VWBPE19 (Above the Book) With Patch Linden and Grumpity Linden


Patch Linden (Senior Director, Product Operations) and Grumpity Linden (Senior Director of Product) went live during the (Above the Book) session at VWBPE 2019 yesterday afternoon (4th April) talking about what’s new at Linden Lab.

The session lasted for 55 minutes with a large audience at the VWBPE conference area. There were some updates on the new Linden Homes continent, new user experience and inworld tools in this session but nothing major to announce.

Some highlights worth mentioning were these…

  • Linden Homes are about to come out which is a large project, structure of the regions are redesigned to be more organically
  • The new continent will grow in time, water expansions/connections and spaces for flying expected to happen
  • There are exciting things happening in the pipeline (late 2019/2020)
  • The lab are working on IOS text based viewer
  • Estate tools will be improving very soon
  • Lab not been focused on media on a prim recently

Q&A started at 30 minutes with questions put to Patch Linden and Grumpity Linden from the community. There were mentions of search, mobile, community gateways, groups and much more.

If you have missed any of the VWBPE 2019 sessions so far then you can catch up here.

 

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April 2019: VWBPE, Fantasy Faire and BURN2 Burnal Equinox


There are some big inworld events happening during April 2019 in Second Life including the 12th annual Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education conference, the 11th annual Fantasy Faire and the BURN2 Burnal Equinox.

There are more events happening across the grid next month from hunts, music/DJ events and most importantly Easter events. Check out Featured Events on the Second Life Destination Guide for more great events happening now until then.

  • Don’t forget the Home and Expo runs through until Sunday 7th April 2019. There are ten regions to explore including the new Linden Homes Preview region.

12th Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference

The VWBPE conference will be held from 4th April through until 6th April 2019. The theme for this year is re:Vision and the keynote speakers are the following..Dr.Tom Boellstorff, Dr.Tuncer Can and Dr.Jonathon Richter.

Linden Lab – Above the Book

> Patch Linden (Senior Director, Product Operations) and Grumpity Linden (Senior Director, Product) will be going live at 2pm SLT on 4th April 2019 at the VWBPE Main Auditorium talking about what’s new at Linden Lab.

The VWBPE 2019 schedule has been published here. All times are SLT and all sessions are held in Second Life.

11th Fantasy Faire

The Fantasy Fair 2019 will open to the public on 18th April through until 5th May 2019. If you love fantasy this is the perfect event for you. There will be live music concerts, shopping and special events to help raise funds for Relay for Life of Second Life.

BURN2 Burnal Equinox

The BURN2 Burnal Equinox takes place from 12th April through until 14th April 2019. The theme for the spring event is Eyes to the Skies. BURN2 has been community supported since 2010 and has been very successful over the years.

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Video: Ebbe Altberg at VWBPE 2018


If you missed Above the Book with Ebbe Altberg session at VWBPE 2018 on Thursday 15th March here is the full recording of it.

This year the one hour session was done somewhere else on the grid and was broadcasted live via YouTube. Questions were picked and chosen from the Second Life community in advance.

Stats

  • Total Run Time: 59 minutes / 20 seconds
  • Views So far: 243 views
  • YouTube Viewers Watching Online:¬†106+
  • Inworld Attendees (main VWBPE regions): 86+

Ebbe Linden talked about VR, Second Life, Sansar, education, land prices and much more. There was no major announcements this year to mention but rather small updates.

The attendance was pretty good this year for both inworld and online numbers. A¬†few Lindens made a special appearance at the Main Auditorium and it’s always great to see them wondering around.

Main Auditorium during Ebbe Linden live session

Stay updated on VWBPE 2018 here

VWBPE 2018 Opens Tomorrow


The 11th Annual Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education (VWBPE) conference officially opens tomorrow on Thursday 15th March through until Saturday 17th March 2018. The theme for this year is VRevolutions and the focus will be on how the VR evolution is shaping the way people learn/interact.

The VWBPE 2018 opening ceremony starts at 8am SLT/PDT at the VWBPE Gateway regions. Phelan Corrimal will officially start the conference with the 2018 ribbon cutting ceremony. The Conference Executive and Organization Committees will be sharing a few or so upcoming key highlights.

The CEO of Linden Lab Ebbe Altberg will be speaking live at 1pm SLT/PDT at the VWBPE Central regions on Thursday 15th March talking about topics that are most important to educators and communities within Second Life.

Events Of Interest 

Thursday 15th March

Friday 16th March

Saturday 17th March

Key VWBPE 2018 Links

VWBPE 2018 Map

This year there will be 8 VWBPE regions to check out.

1 day to GO! 

Historical VWBPE Snapshots