Unlocking fun for the next billion gamers - via low code via Jason Chapman, Managing Partner at Konvoy Ventures

Welcome to the eight episode of the Low-Code Ninjas Podcast

Low-Code Ninjas shines a light on industry thought leaders and the strategies they embrace to do business successfully in an app-first, unpredictable world.

Meet our hosts

John Koetsier and Peggy Anne Salz

John Koetsier
John Koetsier is a senior contributor to Forbes, host of the TechFirst podcast, and a mobile industry analyst.

“Previously, he was the Mobile Economist for TUNE and the VP Insights for Singular.”

Peggy Anne Salz
Peggy Anne Salz is a mobile analyst, a top 30 Mobile Marketing influencer and a nine-time author based in Europe, I track and document the trends, companies and innovators shaping how we do business and engage with consumers across the multiple screens, devices and apps that define our daily lives.

IN THIS EPISODE OF LOW-CODE NINJAS :

Unleash Creativity with Low Code Games

The mobile gaming vertical isn’t just hot — it’s on fire! Even as downloads go through the roof and new games are flooding the app stores, there is still plenty of opportunities to reach new, underserved audiences. In this episode of Low Code Ninjas, our hosts John Koetsier & Peggy Anne Salz talk to Jason Chapman, Managing Partner, Konvoy Ventures about how low-code can do more than just unlock agility for gaming companies — but also unlock creativity for the gamers themselves.

Jason points to the popularity of games like Roblox built-in low-code environments as proof of the potential for lower intensity game development. “They currently have 150 million monthly active players and users,” he says. Seven million of those users are content creators. Learn how low-code environments can enable user creativity and lead to games with far more complexity than you might expect. “You are going to see things like great platform games, or arcade games, or puzzle games being created in a low code environment because it’s a lot of just kind of bricks and blocks and kind of almost like Lego play, right? That’s what Roblox emulates. I think we’re going to see a lot more created and it will get a lot more complex.”

Full Episode Transcript

(This transcript has been lightly edited for length and clarity).

John Koetsier: How do we unlock fun for a billion underserved gamers? Welcome to Low Code Ninjas. 

Peggy Anne Salz: My name is Peggy Ann Salz, and of course, low code is not just the key to unlocking agility for companies. It’s also about unlocking creativity for the next billion gamers, about powering games productions for many audiences, including some you might  not have thought of in underserved or untapped markets and regions.

John Koetsier: Absolutely, Peggy, and I’m John Koetsier. So most of the time when we do Low Code Ninjas, we’re talking about, hey, how you can get that retail app, how you can get that enterprise app out, how you can do amazing, cool things faster, cheaper. We’re doing something a little different here, but it’s still on low code, right? People in major existing global markets have lots of options for gaming, but … not everybody, not everywhere in the world. And if we need thousands of new games for these people, we also need something else, right? We need new game designers. 

Peggy Anne Salz: Absolutely. And that’s going into the whole discussion, this very exciting discussion about the citizen developer, right? It’s part of that discussion about the 500 million new apps we’re going to need according to Microsoft, they’re talking about it, in the next five years. That’s a huge number, and that’s just talking about the numbers. Now we’re going to talk about the audiences. There’s just as much diversity in the audience as in the types of apps we’re going to need. Low code can make this happen, whether it’s going to be commerce apps, righ? But it’s also interesting to think about the creativity in gaming, and that’s why we’re chatting with Jason Chapman, Managing Partner, Konvoy Ventures. Jason, welcome to our show! 

Jason Chapman: Thanks for having me, John, Peggy. I appreciate you guys taking the time to chat about where the next billion gamers come from.

John Koetsier: We’re really looking forward to it. Thank you for being here. Let’s start here: how can low code help game makers? 

