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Monthly Archives: June 2011

BigDoor Is Hiring

BigDoor Is Hiring

We’re pleased to announce that BigDoor is hiring! Are you an unconventional Black Box Tester? Can you use your reporting and analytic skills as a rockstar Business Intelligence Analyst? Are you a creative and strong Web Designer with web UI skills? A killer Content Manager? BigDoor is looking for YOU! We’re a Seattle-based startup looking…

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Observations Of A Startup

Observations Of A Startup

Hi, I’m Frances, @therealfrancie to be exact. I’m 50% cocker spaniel and 50% cute. Yesterday I got to spend the day hanging out with the BigDoor Team. I thought I’d share a little more about what I observed being around a startup: Everyone works really hard. It all makes me very tired but it’s fun…

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BigDoor Gets Bigger

BigDoor Gets Bigger

Today we wanted to introduce everyone to our newest team member, Bryan Estes. Bryan joins the team as our Implementation Specialist and will be working to help onboard our new partners as well as create game layers that make the most sense for their online communities. Having previously been at Blinkx and Zango, Bryan brings…

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Rock On: Gamification and Music!

Rock On: Gamification and Music!

As the trend in gamification just continues we’re seeing smarter and smarter implementations. One trend we’re really liking right now is the gamification of music. Over the past few months there have been a few artists who have come out with some really cool ideas that not only engage their fan base but we’d be…

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Gamification news you may have missed – June 20, 2011

Gamification news you may have missed – June 20, 2011

Traveling off the grid last week, or so busy you couldn’t keep up with the latest in gamification news on the web? Have no fear – here’s a quick roundup of the resources we found interesting. Have a great week! A World of Sloppy Thinking Gamification Research Network, 6/13/2011 and Sebastian Deterding adds his thoughts…

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Guest Post: 10 Tips For Startup Weekend

Guest Post: 10 Tips For Startup Weekend

Our Software Developer Brian Immel will be participating in his second Startup Weekend Seattle this weekend. For those of you in Seattle that will be participating, BImmel offers 10 Tips For Startup Weeekend. We call out a few below but you can find the rest here. Prepare yourself: You don’t have to spend sleepless nights…

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Is Your Brand Tasty?

Is Your Brand Tasty?

Yet another buzz-worthy dust up online this week about how evil and bad gamification is. Really? Here we go again. While the recent anti-gamification blog post raises some interesting points most of it sounds like same old same old. Yesterday the ad firm Saatchi and Saatchi released their study that found Americans are more interested…

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Guest Post: 7 Viral Marketing Lessons

Guest Post: 7 Viral Marketing Lessons

Today we share another great Guest Post from Adam Loving, a super-awesome Senior Developer who has been working with us for a few months now. Adam brings great energy and ideas to the team. In this post Adam explores 7 Viral Marketing Lessons. We offer a few of his tips below (not in any particular…

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