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Jan 20, 2020

Jessica Trybus believes that education should be about fun and uses technology to achieve that.  She is the Founder and Chief Games Officer of Simcoach Games which is a company whose mission is to create fun video games that inspire youth and connect them to relevant career paths.  

In this interview we talk about her early years and what shaped her into the person she is today, which includes talking about her job working for Drew Barrymore in Los Angeles, working as one of the first employees at AltaVista in Silicon Valley and what she learned from that.  

Jess is also a former faculty member (2004-2018) of Carnegie Mellon University‚Äôs Entertainment Technology Center (ETC). While there she led or contributed to many revolving using interactive technology and games for education.  She is a member of the Remake Learning Council.

Simcoach games: https://www.simcoachgames.com

Future of Learning Conference: https://www.futureoflearning.nz

A big thanks to the team who organised the conference as it allowed us to sit down with him, in particular Louisa as well as:  

Hamish Duff from Recalibrate: https://www.recalibrate.co.nz

Cheryl Doig (a former Seeds Guest) from Think Beyond: https://www.thinkbeyond.co.nz

Cheryl's earlier interview on seeds: http://seeds.libsyn.com/cheryl-doig-on-the-future-of-learning