Tuesday Jul 22, 2008

STEP comes to Sun

On July 17th Sun welcomed members of the organization STEP: Systems for Training, Evaluation, and Performance to the Meno Park campus as well as to SecondLife. STEP is a small consortium of executives and senior practitioners in training and performance improvement disciplines.  Attendees generally represented medium to large corporations recognized for their excellence in employee development and performance support.

Robin Yarmovsky represented Sun Learning Services and lead the group in a training on Sun's activities and initiatives in virtual worlds/Second Life which was then followed by a live demo of SecondLife with Sun employees, Jessie Orquina, Robin Williams, and Natalie Ajluni.

The live demo concluded at Club Java where all the presenters avatars and two STEP members joined for Q&A and a birthday party celebration for one of the STEP members!

It was a pleasure to meet so many people interested in SecondLife!



Friday Jul 11, 2008

Google Announces 'Lively', a 3D chat room being compared to SecondLife

Google's latest product launch, Google Lively is a 3D chat room that many people are comparing to SecondLife.  However, in its initial version, it's really not much different than a chat room that takes place in a 3D animated room with avatars who can do a few different pre-designated actions.

Lively's users can create an avatar for themselves that can be male, female or even a different species. This avatar can assume a new identity, change clothes or convey emotions with a few clicks of the mouse.

Watch this YouTube video to see more:


The free service which requires no registration and can be accessed through a user's Google account enables people to congregate in fantasy rooms and other computer-manufactured versions of real life.
Lively requires a software download, but after that can appear in just a browser.  One commentator suggests: "Google is looking to create a massive distributed virtual world, where every Google account can have its own avatar that can be used wherever a Lively virtual room is present – for example, on a blog, a social networking profile, or a Web page."

While this new virtual world emerges, SecondLife remains more immersive, and customizable as individuals are able to program and develop rather than rely on prefabricated Google supplies of furniture, clothes, and hair as they do in Lively.

Thursday Jul 10, 2008

OpenSolaris Chat is a Success!

Yesterday around 40 attendees came together in SecondLife to chat with Tim Cramer, Glynn Foster, David Comay and Stephen Hahn about OpenSolaris.  Attendees posed some great questions for the panel, and had an engaging conversation that could have continued all day.

For a transcript of the conversation, check out the SDN blog entry.



Also don't forget to check out http://www.opensolaris.com and if you are interested in hearing more about a community website for core developers check out http://www.opensolaris.org

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