    “Max Level”  ...
Result: Awesome You     Level 11ty Billion   Mass Effect 2 is property of Electronic Arts
PROTIP:    “If you want to be a game developer, be a    game developer. Don’t WANT to be a    game developer, don’t PLAN t...
PROTIP:    “If you want to be a __________, be a    __________. Don’t WANT to be a    __________, don’t PLAN to be a    __...
@moarinternets  linkedin/in/jacquelineurickjacque@sieent.com
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Why technology and diversity in technology is important. Thinking about video games differently as a parent and as a student.

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Gaming for Good - Tech IT Out! 4.30.2011

  1. 1. Gaming for GoodJacqueline Urick – Tech it Out!4.30.2011
  2. 2. About Jacque• Co-founder & CEO SieEnt, LLC• Managing Director, Girls in Tech Minneapolis / St. Paul• Board Member, IGDA Twin Cities
  3. 3. About Jacque• Co-founder & CEO SieEnt, LLC• Managing Director, Girls in Tech Minneapolis / St. Paul• Board Member, IGDA Twin Cities
  4. 4. Technology is the usage andknowledge of tools, techniques,crafts, systems or methods oforganization in order to solve aproblem or serve some purpose.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technology
  5. 5. PROTIP: “What we observe is not nature itself, but nature exposed to our method of questioning.” – Werner Heisenberg
  6. 6. Art Science
  7. 7. PROTIP: ALL THE COOL STUFF HAPPENS HERE
  8. 8. VIDEOGAMES
  9. 9. PROTIP: “The opposite of play isnt work, its depression.” - Jane McGonigal
  10. 10. play and workshould go hand in hand. Image credit: http://www.ezwebrus.com/wallpapers/animal/holding_hands.jpg
  11. 11. Why not turn everything into a game?
  12. 12. Why not turn everything into a game?
  13. 13. So How Are We Going to Do This?
  14. 14. Dragon Age II is property of Electronic Arts
  15. 15. IF all future careers are tech skills dependent,AND technology changes rapidly,THEN what base attributes and skills are you going to need?
  16. 16. PROTIP: “We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.” - Kurt Vonnegut Mother Night, 1961
  17. 17. Ideate Awesome You Attribute Skill Intelligence Input Wisdom Ideation Strength Strategy Dexterity Maximizer Constitution Self-AssuranceLevel 1
  18. 18. PROTIP: Recruit Awesome Allies
  19. 19. Quest!!• Take a class • Build something• Sketch your • Put on a show environment • Watch a live• Read an article performance• Read a book • Write a story• Listen to music • Play a game • Etc…
  20. 20. PROTIP: Questing is doing things with PURPOSE.
  21. 21. Level Up!• Reflect on failure • Revisit your skills and (failure isn’t bad!) attributes• Improve with each cycle • Leave your comfort zone on your next set of quests
  22. 22. CharacterCreation Tools Level Repeat Until Recruit Up! “Max Level” QuestMax Level
  23. 23. Result: Awesome You Level 11ty Billion Mass Effect 2 is property of Electronic Arts
  24. 24. PROTIP: “If you want to be a game developer, be a game developer. Don’t WANT to be a game developer, don’t PLAN to be a game developer, don’t WISH to be one. Go make a game.” - Jon Comes
  25. 25. PROTIP: “If you want to be a __________, be a __________. Don’t WANT to be a __________, don’t PLAN to be a __________, don’t WISH to be one. Go do it!”
  26. 26. @moarinternets linkedin/in/jacquelineurickjacque@sieent.com

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