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Rose City SPIN: The Science of Being Happy & Productive at Work

World Trade Center
121 SW Salmon
Portland, Oregon 97204, US (map)

World Trade Center Portland, Mezzanine Level 2 (121 SW Salmon, 2WTC, Portland, OR 97204)



The Science of Being Happy and Productive at Work Presented by Scott Crabtree, Happy Brain

Dates/Times: Tuesday, October 11th, 2011: Networking @ 5:30 PM; Seminar 6:00-7:30 PM

Location: World Trade Center Portland, Mezzanine Level 2 (121 SW Salmon, 2WTC, Portland, OR 97204)


Grounded in solid scientific data, this award winning presentation provides actionable steps to help you become happier and more productive at work. Various studies show that happier people are more productive, more creative, more insightful, more engaged, more resilient and healthier. This presentation covers dozens of techniques to increase job happiness, organized around themes of goals, relationships and attitude.

Presenter Bio

Scott Crabtree earned a B.A. in Cognitive Science from Vassar College in 1988. Immediately after, he worked on artificial intelligence, including expert systems software. Seeking more fun in his life, he started working at the first of several game development companies in 1996. Serving as a Software Engineer, Game Designer, Producer and Entrepreneur, Scott is proud to have worked on game development with companies including Microsoft, Mattel, Disney, LEGO and Nike. He’s published games for PS2, Xbox, PC and mobile phones, including the iPhone. He joined Intel in 2005 as an Engineering Manager focused on video game developers. He is currently Tech Strategist for Intel Atom Developer Program. He is fascinated by and passionately studies organizational development, human psychology and the science of happiness and well-being.

Scott lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and 2 year old daughter. He loves spending time with them, especially in nature, and also enjoys playing with his band Mister Fisk.

How to Register

No need to register! This is a FREE lecture sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference and Rose City SPIN.


PNSQC is the Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference, a group of volunteers interested in Software Quality. The Mission of the PNSQC is to enable knowledge exchange to produce higher quality software. As a non-profit, it seeks to promote software quality by providing education and opportunities for information exchange within the software community.

About the Rose City SPIN

The Rose City Software Process Improvement Network (SPIN) is a monthly forum for networking, mutual support, and promotion of effective software practices. We exchange practical experiences, ideas, knowledge, wisdom, and war stories about the technical, business, and human facets of software process improvement. The Rose City SPIN serves the software development community of the Portland/Vancouver metro area. Whether you work for a large company or a small one, corporate or self-employed, industrial or academic setting, you are welcome at the Rose City SPIN.