Your Host & Curator

Amy Jo Kim is a world-renowned social game designer & startup coach who's helped thousands of entrepreneurs innovate faster and smarter. Her credits include Rock Band, The Sims, eBay, Netflix, Cover Fashion, Indiegogo, nytimes.com, Ultima Online, Happify, Pley and numerous startups.

Named by Fortune as a top 10 influencer in digital games, Amy Jo pioneered the idea of applying game design to digital services. She's known for her 2000 book, Community Building on the Web, and her TEDx talk, Collaboration & Community-Building. She has a Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience from the University of Washington and is adjunct Game Design professor at the USC School of Cinematic Arts

 

Speakers & Mentors

Jeff Atwood

co-founder, Stack Overflow

Cindy Alvarez

Design Research Leader, Microsoft

Stephen Anderson

Poet/Painter/Designer

 

cindy au

Fmr. VP Community, Kickstarter

Buster Benson

Platform Lead, Slack

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Dan Cook

Co-founder, Spry Fox Games

 

Erika Hall

author, Just Enough Research

Erin Hoffman-John

CEO, Sense of Wonder

Steve Hoffman

CEO, Founders Space

 

Jason Hreha

Product Leader, Walmart

karl Kapp

Professor, Bloomsburg University

Scott Kim

Game designer, Age of Learning

 
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Laura klEIn

Author, ’Build Better Products’.

Raph Koster

Author “A Theory of Fun” 

Dan Olsen

author ‘Lean Product Playbook’.

 

Jeff Patton

Product Design Coach, JP & Assoc.

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Mike Sellers

Game Design professor, Indiana U.

TONY StubbleBine

Founder & CEO, Coach.me

Margaret Wallace

Founder and CEO of Playmatics

Casey winters

Growth advisor,  Greylock Partners

 
 

Entrepreneur Stories

Ashita AchUthan

CEO, Tonga 

Robin  Allenson

CEO, Similar.ai

 

Candis Best

CEO, Learningateway

Vinayek Jogelkar

CEO, Synerzip

Megan Mahdavi

CEO, Sunreach 

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ROBIN YANG

Product Manager,Code Combat

 

 

Game Thinking Coaches

 
 

JAXTON CHEAH

Founder & CEO,
TalentIntelligence Singapore

DUFF GARDNER

CEO, 
Protocol M Ventures

CURTIS GILBERT

Delivery Manager, 
itMatters, Inc

 
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KARTHIK VIJAYAKUMAR

Designer & startup coach,
DesignYourThinking

FELIPE LARA

Creative Director & Instructor,
New York Film Academy

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DAVID MULLICH

Game Designer & Instructor,
Los Angeles Film School