Jason Chapman: Yeah, there’s a lot of ways, right? And when you look at kind of game makers in the market, what it is, you know, it’s kind of dominated from a few different engines that people choose to use to build video games. So for those who are not familiar, in the market today, Unity and Unreal are the two kind of behemoths in the market. Unity just went public. Hopefully for some of your audience they bought stock, because it’s done quite well in the public markets. Unreal is still private and it is under the Epic umbrella, which is the company that produces a very popular title called Fortnite. So, right now there’s an estimate of around three to four million active creators in games. So those are people that are actually producing games every month. That number is sort of extrapolated from a few different resources, one is specifically Unity’s S-1, which I’d encourage everyone to read. But in Unity alone, which dominates about 50% of the game making market, they have 1.5 million monthly active creators. And these are people that are building and pushing into production titles, you know, they grab 50% of the market. Unreal is estimated to get around 15-20%. We’re a little less clear on how many exactly they get ’cause they’re not public. And the rest is sort of dispersed across a couple of other third-party engines like CryEngine, Godot, which is an open source engine, or other things like in-house in proprietary engines — like Call of Duty for instance, which is owned by Activision Blizzard.  So getting back to your question, how can low code help? I kind of want to move a little bit quickly to a topic which is sort of a hybrid between low code and what I’d kind of define as high code or traditional programming, which — and just for those in the audience, my background is actually in software engineering. So I am an engineer myself. I came from research at IBM. Today there’s this platform called Roblox. Roblox is huge, you might’ve heard of it. You might have kids playing it. It kind of targets that let’s call under-the-age-of-16 kind of for players and also creators. They currently have 150 million monthly active players and users. There’s 7 million active creators on the Roblox platform — I’m not including that number, and there is probably some overlap in the three to four million active game developers every month. What we’ve seen though, and what Roblox is built off of, is a programming language called Lua. Lua means actually, it’s [the] Portuguese word for moon, funny enough. Don’t know the context there or why it’s called that, but Lua is a very easy programming language to work in, unlike C# which is what Unity is largely built in, right? And so even in this move from a high programming language of C# to Lua, which is a low programming language, and kind of getting into more towards the low code environment, we’ve seen a jump of there’s three to four million in the total market over here … to 7 million on this one platform, which is wild. So, generally speaking, I think that’s a great proof point for why we need as a whole industry to move more towards low code, to unlock a lot of people who are creators that just haven’t had the ability to create before.

John Koetsier: That’s amazing. That’s an amazing expansion right there, and we probably need to expand even further beyond that. We’re going to get into a lot of detail here in terms of games and low code and high programming, all that other stuff. But the big question is, and one that we’ve addressed in other episodes around apps for retail or apps for enterprise — how sophisticated can you get? How amazing can you build a game with low code tools or in Roblox? 

Jason Chapman: Yeah, so with low code, to date, the games that you can build is probably more complex than you think. We’ll get into a couple of examples of places we’ve invested before into this kind of movement of moving towards low code to unlock more creators. But as it stands today, you’re not going to see a title like Call of Duty, Halo, even though Cyberpunk was just released and has had a lot of problems — I’m sorry for those who are playing it right now — we’re not going to see that come from a low code environment. You are going to see things like great platform games, or arcade games, or puzzle games being created in a low code environment, because it’s a lot of just kind of bricks and blocks and kind of almost like Lego play, right? That’s what Roblox emulates. I think we’re going to see a lot more created and it will get a lot more complex, you know, actually — I’ll jump the gun here a little bit, in the sense that we have one portfolio company which is called Hiber, there’s about 500,000 games created every month on this platform. It is entirely a no code engine. We move it very hardcore in the low code movement, and 25% of their monthly active users are creators. 

John Koetsier: Wow.

Jason Chapman: Which is a shocking stat. And if you compare that even to Roblox, who I think has done a better job than most to try to make their system more open, they only have about four, I think it’s 4.6% of the creator-to-player ratio, right? So you’re seeing this huge jump even by saying high code to low code, low code to no code, right? And that I think is fascinating. So, long story short, I think we’re going to see some really great stuff built in these environments, because they’re opening up more and more of what shouldn’t be complex to build in.

