Office Hour with Gabe Smedresman

Gabe Smedresman (Meet Gatsby)
Office Hours Exhibit Hall (Office Hours A)

Stop by and chat with Gabe Smedresman, game designer, engineer and co-founder of Meet Gatsby.

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Gabe Smedresman

Meet Gatsby

Gabe is a game designer and engineer based out of San Francisco. Coming from a background in tech (Google), architecture (Yale), and real-world games (The Go Game), Gabe specializes in integrating real-world data with gameplay and virtual environments. He designed a pioneering series of massively multiplayer games of RISK on college campuses, and his games and playful technology have been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, Fox News, Boing Boing and Gizmodo. Gabe is currently working on a number of location-aware projects including Meet Gatsby, a mobile service that introduces you to nearby people who share your interests, wherever you go. He recently launched Woodcut Maps: hand-crafted wood-inlay maps, individually designed by anyone using an online map interface.

  • Esri
  • AT&T Interactive
  • Google
  • Nokia, Location & Commerce
  • Facebook
  • Bing
  • Control Group
  • Localeze
  • MyCityWay
  • Socrata
  • Urban Airship
  • MapQuest

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