Katie Salen Tekinbaş is a game designer, co-founder and Chief Designer of Connected Camps, an online learning platform powered by youth Minecraft experts. She is founding Executive Director of the Institute of Play, an education nonprofit organization focused on games and learning. Most recently, she taught game design and development at DePaul University in Chicago. She is co-author of Rules of Play: The Game Design Reader, Quest to Learn: Growing a School for Digital Kids, and editor of The Ecology of Games. She was an early advocate of the then-hidden world of machinima and continues to be interested in connections between game design, learning, and the transformational power of play.