Peggy Anne Salz:And you’ve got a long track record in this. I mean, you’re an AI software developer, so you’re an engineer. You understand this and you’re obviously passionate about it, but you’ve also invested in almost 20 games in the last two years. I’d just like to understand a little bit more about your portfolio. And, again, this seems to be one of those threads. This is about low code throughout your portfolio, as well as your career right now. 

Jason Chapman: Yeah, I think — so just kind of real quick on my background, right. As you know, I spent my career before this in a very technical environment. I worked on large development teams, and I do love technical problems and challenges, and I love to deploy myself towards them, right. Otherwise, you know, what am I doing? Technology fascinates me and I love to get into the weeds of it. I’m passionate for a lot of reasons, and we’ll get into that later ’cause you guys have teed up some great questions for me here, but … before this, I was working primarily on an artificial intelligence platform. I worked a lot in computer vision, natural language processing, machine learning, and I got to see those applications used in games in very interesting ways. And that sort of spawned this thesis of what was eventually going to launch our fund of, how do I get exposure to the games industry which is exploding? I am an asset gamer. I’ve gotten to work on the backend of gaming before, but not take what I kind of call subject-to-single-content risk. And so single content risk is things like I’m going to invest into a specific game and hope that game does very well. There’s some great people that do that. That is not our strategy. Our strategy is to own platforms and tools and technology that fuel the creation of these games. And so I look at it as an engineer and say, look, I was pretty good in programming. I’m not the most creative person in the world, and I think I fit the bill of a lot of engineers out there. Some are way more talented than me and probably are creative and technical at the same time. But I have a hunch, and I think a lot of people agree with this, that let’s just lower the barrier to entry. Let’s lower the barrier to entry to create in games, because a lot of people have good ideas, they just don’t know how to express those ideas, because — and I’ll get into this a little later — they don’t have the patience to learn how to program, and I don’t blame them. Some people it’s really hard to learn, and also sometimes it just takes a lot of time. You know, learning JavaScript, learning Python, learning Go, like it just takes time. So… 

John Koetsier: Yeah. You know, Peggy, it’s kind of surprising because he has his background in AI, I’m surprised he hasn’t automated the process of being a VC already, you know, and so just got something going and running in a software application there, virtual doppelganger or clone, and off on the beach sipping Mai Tais.

Jason Chapman: John, that’s next year, actually [laughter] that’s next year. I uh—

John Koetsier: You’re in beta right now. [crosstalk

Jason Chapman: Yeah, yeah, we’re in beta. We’re in beta on that front. I do kid you not though, we have used a lot of our research and also a lot of our techniques to try to automate data points that we think are undervalued. And so, for those of you who have watched Moneyball before, right, like how do you be Moneyball in VC and say these are stats and characteristics of founders that are undervalued? Let’s find those, because video gaming can, just like many things in VC, can be very frothy. And so I like to, as any good investor should, try to find a good deal. So, I like to find people that are undervalued.

John Koetsier: Excellent. So, you grew up in Africa, and we’re going to get there, right? Because we’re talking, we kicked this off by saying there’s underserved gamers in the world, that there’s populations of people who are not getting games that are super relevant to who they are, what their identity is, what their daily lived experience is. And of course, we can all play games for different reasons, but that’s important as well. Now you grew up in Africa, we could totally tell that from your accent, by the way. 

Jason Chapman: Yeah, totally. Absolutely. [laughter]

John Koetsier: How does that connect with your desire to see more games, made by more developers, in more places? 

