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Ebbe Altberg joins the list of speakers for Expand NY 2014


Ebbe Altberg 

On Friday 7th to Saturday 8th November 2014 Engadget Expand NY 2014 will be taking place and Ebbe Altberg CEO of Linden Lab will be speaking at the event. I would imagine we will hear more about the next generation platform (SL2,0) that Linden Lab are working on and the latest updates on Second Life. Hopefully there will be a live stream to watch Ebbe speaking at Expand NY 2014 which would be most interesting.

Experience the Future of Technology

Engadget Expand is designed from the ground up for technology fans. The consumer event gives tech enthusiasts the unique opportunity to hear from favorite technology and science luminaries on stage, talk directly with Engadget editors, and get their hands on some of the latest and greatest new devices at the show floor exhibition. Expand NY is held annually in the North Hall of Javits Center, Manhattan’s premier venue for large-scale events.

I hope to post more about this event during November 2014. Stay tuned for updates. :)

Home and Garden Expo 2014 Maps


Check out maps of the Home and Garden Expo 2014 happening now in Second Life. Enjoy!

Home and Garden Expo 2014 Master Map

H&E 2014

Regions now OPEN!

7th Annual Home & Garden Expo starts today


The 7th annual Home & Garden Expo starts today and runs through to the 28th September 2014. There are nine sims to explore featuring over 85 designers, design products and creator tools. This year’s Home & Garden Expo is supported by nine Platinum Sponsors and eight Gold Sponsors. During the 2014 RFL of SL season, $415,000.00 USD was raised. Incredible!

The grand display of Second Life’s Home & Garden creators benefiting Relay For Life!

Home Expo regions 2014

Home & Garden Expo regions 2014

About Home and Garden Expo

Home and Garden Expo (HGE) raises money for Relay For Life of Second Life (RFL of SL). Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraising event, and RFL of SL is one of its virtual counterparts. You can get more information about RFL of SL here: http://relayforlifeofsecondlife.org/.

 

 

Registrations now open for the 2014 OpenSimulator Community Conference


OpenSim Community Conference 2013

OpenSim Community Conference 2013

Great news to hear is that registrations are now open for the 2014 OpenSimulator Community Conference and tickets can be found here. Registration is a first come first served basis until the maximum number of tickets is reached. This year the conference will be live streamed via UStream for those that can’t get a ticket.

The 2014 OpenSimulator Conference will take place on 8th and 9th November 2014 on the OpenSimulator Conference Centre grid.

Keynote Speakers

  • Philip Rosedale – Talking about the opportunities to develop an open platform for virtual reality
  • Dr. Steve LaLalle –  Talking about ways to bring the Oculus Rift headset to the mass consumer market
  • See more Speakers here
OpenSim Community Conference 2013

OpenSim Community Conference 2013

About the OpenSimulator Community Conference

The OpenSimulator Community Conference is an annual conference that focuses on the developer and user community creating the OpenSimulator software.  Organized as a joint production by the Overte Foundation and AvaCon, Inc., the conference features two days of presentations, workshops, keynote sessions, and social events across diverse sectors of the OpenSimulator user base.

The OpenSimulator Community Conference 2014 features four themed tracks and a Learning Lab for hands on hackerspaces, speedbuilds, and more:

 

Former Joe Miller at Linden Lab recently passed away


Former Linden Lab executive Joe Miller (Joe Linden) passed away on 27th July 2014 after he lost the battle with cancer its been reported. Joe Miller was the VP of Platform and Technology Development from 2006 to 2010 at Linden Lab. Joe introduced 3D voice to Second Life back in 2007 and many remember his inworld visits as a friendly robot inworld.

Joe Linden

Joe Linden

The lab have posted a tribute blog post looking back at his life called Remembering Joe Miller.

Joe passed away peacefully on July 27, 2014 surrounded by his family and loved ones.  

This is a huge loss for Second Life and he will never be forgotten. My thoughts and condolences go to Joe’s family and friends at this very sad time. :(

Joe Linden Bear

Joe Linden Bear

RIP Joe Miller

http://www.josephbmilleriii.com/

Happy 4th Birthday, Firestorm!


