We announced a few weeks ago our involvement in Dell World powering the gamification of the mobile app. Paige Petersen (Account Manager), one of the newest BigDoor team members gave us a little update on what Dell World was like.
As a new addition to the BigDoor family, I was so excited to attend the inaugural Dell World Conference in Austin, TX on behalf of BigDoor! Not only was it fantastic to hear keynote speakers such as Michael Dell, Steve Ballmer (Microsoft CEO), and my personal favorite, Vivek Kundra (CIO of the United States), but our gamification platform really did increase engagement among the attendees. While at Dell World, participants could download the mobile app which displayed the agenda for the day, various notifications, QR scanners for codes spread throughout the conference, and of course, BigDoor’s game layer that rewarded users with points, badges, and rewards for checking in at breakout sessions, participating in surveys, tweeting their thoughts about the conference, and connecting with other conference attendees.
Dell also pulled out all the stops when it came to entertainment and creating a great experience for the group beyond the 8-5 conference. Apart from the various live music acts, I’d say my favorite experience was visiting each of the food trucks set up during the festivities (Austin is well known for their food trucks). The food was fantastic and I was able to try the best burrito and the best cupcake I’ve ever had!
My last comment has to give props to the Dell team. Not only was it a pleasure to work with them on the mobile application prior to the conference, but I couldn’t help but notice that the entire conference was staffed with a multitude of Dell employees ready to help and answer questions at any moment. All in all, I’d say the conference was a success and I was glad to experience the first Dell World!