Jason Chapman: Yeah. Great question. So I grew up in a really funky way. I grew up moving every two-three years as a kid, ’cause both of my parents worked for the Foreign Service at different points. My mom was on and off with it and my dad was full time with that. And so I got the privilege of living in a lot of different places that hopefully informed my perspective, countries like Nigeria, Bolivia, Mozambique a couple times, Taiwan, Costa Rica, definitely the outlier there from the other countries. And you know, my parents specialized in the Foreign Service in the developing world, right, and so I got to spend my childhood there. And one of the places that impacted me the most was definitely Mozambique. I ended up going to high school there. I also lived there right after the civil war ended and we moved there when I was a young child. But when I was living there, the average GDP per capita was about $400 per person. So it’s still projected to be either the second or third poorest country in the world, that’s coming from FocusEconomics. And every day I passed a slum on my way to high school, right, and so that impacts you in a couple different ways. I’ve seen people respond every single which way. One is it’s numbing, it’s hard to respond yourself, like how do you even deal with this type of poverty? No judgment, I’ve been there myself. Two, you go boots-on-the-ground, I’m going to take on this problem and try and fix the world one person at a time. Love those people, I know a lot of those people, they’re my friends. Or thirdly, you can kind of financially support initiatives from here and then jump into hopefully number two, which is impacting with actually your actions across hopefully leveraging what you’ve gained in your professional career and personal life. That’s something I choose to do is I support Hope International. Go check it out, I’m on the local board in Denver. They do micro loans and saving groups helping fuel entrepreneurship in Africa, and also other parts of the developing world. So if you have questions about that, reach out to me. But, kind of getting back to your question, what is the desire to see like more games coming from these places? I guess what I love about software in general is it’s infinitely scalable. It can be built by people in one place and leveraged by others in another. Maybe with some exceptions like mainland China, but we won’t dive into that on this podcast, that is a whole other segment for you. I’ll tee that up for someone else who’s more qualified. But I view them as a huge opportunity for the labor force of Africa specifically, and also companies in the West to benefit from great talent in those regions and save on costs. And so I see this happening with Eastern Europe, you know, Belarus, Ukraine, Poland, which is the second largest gaming market in Eastern Europe, have all benefited dramatically from this. I’m starting to see the same trends in Egypt, Tunisia, Kenya, Nigeria, Morocco, exploding with games. And so this is something I’m very pumped about, because I want to help this happen, because I’ve seen what it means when you give people vocation. And also, when you start to leverage them for something that is benefiting not only their micro environment, but the macro of the large markets, like the U.S., Canada, and Western Europe. 

Peggy Anne Salz: It’s so inspiring, Jason, really. I mean, democratizing innovation, unlocking that, allowing people who have creativity to make a contribution. It’s inclusive because of low code. It’s not going to say, ‘Oh, well, you’re not an engineer. But you’re creative, so that’s your problem.’ No, it’s about making it all possible. I understand the spark — personally, I want to keep the fire going, I have to say — but can you tell me a little bit about the markets where you’re investing, you know, have you invested in games that are made with low code? What are you doing maybe even to spread the word, because you seem like someone who’s out there, maybe not fixing everything one person at a time, but certainly unlocking creativity in a meaningful way. 

Jason Chapman: Yeah, well, definitely I can talk about that. There’s a lot more qualified people to fix the world’s problems than myself, but generally speaking, I think you have your experiences and that informs your passions. So, just a couple things, you know, markets that I’m looking at that we’ve invested into, we’ve invested quite a bit into Scandinavia. I’ve also invested into the United States and Canada quite heavily. We’ve also looked at and are looking actively right now in Africa and Latin America as potentials for our next investments. I look at these markets and think there’s a huge opportunity, but it has been pretty formally driven by the West for fund one. We have now entered fund two. We’re seeing quite a big uptick in deal flow from those regions, which I’m very pumped about. And, generally speaking, something I like to say is our attention span has dropped about 33% over the last 15 years, funny enough. You know, it used to be about 12 seconds and now it’s about 8 seconds, which is a little depressing. This is a study from Microsoft and I think that directly impacts our willingness to learn new skills. And so we have to continually lower the barrier of entry. We could talk about how unhealthy that is for us, but that’s just the reality of where we’re at, and so I’m constantly hunting to say, like, how do we find something like, this isn’t the best low code example, but a Robinhood, which just made investing for people that were intimidated by the barrier to invest with an E*Trade account or a Charles Schwab account. How do we take that kind of principle to game development and make it more open, not more closed? It’s something I think that’s often a fault of the technical community — I’ll walk myself into this, and I’ve been this guy in meetings before which everyone despised — of taking pride in having knowledge that other people didn’t know. And how do you not do that? How do you say let me open this up to more people to make the barrier entry lower, not higher? Because I’m not trying to create a moat around myself, I actually want to attract the best creators to my industry. And that’s how I view low code and why that’s important. So… 

John Koetsier:Excellent. Excellent. So you’re focused on the opportunity for your second fund that’s in developing markets. Tell us a little bit about the size of the market and the potential.

