Hey, I'm Andrzej Marczewski. I'm a Gamification Consultant, evangelist, games reviewer and recovering web developer.
Since 2011 I have been writing about all things gamification. This has evolved into working as a gamification consultant both for my own company Gamified UK and more recently at G2G3. Working with clients to discover gamification and game-based solutions for their problems could be described as my “professional joy”.
Along the way, I have been lucky enough to have the opportunity to speak at events such as Gamification World Congress (2013,2014,2015), SocialNow, Ark Conference and more. I was even voted once of the top 3 gamification experts in the world by Gamification World Congress three years running. In 2015 I took a leap of faith and self-published a book on gamification, Even Ninja Monkeys Like to Play and have been delighted with its success, even being made a textbook at the University of Wisconsin Stout.
Gamification has become as much of a passion of mine as games have been all my life. The potential to improve almost any warp of life using the lessons we can learn from games and psychology is truly exciting. Mix this with a love of social media, technology, SciFi and superheroes and I could be happily described as a bit of a geek!
Before all of this, in 2006 I started a side project called Yet Another Review Site to review video games and hardware. Developed with the idea that anyone should be able to have the chance to get into reviewing, it sees thousands of monthly visitors and has several editors and reviewers helping.
Specialities: Gamification, Innovation, Web Development (ASP, MySQL, HTML, CSS, PHP), Social Media, Video Games, Engagement, Loyalty, Serious Games
Andrzej Marczewski's Background
Andrzej Marczewski's Experience
Owner at Gamified UK
UK Intranet Web Manager at Capgemini
Manage and maintain the UK Intranet. Advice and help with content development. Deliver face to face and virtual training.
Editorial Director - Site Owner at Yet Another Review Site
I started Yet Another Review Site late 2006. It is a side project, run by myself and a few editors in our own time. The sites aim is to provide video games news and reviews and also a platform for people to get into writing games reviews.
Senior developer at ETS plc
September 2007 - May 2010
Working on key projects for multi-national clients requiring online based performance/employee feedback systems.
Development of surveys, databases & report tools using ASP, ASP.net (VB.Net), HTML, XHTML, CSS & MS SQL 2000/2005
Liaising with key stakeholders both internally & externally to achieve project brief.
Working to tight timescales to ensure prompt delivery of project in time for client "go-live" date
Coordinator at Managed Learning Environment (MLE)
June 2005 - September 2007
Implemented Blackboard VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) across the college (multiple campuses)
Maintained Blackboard services
Set up Windows 2003 (IIS 6) web server & MS SQL database to form infrastructure for Blackboard
Maintained several Windows based web servers
Produced archive & recovery solution for Blackboard and other tools to aid administration
Developed National Learning Network (NLN) index. A Search engine and database of 1800 learning objects. Indexed using ASP and the XML DOM into a MySQL database. Search makes use of ASP and some AJAX type technology
Development of various web based applications/projects
Web Developer at Brooklands College
June 2003 - September 2007
Key developer on 2 large scale projects. JAR66NOW and rewrite of the college website. Both projects relied on ASP for dynamic content with an access database as well as Flash for interactive content.
Adherence to W3C and WAI specifications and use of XHTML and CSS.
Hand coded ASP and XHTML on both projects.
Use of Macromedia products for interactive content and complex layout, including Flash MX, Dreamweaver MX and Fireworks MX.
Online tutor for Vision2Learn, an online teaching program for basic IT skills, assessing and helping students to gain basic IT qualifications.
Other jobs with in Brooklands:
Editing and updating online courses
Assisting with new network set ups
Audio/Video production for the internet
Telephone support of products for both staff and external clients
Web Designer and Multimedia Technician at Sightline, Godalming
November 2000 - July 2002
Administration of web design projects
Use of Web design applications including Dream weaver 3, UltraDev 1 ,4 &MX, Flash 4 & 5 and Photoshop 5,6,7 to produce sites in HTML, XHTML, ASP, WML with CSS and others.
Graphics for video production using Photoshop
Video for multimedia and web based presentations using Quick Time VR, MediaPress and Cleaner 5
Database development in MS Access for use in dynamic web sites and stand alone applications.
Experience of working with Mac and associated software (Mac Photoshop, quark); Acted as technical SME during client meetings, regular liaison with clients by phone, fax and email
Trainee Medical Laboratory Scientific Officer at University Hospital
October 1998 - September 1999
Training in the general practise of laboratories, including data entry/retrieval and reporting, operation of automated analysers as well as manual analysis
Other responsibilities included liaising with staff and public via phone, fax, email and face to face
Consultant at G2G3
Solutions Architect at Capgemini
December 2014 - January 2016
Andrzej Marczewski's Education
University of Wales Institute Cardiff
1996 – 2000
BSc (Hons); degree
St. Georges College
1985 – 1996
st georges college
University of Wales Institute, Cardiff
Concentration: Biomedical Science
Andrzej Marczewski's Interests & Activities
Gamification, Video Games, Social Media, Engagement, Game Theory, Game Mechanics, Game Dynamics, Digital, Influence, Games Reviewing