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finneycanhelp

Rank: Curator
Online: 3 years ago
Joined: Mar 16, 2013
Nick Name: finneycanhelp
Gender: Male
Country: United States
State/Province: MO
City: Columbia
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I love people and cherish knowledge. Helping everyone actualize our potential is a part of my personal mission. World of Warcraft, D&D, MUDs, arcade, and pinball I have enjoyed thoroughly.

Credentials: I have a Masters in Computer Science which I obtained at Colorado Technical University. One of my favorite teachers there was Dr. Cynthia Calongne. I also have a Bachelors in Computer Science.

I am the Chairperson of the Mentor Program in my department at work. We help those who seek new knowledge/wisdom in a particular area find those who want to share it.

I have also been a Software Developer for many years. Currently, I write Java and iOS (iPhone and iPad) applications for our company.

I have a new hope that games, game thinking and game mechanics are finally getting accepted as learning and positive motivational tools. The hope began with watching Jane McGonigal's TED talk, The game that can give you 10 extra years of life.

Games I currently play/do are: The Email Game, Pomodoro, Living For Improvement techniques (Jon is a nice guy), and Shadow Era [free] on my MacOSX. I'm sure there are others I do which I have not thought of yet. ;)

For bookmarks, I like using http://www.pearltrees.com/finneycanhelp although I used to use diigo and think it's cool. 8)

So, how can I help you? :)
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Michael Finney - "Always Striving To Serve You Better Every Day"
www.SmilingSoftwareSolutions.com