Gaming with Eli Brown

Gaming is becoming mainstream.

Popular multiplayer games such as Fortnite and Minecraft present players with a massive virtual world to explore, build, and compete within. Turn-based games such as Hearthstone and Magic are breeding a new generation of board game and card game aficionados. Social media networks like Twitch and YouTube have turned gaming into a voyeuristic sport that is outcompeting many physical sports games for attention.

Guilded is a platform for managing gaming teams. On Guilded, there are teams for games like League of Legends, Fortnite, and World of Warcraft. These teams use Guilded to manage calendars, Discord bots, forum software, documents, statistics, and recruiting.

This might sound confusing–why does a gaming team need document management, calendars, and analytics? Are we talking about a video game team or a software company? To understand Guilded, you need to understand the rapidly changing modern gaming ecosystem.

Eli Brown is a founder of He joins the show to talk about the world of gaming, its intersection with social media, and the fascinating engineering problems involved in building a platform for gaming teams.


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FindCollabs is a place for finding collaborators and building projects. FindCollabs can be used to manage hackathons and creative projects. Check it out at

GoCD is a continuous delivery tool created by ThoughtWorks. It’s great to see the continued progress on GoCD with the new Kubernetes integrations–and you can check it out for yourself at

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