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Bruce Damer on virtual worlds from 1998

June 02, 2009 By: studiosfo Category: Conferences, Uncategorized No Comments →

Bruce Damer (who presented at Virtual World SIG on Mar. 26, 2007 ) leads a virtual world demo at a UC Santa Cruz class at  dating from May 7, 1998.   Bruce is introduced by Bonnie DeVarco currently working on   

What a great vintage look at these virtual worlds.  Yikes, that ActiveWorlds teleport sound….

IBM hosts 3-day Rational Software Dev. Conference at Codestation

June 02, 2008 By: BobKetner Category: Conferences, IBM, Presenters, Virtual Worlds No Comments →

Got word of an IBM “Meet the Experts” session being held in Second Life(tm) June 2, 3, and 4. It is part of their Rational Software Development Conference going on in Orlando, FL and sounds really interesting.

It looks like they are using teleconferencing for voice, as phone-in numbers are provided. Here’s the announcement as I received it. I’ll definitely drop in, so look for Orange Montagne if you’re there.
Join us on Codestation in Second Life for the IBM Rational Software Development Conference Meet the Expert Sessions this week June 2, 3 and 4th.


On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, there will be a Meet the Expert sessions at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm Eastern (New York) with each of the Heroes. As a reward for attending each of the sessions, a superpower will be handed out to attendees at each of the sessions.

Schedule for 10 am ET :
Monday 10am ET – Fee-Chur: The Developer; who can turn anything into code. “It’s not a bug, it’s a “feature!”
Tuesday 10am ET The Gatekeeper: The Release Manager; who can shift shapes to deal with everything internal and external; from bugs to leaks to patches to infinity and beyond!
Wednesdat 10am ET The Time-Inator: The Project Manager; who can bend the time-space continuum… sometimes

Call in information for 10am ET Expert Sessions
10am ET Mon, Tues & Wed – June 2, 3 & 4
Title: Rational Software Devplr Meet the Expert
Conference telephone numbers:
Participants, Toll free:
Participants, Toll:
Confirmation Code: 6768646
Title: Rational Software Devplr Meet the Expert

Schedule for 2pm ET
Monday 2pm ET R-Tek: The Architect with the power to grok future applications just by drawing a picture on a napkin.
Tuesday 2pm ET Hawkeye: The Analyst; whose super A-ray Vision lets her see opportunities hidden in complex problems
Wednesdat 2pm ET Gotcha: The Tester; with the power to clone herself to meet impossible deadlines…
Call in information for 2pm ET Expert Sessions
2pm ET Mon, Tues & Wed – June 2, 3 & 4
Title: Rational Software Devplr Meet the Expert Conference telephone numbers:
Participants, Toll free:
Participants, Toll:

In addition, the Conference Keynotes will be posted on Codestation the day after they are delivered at the Conference.

Philip Rosedale at US House of Representatives: Subcommittee on Telecommunications

April 02, 2008 By: studiosfo Category: Conferences, Second Life exclusives, Virtual Worlds No Comments →

Philip Rosedale spoke at the US House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet yesterday, April 1. I thought it was an April fools joke at first, but this is real.

Audio and video is here:

Philip starts speaking at around 29:00 after an introduction. Almost the entire 90 minute meeting is focused on Second Life. A major score for Second Life in getting established as “the” virtual world. Dr. Larry Johnson of New Media Consortium likens Second Life to the opportunities that were brought about from settling the wild west, the rollout of electricity, television, and the internet itself.


Virtual Worlds – Future Scenarios – Monday Oct. 22 SIG details

October 17, 2007 By: studiosfo Category: Conferences, SIG meetings, Serious games, Virtual Worlds No Comments →

Hello Virtual Worlders…

Read all the blog coverage on the Virtual Worlds FALL 2007 conference:

There is so much blogging on this event I don’t know where to begin, but also check out:

 The conference organizers: Chris Sherman, Tonda Bunge , and Tim Williams were excellent hosts and put on an event like no other…thank you!!

 Now, for those who would like to keep the conversation going: 

On Oct. 22 we will be featuring a panel review of the year ahead in virtual wolds.
Scheduled guest panelists will include technology providers IBM, Forterra Systems, eFrontier, Multiverse, and Linden Lab and more.

Following up on some of the insights from the Virtual Worlds Fall 2007 conference, please bring your points of discussion and questions to this   interactive forum.

Find out how to best implement virtual worlds for business, networking, and entertainment, on the eve of several major promotions that will surely propel virtual worlds into the mainstream like never before.

We will organize the key points using scenario planning methods and reconnect with many of the speakers from the conference.  Not to be missed!

Media and teleport links:

SDForum link:

Pillsbury Winthrop Office Silicon Valley
2475 Hanover Street
Palo Alto, CA 94304-1114

6:30 PM Registration and Networking
7:00 PM -8:40 PM Presentations

$15 at the door for non-SDForum members
No charge for SDForum members
No registration required
See you there,
Bob Ketner

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