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Matteo Manferdini, iOS Consultant, Game Maker

Matteo Manferdini

Biography: Matteo Manferdini

I am an iOS / Mac OS X consultant and photographer living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. I'm currently working on educational videogames and I helped in cofounding New Lemurs.

In my spare time I'm an avid milonguero. In the past I have been an actor in my own theater company, a tenor in a few choirs and I practiced Aikido, Iaido and Kendo, but time nowadays is scarce.

Twitter: @MatManferdini

Presentation: Education is a game

Track: Rise of educational Technology Startups / Time: Tuesday 10:20 - 11:10 / Location: Effectenbeurszaal

Technology is more and more used for education, and software is playing a big part in it. Many type of educational apps are being written and one big part of them is composed by educational videogames. Many of these games, though, address the problem in the wrong way, trying to sugarcoat educational material with a game around it. We will see why education is especially fit to be transformed into videogames and what is the correct way to make a game that is both fun and educational.