Tuesday Jul 09, 2013

Birds of a Feather meet up at Oracle

Yesterday we held one of our first Birds of a Feather Gamification events at Oracle.  It was a terrific event with folks from all different areas of Oracle participating, sharing their experiences, planning and ending with a design jam exercise.

Birds of a Feather Announcement banner

 My thanks to Jenny Tsai-Smith for organizing and sponsoring this event.  We were able to get a big group in person and another 30 people who attended remotely.  Marta Rauch and I led some of the activities with the help of Nick Ristuccia, which was great, because due to runway shutdowns at SFO, my flight was canceled and I couldn't get to HQ!  It was the first time I've tried to run a design jam (see more on our design jams) remotely, but Marta and Nick managed to pull off the local details.  It was great to hear the excitement even if I couldn't be there in person for the event. 

So what's next?  Well, we're working on a directory of groups at Oracle working on gamification and planning the next Birds of a Feather event already since there was so much interesting in meeting again.  Are you at Oracle and working on gamification or thinking about it?  Let me know and we'll try to get you on the list and into the directory. 

We have a couple of conversations in OSN for internal Oracle folks (sorry folks, not open to people who aren't at Oracle).  Please check them out as well!  The Birds of a Feather conversation has details from yesterday's event, while we also have a conversation on Gamification at Oracle on both the Early Adopters and the larger OSN.  I just moved content to the OSN site, so let me know if you have any trouble accessing any of these conversations. 

Lots of buzz and excitement building!



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All things gamification, mostly focused on the Enterprise space but occasionally on other issues related to gamification. Written by Erika Noll Webb, Senior Manager User Experience from the Fusion Applications User Experience group. Thoughts are my own. Picked the fish theme because the fish are orange and blue. Go Illini. Twitter @erikanollwebb and @GamifyOracle

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