Making magic since the Internet was a thing. UX designer, game dev, gamer, author, actress, puppeteer, engineer, public speaker, inventor, voice-over artist, traveler, Riot Games employee, Pokémon trainer.
Cheryl and the MagicMafia community welcome respectful, open-minded community members. Sexism and racism are right out. Explicit language you wouldn't find on cable TV is also right out. Don't make Sprinkles sad. SCHEDULE: + Most Sundays at 10:00 AM Pacific: 30 min puppetry and 2+ hrs variety gaming CURRENT GOALS: + 100 Subs: We commission a new puppet! Lobby music and some stream music provided by [music.twitch.tv](http://music.twitch.tv)
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FunnyGodmother is Cheryl, a Seattle-based professional improv actress, interaction designer, and lifelong geek. She performs and teaches regularly with [Unexpected Productions](http://unexpectedproductions.org), is an internationally renowned interaction designer and expert on voice, conversational, and AI-powered user experiences. Cheryl portrayed "Ma1nfram3" on the live Shadowrun role playing show "Shadowrun: Corporate SINs" at [HyperRPG](http://twitch.tv/hyperrpg). Missed it? [Get started on YouTube.](https://youtu.be/zFM1OX_L7GE?list=PLHKocVDXoWBtzze1SGGUnU6KB5UFrDLFo) She also portrayed "Hexie Kate" on [GeekSpaceTV](http://twitch.tv/geekspacetv)'s "Leviathan: Distant Stars" Season 1. During the day, Cheryl is a renowned interaction designer and speaks on the international circuit regularly with her company [Ideaplatz](http://ideaplatz.com). She is also a former game developer with over half a dozen shipped handheld, PC and console titles to her name including Sims and Disney titles - [check out her MobyGames profile here](http://www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,111154/). ***** Curious about Cheryl's career? Check out these videos and podcasts where she talks about her past work: + [BBC Radio: The Digital Human](https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0000szg) + [Webdagene 2017: The Future of Voice](https://vimeo.com/239071404) + [Adobe's Ask a UXpert series: Cheryl Platz](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULokAvs4ctI) + [O'Reilly Design Podcast: Cheryl Platz on designing the Echo Look](https://www.oreilly.com/ideas/cheryl-platz-on-designing-the-amazon-echo-look) + [Meet the Alexa Voice Design Team](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIapDT6X0-Y)
Cheryl is just glad you're here: anything else is optional. But if you want to pitch in, support takes many forms. + Just participate: Tweet, chat, or Discord. <3 + Cheer or [Subscribe on Twitch!](http://subs.twitch.tv/funnygodmother) Always welcomed, never required. Mobile-friendly sub link. + [Subscribe on YouTube](http://youtube.com/user/funnygodmother) THANK YOU for the support for our past charity drives. Your generosity is humbling and meaningful. Together we've raised over $5000 for multiple causes.