Conference Gamification Team

Photo of our game support team for Level Up: Your Leadership Mentoring Experience.

Looking for a computer science student(s) to help us gamify our conference.

Project description

We are looking to gamify our leadership mentoring conference to be held September 18, 2022. We used Microsoft Teams to accomplish this task for our conference in February but it was difficult to administer and didn't have all the functionality we desired.

Technical Project: We would like to register 15 teams of 4 students (60 students total). Students will work on tasks individually and/or as a team. We need to track individual and team scores for 8 tasks including uploading evidence. We would like to have a live leaderboard.

We are looking for a couple of students with a computer science background and/or interest in gamification to work on our team to research and find either an existing platform/app or create a new one to handle these tasks. And to provide event day support for this conference.

Project outcome

  1. Work with our conference team to create the game component for our leadership mentoring conference
  2.  Provide technical support for the event September 18, 2022

Project details

Timing, eligibility and other details
Length of commitment About 3-5 months
Start time Fall (August/September)
Summer (May/June)
In-person, remote, or hybrid? Hybrid
Level of collaboration Small group project (2-3 students)
Benefits Research experience
Who is eligible All undergraduate students 

Project mentor

Susan O'Rourke

Assistant Director

Student Engagement

Phone: (716) 645-9538

Email: sorourke@buffalo.edu

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