Software Engineer, Entrepreneur, Game Designer
2018 - Present
Goethe Institut (Enter Africa)
A Program Coordinator and a Game Thinking/Experience Designer for an African Wide project that aims to bring 15 Countires that will work of 15 Ideas to make 15 Games. www.goethe.de/enterafrica
2016 - Now
Founder and Team Lead to an international team of architects, engineers, & designers striving to
bring game thinking to/from Africa in the fields of work, education, health and relationships
2015 - Now
An umbrella social enterprise for a set of entrepreneurial initiatives having its focus on the creating a culture of sharing to help society help itself. Sharing is the future and we are already their. www.gursha.org
2009 - 2018
A Location Based Systems
Development Division Head (INSA)
Oversee 14+ Projects.
Chair a National Initiative.
Lead a simulation project.
Lead (Mentor) 20+ Engineers.
A Software Engineer, an Aspiring Entrepreneur, a Proud Civil Servant and a Game Thinking Activist with an appetite for both Science and the Arts. A team player with a quality of easily understanding systems and how they work. A true believer of life and a brighter future for all…
P.S – An old school gamer (Prince of Persia 8 bit)
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
- 2019 Köln Gamescom Speaker
- 2019 Berlin A Maze Speaker
- 2017 Köln Gamescom Speaker
- 2017 Creative Futures Ethiopia Candidate
- 2016 Top 11 of the Ethiopia’s best startups.
- 2015 Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA)
- 4 Times Outstanding Performer 2009/11/12/14
Digital-Analogue Strategies, Gamification Digital Risk.
Dr. Julia Sattler
Goethe-Institut Addis Ababa
GAMIFICATION PIONEER & SOCIAL MEDIA ENTHUSIAST
Dagmawi Bedilu Degefe is an Ethiopian Software Engineer, an Aspiring Entrepreneur and a Game-Thinking activist with an appetite for both Science and the Arts. In his Engineering career, he has managed to work as a Senior Software Architect for the country’s biggest IT company, designing and developing Location-Based Systems while leading a team of 25+ engineers/developers, supervising more than 15 projects.
In the entrepreneurial arena, he has founded gursha.org, a social enterprise that aims to enable societies to solve their own problems using indigenous knowledge. Also, a co-founder of Chewata Awaqi a cross-cultural, cross-disciplinary company with an overarching vision of curing the world with Game Thinking by bringing back the fun in the Learning, Loving and Living experience; meaning creating social impacts through the use of games, playful design, simulation, gamification and serious games.
He was a speaker at the 2017th Gamescom held in Köln, Germany, a 2017 Creative Futures Ethiopia candidate, Creative Hustle Game Dev. Lead Trainer, 2016 Top 11 of the Ethiopia’s best startups, 2015 Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) candidate and is a project manager for 2018-19 Enter Africa Project (a Goethe Institute Initiative). He is also a startup mentor in one of the country’s leading incubation center (BlueMoon Ethiopia).
A Rotaractor, Toastmaster, Positive Thinker (PNL Newsletter Chief Editor) and a LifeBlogger. A true believer of life and a brighter future for all…
“If my Maker came to me and asked me if I wanted to live a million years I would say ‘Hell No, I want to live a thousand years…. a thousand times;
Ones as a healer, ones as a lover, ones as a thinker, ones as a maker, ones as a savior…’”