Jessica Trybus is the CEO and founder of the 2005 CMU spin-off company Simcoach Games (originally called Etcetera Edutainment). Simcoach Games delivers games for learning and positive behavior change. The company has worked with many large organizations in various industries to provide workforce training games that impact productivity, customer service, safety and operational excellence. The company’s “Simcoach Skill Arcade” is a mobile platform that delivers and tracks (via “badging”) many on-demand training games and drives engagement, performance and skilling-up of a workforce.
Formerly a faculty member of Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center (ETC), Jess has the pleasure of being able to say she was present during the formulation of the Kids+Creativity Network, the forerunner to Remake Learning. While talking with executive director of The Grable Foundation Gregg Behr over coffee the two discussed a vision of uniting different groups in Pittsburgh to create new opportunities for kids relating to technology, creativity, and education. From that conversation Behr went on to make that conversation a reality. She also helped to develop the idea for the Makeshop at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, a space where kids can come up with an idea for a project and then build it.
Jessica is a member of the Remake Learning Council.