TabWrites

TabTalks is never shy to share her thoughts on a wide range of issues. This repository includes links to Tabatha’s writings, talks and interviews she has given, and links to other organizations that have highlighted her work.

WaveMakers; working for the ocean

A year ago JP and I put in an application for a WaveMakers grant! Before we knew what we were going to do, why this was an important topic, or how to make the complexity of oceans into a simple game, we had a name, Shrimps Matter, and a dream...

Launch of Shrimps Matter

On Tuesday December 15th, 2015 Shrimps Matter was launched! Tabatha, JP and Kat hosted over 20 people who all came to play Shrimps Matter and learn more about ocean ecosystems. The launch event was even covered in Ottawa Magazine! A big thank you to all our supporters, our beta testers,...

Shrimps Matter – updates

On June 8th, 2015 the WWF-Canada and HUB Ottawa announced 8 micro-grants to help raise awareness in Ottawa about the importance of healthy oceans. TabTalks and Jean-Philippe Veilleux are pleased to announce that they have received a small grant through which they will be developing a new game: Shrimps Matter....

Why play? A few notes on games, gamification and serious gaming

A game is a structured for of play which has a specific goal, rules, a feedback system and voluntary participation from players. Games are usually played for enjoyment, but can be used as an educational tool. Gamification uses basic game design techniques (goals through rewards, feedback through points, and competition...

Miami Do-Tank with FIT

In January 2015, FIT hosted a Do-Tank in Miami focusing on games and disaster preparedness in community resilience. The session aimed to assemble a broad set of stakeholders to demonstrate how diversity in problem solving leads to better solutions, resilient communities and empowered individuals. This was achieved by providing participants...

TabTalks at MoMonday

On Monday September 15th, TabTalks shared her story – leaving the government and starting her own business – with a group of people as part of the MoMonday movement. TabTalks is always happy to share her story and try and inspire others to reach their full potential. And to be...

TabTalks with Enjoyable Job

In June, TabTalks was interviewed by CarolAnne Black from Enjoyable Job about building games, quitting her job and trust. The interview highlights following leads, networking and taking a chance, creating not only a business but a better life! Enjoyable Job is a website dedicated to helping others who are thinking...

TabTalks about girls in STEM

While not trained in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM), TabTalks has emerged in these fields through her work designing games and working with people in all fields. In 2014 Portraits of Strength, a Canadian organization that highlights women in STEM who have helped break barriers and achieved great things within...

Gamifying resilience – TabTalks blogs for the Conference Board of Canada

TabTalks occasionally guest blogs for various organizations and publications. Read her blog for the Conference Board of Canada, “The Rules of the Game: “Gamifying” Resilience“, as a hot topic in security and safety. The blog explores how games can be used to solve complex problems that require a “comprehensive, multi-stakeholder...

In the news – apt613 features TabTalks

In March 2014, Tabatha was approached to talk about her experiences with Impact Academy offered by HUB Ottawa with the local Ottawa about-town blog, Apt613. Read more …