Gabe Smedresman

Gabe Smedresman
Cofounder, Meet Gatsby

Website | @gabesmed

Gabe is a game designer and engineer based out of San Francisco. Coming from a background in tech (Google), architecture (Yale), and real-world games (The Go Game), Gabe specializes in integrating real-world data with gameplay and virtual environments. He’s built games and playful technology that have been featured in sources including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Fox News, Techcrunch, Mashable, and The San Francisco Chronicle. His most recent title is Crazy Boat, a facebook game the New York Times Magazine called “enormously compelling.” He is currently heading up Meet Gatsby, a mobile service that introduces you to nearby people who share your interests and sparks small-world moments wherever you go.


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Gabe Smedresman (Meet Gatsby)
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Gabe Smedresman (Meet Gatsby)
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