Jason Chapman: Yeah. So we invest, we’re looking definitely in the developing markets. We also look in the developed world as well. But definitely one of our core themes is, again, hunting for the diamond in the rough which maybe other people are not focused on. So right now, you know, gaming’s about a $150 billion industry. There’s about 3 billion players. We look to, you know, the African market is roughly around $6 billion in gaming. Latin America is around the same actually, it’s pretty close. I fully expect both of those markets to almost double in the next four to five years. They are just exploding. Right now Egypt is the largest gaming market in Africa sitting at number 40 on the world rankings from market size of, you know, it’s about $293 million market. That’s up from $170 million four years ago. Same kind of growth we’re seeing in South Africa, it’s at $216 million today, up from $112 million four years ago. You know, there is an explosion happening in games in these environments and it’s very tied to — and this is something that I talked to Peggy about before — the proliferation of internet in these environments, right? And so, what do I see as an opportunity and why do I see this opportunity coming? Africa’s around 17.2% of the world’s population, but they’re only 12.8% of the internet population. So let’s bridge that gap. If they got to 17.2 today, it would bring 216 million more people online. Well,  those people are probably going to be gamers, that’s the way I look at it, right? And so, fundamentally as we get more online and more players in the ecosystem, those people are going to be gamers, because generally speaking we’re entering a world where no one says they’re a gamer anymore. It’s just assumed, just like no one says, ‘I’m a Netflixer’ because everyone assumes you watch Netflix. So… 

John Koetsier: The interesting thing there — I’ll just follow up on that for a second — the interesting thing there is that you see some countries that have been huge, and continue to be huge on, for instance, the App Store top grossing, Google Play top grossing. You see Finland, tiny country consistently with Rovio, and other companies in the top tier of games. You see South Korea doing incredibly well. Obviously the U.S. is big there as well, and there are some other nations as well. It’ll be very interesting to see when we have an African company that hits the top charts in terms of top grossing apps on Google Play or iOS App Store. 

Jason Chapman:  I think it will happen, and I think we’ll have one in the top hundred, let’s call it in the next two to three years. I really do. And a good promising thing to kind of point to that’s a comp is Latin American Brazil, which is a booming market. They have a recent unicorn called Wildlife Studios, right? And as we’ve seen time and time again, I’m so glad you brought up Rovio, because when a company like that succeeds, what happens, you know, it attracts the best talent, they all get their training there for four to five years, and they all splinter out, right?

John Koetsier: Yeah.

Jason Chapman: And they just go everywhere. And I love that, because that’s exactly what that market needs. And so, this is just kind of time and time again, why has Silicon Valley had such a moat for so long? Because they have so many unicorns, so many great companies that spill out and people, the talent stay in the region. We want more and more talent to stay in their localized markets because it’s good for those countries long haul, right? And this is, it’d be bad for Finland if we had this brain drain of snagging all their best talent from Rovio to Canada, or to the United States, or to other markets that are maybe a little bit larger. So I absolutely agree with you. I’m excited for that. 

Peggy Anne Salz: I’m excited listening to this. I’m thinking the whole time, Jason, it’s like you’re the Medici of low code here. It’s like inclusive, bringing all this creativity together, but still thinking about what does that unlock beyond creativity? I mean, have you, I would assume you’ve also been investing in companies that use low code—

Jason Chapman: Yes.

Peggy Anne Salz: To make things. We’re talking about creativity — that’s great. But there’s also other benefits, and you were talking about yourself, you know, motors for these economies, motors for development. Possibly even games that are having more than just local appeal, but even educational value. What are some of those benefits? Can you walk through that with me?

