iDROPS (BE), Boek.be (BE) and Uitgeverij van de Toekomst (BE) organize three innovative books labs in Flanders and the Netherlands. BOOK LABS 2013 is about the future of e-books and new ways to publish interactive books. The LAB in Antwerp will take place in May, the LAB in Amsterdam will take place in July. Dutch people are very much welcome in Antwerp as well!
Here’s some more information about BOOK LABS, in Dutch and in English.
On the evening of July 1st there will be a special Girl Geek Dinner where the BOOK LABS participants and the Girl Geeks can get to know each other. More info on that will follow later.
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On February 19th, I, along with many other women and a few invited men, headed to KPMG’s office in Amsterdam to enjoy an evening of dinner, drinks and an incredible girl geek talk by Emily Jacometti, co-
founder of Flavour.
The evening started with dinner, giving everyone a good opportunity to meet other women interested in, or working in, geeky or techy fields. The dinner was provided generously by the sponsors at KPMG, and you could tell it was greatly appreciated based on the amount of people who got seconds!
After dinner we moved into the auditorium to enjoy Emily’s talk on Gamification. To be completely honest, I had never even heard of Gamification before this Girl Geek Event. When I read about it online beforehand however, I was very interested, and excited to learn more. Emily did not disappoint, she was engaging, fun and inspiring to those who attended. She explained gamification in such an interesting way, showing us how and where it could be most useful. She also spent a good amount of time answering our many questions after her talk. (If you are curious, and like I was, are unsure of what Gamification is, I’ll give you the quick Wikipedia explanation: Gamification is the use of game-thinking and game mechanics in a non-game context in order to engage users and solve problems.) I highly recommend looking at Flavours portfolio to get a better idea of this topic.
After the talk, we had about an hour of time to mingle in the bar at KPMG and discuss the talk. The general feeling from the women I was talking too was inspired. There was something about the evening and Emily’s talk that left us feeling like we too could use our talents to create and do amazing things.
It was a great feeling! Many people came alone, or just with one other friend, but by the end of the evening there were many large groups talking together and discussing Gamification and all sorts of other Girl Geek topics.
Thanks again to the organizers, sponsors and speakers for an incredible evening of learning and fun!
Emily’s slides are here.
Post written by Carly Friesen.
Read more from Carly where she blogs weekly at ASewcialLife.blogspot.com.
Photos were taken by the Girl Geeks and Tom Verstraat.
Tom Verstraat also created this video:
Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Location: KPMG (Laan van Langerhuize 1, Amstelveen)
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Gamification is something we already apply in our daily life, sometimes without even realizing it. What if we channel this to get the things we want? Maybe lose some weight, get a promotion, or score the perfect date? Gamification helps you understand how to intrinsically motivate a person, virtual or IRL. And what does this have to do with the hype of 2012? And why should companies use this? And how?
How about we start with some of the basics?
My name is Emily Jacometti (29) and I would love for everyone to join this little experiment
Emily Jacometti is the co-founder of Flavour, a company founded in 2008. In their first year they made the move from a student room to a modest office in Amsterdam. Their portfolio includes prize-winning games and innovative concepts.
Their ambition is to let people play.
Whether it’s a consumer who plays with a brand or staff who gets to play with the newly installed company brand values, change management or educational applications, all their ideas and products have a special Flavour.
More on Emily Jacometti.
Click on poster for printeable version (designed by Rhiannon Meredith).
Thanks everyone who came to the DroidconNL Girl Geek BBQ and the TEDxAmsterdamWomen Simulcast!
Our photos of the DroidconNL Girl Geek BBQ are here.
More photos can be found on Google+.
Our photos of the TEDxAmsterdamWomen Simulcast are here.
> 10.30 Welkomstwoord Marian Spier
> 10.32 Welkom Sylvana Simons
> 10.34 Hadewych Minis
> 10.42 Zena el Khalil
> 11.02 Barbara Hofmann
> 11.19 Corinne Dettmeijer
> 11.36 Cilian Jansen Verplanke
> 11.48 Sarah Britton
> 12.10 Start Lunch
> 12.30 Start Workshops
> 13.15 Einde Workshops
> 13.30 Edwin Oudshoorn
> 13.48 Olivia Bee
> 14.06 Lorna Goulden
> 14.18 Anjali Sarker
> 14.36 Kim Feenstra
> 14.48 Sabrina Starke
> 15.00 Start Coffee
> 16.00 Nanine Linning
> 16.25 Harriette Verwey
> 16.43 Elke Geraerts
> 16.55 Nice Nailantei Leng’ete
> 17.03 Paul Zak
> 17.21 Tatiana Chevtchouk
> 17.36 Afsluiting Sylvana
> 17.39 Bedankwoord Marian
> 17.42 Optreden Tatiana
> 17.45 End
The full program on the tedxamsterdamwomen website.
Thanks to our generous sponsors of DroidconNL, your free tickets are now valid for the full program of 22 and 23 November! The information in the original announcement is updated.
Date: Thursday, December 1, 2012
Time: 10:30 – 18:30
Location: Setup, Oudegracht 183, Utrecht.
Costs: It’s free!
Setup Utrecht and Girl Geek Dinner NL organize their own “TEDxAmsterdamWomen Viewing Party”.
This is already the 3rd edition of TEDxAmsterdamWomen, a program of talks, workshops and of course the livestream TEDWomen events from around the world. The event is preceded by the 4th edition of TEDxAmsterdam on November 30. That means a whole weekend dedicated to inspiration and ideas.
The theme of this year’s TEDxAmsterdamWomen; “Dare to choose”. Whether it’s about career, love, happiness, technical breakthroughs, scientific discoveries or simply choose to survive, the theme is the backdrop for the program.
Worldwide, women are at the forefront of change. It can be an African girl that stimulates the village economy through her own microcredit. Or highly educated women who constructively change the way big European multinationals are organized. Women bring forth ideas and reshape our future.
We are on the eve of a quiet revolution. One in which both strength and vulnerability change the way we interact with the world and with each other. In the areas of technology, entertainment, design, science, culture, art and global affairs, women shine. It is their vigor, pride and vision that slowly change the world around us.
The full program on the tedxamsterdamwomen website.
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