I am a bit of a geek, so I am always up for a lecture on some aspect of engineering. This is one of those lectures because I find I learn more through the lecture than I do through reading the slides. I am a huge fan of engineering because of the scientific, engineering, and math that goes into it. When I hear that a particular design is based on a scientific principle, I instantly want to learn more.
The problem is that the engineering world is filled with a lot of conflicting theories and competing viewpoints. For example, in a classic design competition, an engineer is competing with some other engineer to design a machine that will cut steel. The designer is going to be competing with himself (and his fellow designers) to design a better machine. The problem with this competition is that you, the designer, don’t know what the competition is thinking about.
In another classic design competition, an engineer is competing with a team of engineers to design a machine that can do one thing perfectly. The problem with this competition is that all the engineers are competing to design a machine that can do one thing perfectly.
The problem here is that we are competing with one engineering team, not a whole team. In a real design competition, we would compete with a team of designers. The winner would be the one who designed the best machine.
This is one of the problems with using competitions to motivate designers. Competition is one thing, but trying to motivate an entire team to design is another.
This is why we created our own design competition. wb engineering is basically a design competition with the twist that it’s a competition against ourselves. wb engineers design a machine that we’ll use to take out the eight Visionaries. That’s not a bad thing at all. Most of us are aware of the fact that we should have a life and that everything we do should have some purpose.
A few of the main reasons that we wanted to do wb engineering was to teach people about the value of creativity and to help them out when they ask “why did you have to build that?”, but we also set the goal of motivating people to compete and to give them tools to help them compete. We wanted to give people the tools to help them be successful and to inspire people to succeed.
I think I’ve mentioned that we were all at WBI’s booth at the Game Developers Conference last week too. We’ve been talking a lot about our career, and I think we had quite a few engineers showing up. It was great to see all of these amazing engineers, and I knew we were going to have a great panel with Ryan and Eric on Monday.
I want to thank everybody here who came to the game developers conference in Anaheim last week. It was an amazing opportunity to see so many talented game developers at the same time. We were able to talk with many awesome people, and we were able to meet some of the game industry greats. There were a lot of fun games, but there was also a ton of really cool people there who were just great people.
If you don’t know what a game developer is, it’s someone who makes games. You might be thinking, “You mean like a person who builds a game?” But you’re wrong. It’s someone who makes games that help create games. They create games that help create new games, and that helps create new technologies.