Our own Chris Melissinos gives a talk at 4:30pm Eastern today at Virginia Tech on Darkstar and Gaming. To listen in, the toll free dial-in number: is (866) 882-3998 and passcode 1311830.
Sun Microsytems Chief Gaming Officer, Chris Melissinos, will be speaking
about Project Darkstar - an open-source community of game developers.
Unlimited pizza and drinks will be provided by the ACM. We will also be
raffling away prizes, including t-shirts and an iPod provided by Sun
By providing a simple programming model and back-end services for
building massively scalable online games and virtual environment,
Sun Microsystems is making it far easier and less expensive for
developers to create and deploy multi-player online games and
virtual worlds (for online collaboration, training, auctions, and
more). This technology will now also be freely available to the
development community through open source. Project Darkstar is the
future of online gaming.
Chris Melissinos is Sun Microsystems' Chief Gaming Officer, lifelong
gamer and avid game collector. He is responsible for driving an industry-wide movement toward Java technology-based game development and promoting Sun's online game server technology which lives at ProjectDarkstar.com. Melissinos' speaking and keynote resume includes high profile conferences such as the Consumer Electronics Show, Electronic Entertainment Expo, Game Developers Conference, Harvard's Cyberposium, JavaOne, iHollywood, Java Conference in Milan, Italy, and Games4Change.
To learn more about Chris, please see:
For those who cannot make it in person, you can dial in for this event.
TOLL FREE Dial in Number: (866) 882-3998
Int'l Access/Caller Paid Dial In Number: (865) 525-0769
ACCESS CODE: 1311830
DATE: Tuesday November 6th
TIME: 7:30pm EASTERN