Firestorm 4th Birthday Celebrations

Firestorm 4th Birthday Celebrations

Today the Firestorm Viewer turns four and it’s time to celebrate with friends over at the Phoenix Firestorm Support region. Congratulations to the Firestorm team for reaching 4 years and thank you for all you do to make Second Life/Opensim lives better. There are special free gifts to collect and live entertainment during this afternoon. Follow the latest news of the Firestorm Viewer on the blog here.

More than 50 avatars at the party!

Event Details

September 3rd we turn four! Hard to believe but it has already been 4 years since we started developing viewers! First the popular Phoenix viewer and now of course the crazy popular Firestorm Viewer. Firestorm is by far  the most popular viewer used in Second Life and we have you to thank for that! After all… we couldn’t have done it without your support and encouragement! So as a show of our appreciation and with what is becoming a bit of a tradition for us… we have partnered with a couple of content creators to bring you some really cool free gifts AND organized a Rockin anniversary party with Rockin entertainment!

Come and enjoy the party!

Firestorm 4th Birthday

Firestorm 4th Birthday

Firestorm 4th Birthday

Firestorm 4th Birthday

Firestorm 4th Birthday

Firestorm 4th Birthday

Let’s celebrate 4 years of Firestorm!

Virtual Health, Second Life and Oculus Rift featured in The Drax Files #22


The Drax Files #22 is now available to watch and this week it’s all about Virtual Health featuring Second Life and the Oculus Rift. Episode 22 runs for 4 minutes and 59 seconds showing another amazing aspect of Second Life. I found this episode very inspiring and most interesting from start to end about amputees using Second Life. I do agree that this is a great way to utilize the Virtual and experience Second Life like never before.

During this episode there is footage of the Oculus Rift which looks just incredible and shots of lovely locations in Second Life. Spread the word about this incredible episode of The Drax Files series and see below for episode details.

Episode #22 Details

“Second Life is the perfect place for amputees to overcome emotional trauma by sharing stories and realizing they are not alone!” says Sandra L. Winkler, assistant professor at NOVA University in Florida, teaching occupational therapy.

Her Virtual Health Adventures project is using Second Life to find out if virtual reality can offer a better learning environment for amputees than a traditional website.

Dr. Winkler’s 3-year study is funded by the United States for Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality  and is currently mid-way through the 3-year study period.

She adds that while it would be too early to state conclusions on the project, preliminary results clearly show that virtual worlds with their unique ability to create a sense of “being-there”, are a powerful tool to facilitate a peer-network: a place where amputees from all over the world help others [veterans of wars and non-military amputees alike] and offer emotional peer support to families.

“Second Life offers a space where clinicians can learn from patients what they might not be able to glean from textbooks”, Sandra Winkler says: a space where amputees can share insight into their lives so that able-bodied students or any other interested party can experience what it feels like to lose a limb.

More information at http://www.virtualhealthadventures.org/

The Drax Files #22

Previous episodes of The Drax Files

  1. The Drax Files: World Makers – Episode 1: Kriss Lehmann
  2. The Drax Files: World Makers – Episode 2: Jo Yardley
  3. The Drax Files: World Makers – Episode 3: Eshi Otawara
  4. The Drax Files: World Makers – Episode 4: Fantasy Faire / RFL
  5. The Drax Files: World Makers – Episode 5: Engrama
  6. The Drax Files: World Makers – Episode 6: Abramelin Wolfe
  7. The Drax Files: World Makers – Episode 7: Rod Humble
  8. The Drax Files: World Makers – Episode 8: MadPea Games
  9. The Drax Files: World Makers – Episode 9: Elie Spot
  10. The Drax Files: World Makers – Episode 10: Robin Sojourner
  11. The Drax Files: World Makers – Episode11: Dwarfins
  12. The Drax Files: World Makers – Episode 12: Ole Etzel
  13. The Drax Files: World Makers – Episode 13: Creations for Parkinson’s
  14. The Drax Files: World Makers – Episode 14: Rose Borchovski
  15. The Drax Files: World Makers – Episode 15: Scottius Polke
  16. The Drax Files: World Makers – Episode 16: Feed a Smile
  17. The Drax Files: World Makers – Episode 17: Zachh Barkley
  18. The Drax Files: World Makers – Episode 18: Paradise Lost
  19. The Drax Files: World Makers – Episode 19: Virtual Chemistry at Texas A&M
  20. The Drax Files: World Makers – Episode 20: Flockers
  21. The Drax Files: World Makers – Episode 21: Editorial Clarity
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