Showcode and the Gamification Hackathon | Episode 194

 Listen to this episode on your phone! Having recently joined ShowCode, Sheran is a key figure in organising and delivering their hackathons and coding competitions. He’s taking the lead in their upcoming hack ‘Level-Up Society’ which will give participants 48-hours to come up with something to help improve a pillar of society, using gamification.   Guest Links and Info Website: Find ShowCode on LinkedIn Find Sheran on LinkedIn Continue Reading →

Dave Beck from Video Games to Board Games like Distilled | Episode 193

 Listen to this episode on your phone! Dave Beck is a practicing 3D digital and new media artist and designer, living in Wisconsin.  He is the creator of the award-winning video game, Tombeaux, and also recipient of the 2010 International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge Award, given by the National Science Foundation.  Beck’s artwork has been featured in publications such as the New York Times, Sculpture Magazine, National Geographic, the journal Science, Continue Reading →

Dov Tsal Likes Games without a Game-Master | Episode 192

 Listen to this episode on your phone! Dov is a Tao-inspired agile, systemic, and exec coach, living in the heart of Paris with a woman and a dog. He’s an avid speaker and facilitator and has a love-hate relationship with serious games. He is the creator of the Meeting Spicer, a tool to hack meeting culture that he believes can change the world.   Guest Links and Info Website Continue Reading →

Bob DePasquale with Games and Cancer at 18 | Episode 191

 Listen to this episode on your phone! Bob is an advocate of stewardship. He has always believed in taking care of the things that he has been blessed with. It is his mission to help others in doing the same. Bob’s perspective derives from a battle with cancer at age 18. After growing up an only child it wasn’t until he was legally an adult that he felt alone. Continue Reading →

Erik Agudelo Blending Physical and Digital Games for Learning | Episode 190

 Listen to this episode on your phone! Erik is a researcher and developer of Learning Solutions. He’s the founder of Play Learn Develop and also a vegetarian. His research and products combine the use of Human Behaviour, tabletop games and Artificial Intelligence/Data Science. Over the past two years, he has worked with the University of Economics Krakow, in Poland, and with Trinity College Dublin (TCD) in Ireland. Currently, he’s Continue Reading →

Bernardo Letayf Explodes Learning with Gamification | Episode 189

 Listen to this episode on your phone! Bernardo started as a web designer back in 1998. He worked in JWT (marketing agency) for a year and afterward started his journey in the training world working at EduMac as an Adobe Certified Instructor. In 2008 he started working at the American School Foundation. Bernardo has been working as a freelancer forever and founded his company in 2011. In 2011 he Continue Reading →

Engagers and Professor Game Powers, Engage! | Episode 188

Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash  Listen to this episode on your phone! Special episode alert! This week we are asking for your help Engagers!  We have a shorter episode explaining how you can engage with Professor Game to activate the special powers (yes, oldie but goodie Wonder Twin Powers-like). All you have to do is go to, invest less than 5 minutes answering some questions and that’s Continue Reading →

Miguel Sicart Connects the Cables of Game Research and Design | Episode 187

 Listen to this episode on your phone! Miguel Sicart is an Associate Professor at the IT University, where he teaches play design. He is the author of The Ethics of Computer Games (The MIT Press, 2009), Beyond Choices (The MIT Press, 2013), and Play Matters (The MIT Press, 2014). His work combines the philosophy of technology, game studies, and design theory to try to make sense of play. His most recent research focuses Continue Reading →

Adam Powley with XP Grading in the Classroom | Episode 186

 Listen to this episode on your phone! Mr. Powley is the Dual Enrollment American History Teacher at HCS Early College High School in Coastal South Carolina where he lives with his wife Amanda and three young boys. In 2013, he began transforming his classroom with game-inspired design.  He has been a presenter at the Future of Ed Tech Conference as well as numerous state and local events. Mr. Powley Continue Reading →

Frida Polli Finds the Fit with Games on Pymetrics | Episode 185

 Listen to this episode on your phone! Dr. Frida Polli is an award-winning Harvard and MIT neuroscientist turned CEO. Named one of Inc.’s Top 100 Female Founders in 2018 and one of Entrepreneur’s Top 100 Powerful Women in 2020, Dr. Polli’s mission is to help everyone realize their true potential at work by removing bias from the talent matching process and improving job fit. She is the CEO and Continue Reading →