Jason Chapman: Yeah. So, generally speaking with kind of thinking through where we’ve invested … I think that fundamentally, I believe that most of the large enterprise issues will be figured out in industry-like games, because of the amount of interaction and engagement we receive. And so an example of this is Slack, right? That was formed in a video game, it rolled out of a video game, it is now changed the way we communicate forever. Right? That is going to happen time and time again. Unity is a good example of this. They have lowered the barriers for entry for creation, not only in games, but also in construction, and defense, and lots of industries actually, right? So they’re being used across a plethora of things. If you read their S-1 of where they’re going, completely agree, they have to branch out in other industries. But, you know, when I look at games like as a market, I tell people like, hey, I’m invested in a few target industries, you cannot go wrong with video games. Do you bet that more people are going to play more games tomorrow than today? It’s no secret that video games have done quite well in a pandemic environment. And I’m not thrilled with why that is, but I think it’s an indication of a lot of people have now started to try to socialize in different ways. And I fundamentally believe that video games are the social square of the future, it’s the coffee shop of the future, it’s the opera of the future. This is where people are just being together, because maybe being together in a physical location poses a threat. And video games, there are threats in games we can talk about, you know, I don’t want to make gaming sound too rosy because there are issues with it that we are hopefully fixing — I have actively invested in fixing it actually. But when I think about it from an opportunity, from an investor perspective, it’s a very bright future and we’re just getting started in games. You know, we’ve got 3 billion gamers, we’ve got another 5 billion to go, would be the thought. 

John Koetsier: I love that thought and I love that thinking. It’s been actually really fascinating to see what’s happening in games. To see that games are the new movie theater, in Fortnite for instance. To see that companies are having meetings in immersive game environments, right, rather than going in Zoom. To see many other things, where you see friend populations, they’re always in the same game and they’re there for each other as much as, if not more than, the actual game. So there’s a lot of future there. I want to zoom out just a little bit here. We’ve been talking about gaming, but this is a podcast about low code and that has an impact on gaming. It has an impact on many other verticals as well, right? We’re seeing a ton of low code companies getting funded in dozens of verticals. Can you pull back just a little bit and tell us a little bit about what you see happening and what you think is happening in terms of the low code revolution?

Jason Chapman: Yeah, I think just kind of going back to this theme of … you know, there’s a lot of people that I think have been slotted into roles which were not creative, that are creative. And as we continue to lower the barrier to entry, more of those people will be sucked into a role that — or provide what I’d kind of call more creative value. And so, generally speaking, this is not just linked to games, this is everything, right? And how do we start removing the need for a server side engineer to be present to release a game or to release a new update? How do we continuously do that? And I can tell you, I have tons of friends who work across tons of different industries that inform my way of thinking — teachers, nurses, doctors, lawyers — that all are creative in their own sense, but if I showed them a Python script they would scratch their head, every which way. And it’s just because their brain isn’t wired that way. And so I look at this and say, the world was awoken to the fact that you don’t need engineers to build something. And I think that is what has shifted in the investor, you know, the mindset and why everyone’s so excited about it from the venture side is, think of the scale. The scale is the entirety of humanity, hopefully, right? And that’s why I think you’re seeing this shift, and I think that’s why, generally speaking, we’re looking towards a very bright future of creation. And so, excited to be part of that investing in my one little small sliver in games.

John Koetsier: I love that. What about if you showed them some Pearl? That might even be worse than Python. 

Jason Chapman: That would be worse. That would be worse. That would be way worse. You know, there’s plenty — Python’s probably one of the more understandable languages to be honest with you.

John Koetsier: Yes.

Jason Chapman: You can kind of read it and kind of understand what’s going on. I always make fun of my brother who I work with, and I’ll share this podcast to him later is even I can show him Python and he’d probably be able to read it, haha. So… 

John Koetsier: You say that, right? Even you … [crosstalk]

Jason Chapman: Even you. 

John Koetsier: You say it exactly that way? Even you! [laughter

Jason Chapman: And I say this with all the love in my heart, he’s probably smarter than I am in most things in life, but I do have programming on him, and so I like to leverage that when I can. Yeah, absolutely. 

