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I am an electrical engineer and have worked for hi-tech companies all my career, mostly software companies. Currently, I lead the US operations for a European software startup. I live in New York City.
I think you can make the app even more engaging by offering some role play to the user, not just text quizzes. With a little more development this app would really be great.
The presentation was well made and it was engaging.
What I do all day at work?
I design and maintain puzzles and props for fun Escape Rooms!
I am heavily inspired by pop culture and the insane combined fantasy imagination of me and my friends who run an online ttrpg gaming community, The Purple Academy. I am one of their artist, producing Illustrations for various Dungeons and Dragons campaigns and adapting our main campaign into a web comic!
I also use all the skills I learned in Mouse Design League to help build and fix fun puzzles with Nerd Escape Room! Our escape rooms are packed with Arduino's and Raspberry Pi's galore which (when paired inside fun crafty props and secret rooms) provide hours of fun for players as they solve our hands-on mystery themed puzzle rooms!
Check out my art portfolio here!
Check out NERD Escapes here!
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Types of work that I do
Game Design, Multimedia, Visual Art & Design
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Culture/Heritage, Education/Schools, Entertainment
The best piece of career advice I've ever received
"Think of art and creating like layers of dirt. You need to get through the top layers of dirt before you find the gold at the bottom. Keep creating." Irene Koh (Illustrator for The Legend of Korra)
I love how the quizzing aspect gamifies the topic and makes approaching this conversation comfortable, with care in mind. Maybe adding some community discussion to raise awareness or topics from users could help make a very active userbase! Great job with your research and design!
Kathy is a Biomedical Engineer who works with very cool medical devices. For the last 8 years Ms. Rutherford has taught robotics for FIRST Lego League, FTC and FRC’s 130 pound robots! Kathy also works with the Greater NY Girl Scouts and has judged FIRST FRC, FTC, World Robot Olympiad, NJ Science Olympiad and Makeblock’s MakeX Spark competitions. Engineering is the coolest profession that no one has ever heard of. Kathy is devoted to showing students how cool tech careers can be!
I'm obsessed with problem-solving! I currently collaborate with senior leaders at J.P. Morgan to drive key strategic projects forward, business improvement / optimization, and mergers & acquisitions as a Senior Strategy Associate. Prior to that, I was solving problems for private equity firms and principals as a Financial Sponsors Analyst after graduation from the University of Virginia in 2018. I credit the Mouse Design League, as a former student, for nurturing my problem-solving abilities.
Amanda is a key member of Emoti-Con's Steering Committee. When she was a high school student, Amanda presented her Mouse Design League projects at Emoti-Con several years in a row. Now, as an alum, she has returned to Emoti-Con to help design, plan, and lead it.
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Thank you for a record-breaking 14th anniversary event! Comments are officially closed until next year.