For many years Linden Lab have run weekly public user group meetings (office hours) in Second Life with the community to chat about the latest developments, server changes, latest bugs, web updates and much more.
The good news still is that they are still happening on a weekly basis for anyone that didn’t know they were still going on. The user group meetings are very interesting and they are worth going to if you have not been before.
About User Groups…
User groups are product or community focused and each one is led by the product manager or community manager. Our goals are to make it easier for you to find the user group, or groups, that you want to participate in and for us to listen more closely to your needs and ideas. The user group program is about opening up more lines of communication. Most user groups are public and include inworld meetings, JIRA sections, and sometimes a Twitter feed, an SL Forum, or an SL email list. It’s up to the user group lead and the core Resident team how they want to communicate with one another. The discussions will be open, direct, and focus more on your needs, new features, and be more forward-looking.
As of 3rd October 2018 here are the current weekly Linden Lab Public User Group meetings sorted chronologically by day of the week.
All times below are PDT/SLT.
|User Group||Description||User Group Leader||Frequency||Days of Week||Time (PT)||Location (SLurl)|
|Server/Sim/Scripting||Simulator issues and technology.||Simon Linden||Weekly||Tuesday||12:00-13:00||SLurl|
|Open Development||Open discussion of SL development, including open source contributions.||Oz Linden||Weekly||Wednesday||07:00-08:00||or|
|Server Beta||Anything pertaining to server changes and public beta testing.||Caleb Linden||Weekly||Thursday||15:00-16:00||On Aditi: SLurl|
|Content Creation||Discussion of SL content creation including avatars, animations, and other meshes.
(Supersedes the Bento user group.)
|Governance||Discussion & education of issues involving Governance such as in-world abuse, Abuse Reports, Forum Reports, Marketplace Reports, etc||Kristin Linden||Bi-weekly||Tuesday||13:00-14:00|
|Concierge & Land||Discussion & education of SL topics such as current known issues and bugs, project viewers and new features, and general Mainland issues.||Theresa Linden||Every 2nd and 4th Thursday||Thursday||12:00-13:00|
|Web||Discussion of issues around Web properties such as Marketplace, Profiles, Place Pages, Search, etc.||Grumpity Linden & Alexa Linden||Monthly||Wednesday||14:00|
Please spread the word about Linden Lab public user group meetings.