Peggy Anne Salz: Well, this is really interesting because it’s inspiring to think about unlocking that creativity. It’s also encouraging, because it’s a business opportunity, which means it will have a momentum. This will happen. This is happening here and now. We talk about the low code revolution, but we’re also talking about the future of this. And talking about the future, I have to think of you yourself, Jason, I mean, you are definitely driven. This is what you want to do, maybe because of all of your background, traveling the world, seeing this, seeing this as an enabler. Your personal mission here, what is it? And what’s the next step for you as a champion of low code? Because that is certainly the message you’re delivering. 

Jason Chapman: Yeah. Oh man, so … champion of low code. I think like, just generally speaking, I look towards low code and what it provides — it just provides opportunity. And a lot of people, I think don’t succeed because they get discouraged too quickly. Kind of linking back to that, retention has plummeted. And this is one of the things that, you know, the future generations are going to really have to battle here is that don’t give up when it’s hard. Right? That’s a message that I think we’re unfortunately reinforcing constantly. And so low code is kind of maybe my bandaid to that, where it’s saying, hey look, you know, you’re giving up when it’s hard — you shouldn’t, because I’ve given you a tool that enables you to do what you’re hoping to do a lot quicker than it would have instead of taking 24 hours of Python classes, right? That’s what I would say is, I think it just gives you opportunity. So I love that. I love seeing when a person is lit up because they have found meaning in their work. And I think generally speaking, if you don’t have meaning in your work and you’re just showing up nine to five, if you’re counting the hours … you’re in the wrong job. And I think that that right there is we’ve lost sight of this constant — we’re constantly in this cycle of trying to entertain ourselves and numb ourselves out of the fact that we need vocation. And so, when I look at creation and I look at low code, I feel that that just gives people purpose and the ability to express that purpose a lot easier. And so that’s probably not the perfect way of saying it, but I love that, and definitely growing up in the developing world and seeing people that were not achieving their purpose in life and more focused on survival, I would rather focus on let’s get them an opportunity. And so I see low code and what you guys are talking about all day every day, is such a big part of that mission. So… 

John Koetsier: That’s very well-spoken. I think you’re very modest, that was very well said. Thank you for saying that, and it is a big mission. We also want to thank you for joining us on Low Code Ninjas.

Jason Chapman: Yeah.

John Koetsier: It’s [been a] lot of fun chatting with you. 

Jason Chapman: Thanks for having me guys. I really appreciate it. And I hope that we can do this again sometime soon, and we can talk about how all right all my predictions were, you know, that’s the—

Peggy Anne Salz: Yeah.

Jason Chapman: Africa gaming market doubled. I hope that I get to come back and say four years later and they proved me wrong, it was in three years. So we’ll see.

John Koetsier: If we’re still doing the Low Code Ninjas podcast in four years, there’s been a lot of success going on. 

Jason Chapman: Oh man—

John Koetsier: It’s awesome. We haven’t even thought in those types of scales yet.

Peggy Anne Salz: Yeah. 

John Koetsier: But you know what, that is great. It’s a date. You know what, four years from today—

Jason Chapman: I like it.

John Koetsier: If we’re still doing this … I’m putting it on my calendar right after the show. But thank you so much for being with us. And for everybody else, we want to thank you for being with us as well. If you like this show, great, that’s why we make it. If you learned something, also great, that’s also why we make it. Subscribe on all the usual suspect platforms, and whatever platform you happen to be on … please like, subscribe, share, comment, all the above. If you loved the podcast, maybe rate it, review it. That’d be a massive help. 

Jason Chapman: Thank you guys so much for having me. I really appreciate it. 

Peggy Anne Salz: Thank you, Jason. And I’ll be rooting for gaming, just being the beginning, and Africa just being the star. It’s been a delight to have you. 

Jason Chapman: Thank you so much. 

John Koetsier: Excellent. Until then — until next time, I should say, this is John Koetsier with Low Code Ninjas.

Peggy Anne Salz: And this is Peggy Ann Salz. Stay well, keep safe.