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DSU welcomes TJ Nissan - creator of Network Nirvana

Community Events Special Events


November 09, 2021


6:30 PM - 7:30 PM


Beacom Institute of Technology Collaboration Center


TJ Nissen

TJ Nissen

TJ Nissen has designed games since he was 10 years old. He graduated from the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) and started his own company designing online games when he was 15 years old. That business, Network Nirvana, was developed in the UNI student business incubator program.

Network Nirvana strives to inspire NirvanaOnline with a perfect mix of STEM-infused education and massively multiplayer-focused challenges. Much of the design and development work focuses on crafting experiences that help to build players’ critical thinking skills and teamwork-based soft skills.

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