Thursday, July 12, 2007
Microsoft in Second Life
I had another visit the Microsoft Imagine Cup site in Second Life. Caroline Phillips and Miel Van Opstal have set up a nice location and a good event. Miel has blogged about the island over at http://micromiel.com/2007/06/25/sneak-preview
The theme for this year's Imagine Cup is education (“Imagine a world where technology enables a better education for all” - http://imaginecup.com),
Caroline (Imagine Nishi) invited me to go along today as some of the teams were attending to show off their videos of their products and meet each other.
I got there to find quite a few people wandering a round. I had a chat with a guy from
I then met a guy who had an avatar called: "Creative Janus", he was from UAE, and their team had a very cool video that showed off their software that was going to save me time by allowing mobile learning. He (well I assume he was a "he") and some very snazzy shorts on, most of the avatars were new to SL and were wearing fairly standard newbie clothes, this outfit certainly stood out.
I went round and watched a few more videos and powerpoints. The ones I liked the best were those that told me about the products and a little about the team.
Imagine Nishi then introduced me to the Italian team, their mentor was part of the winning team last year. I had a long chat with them and watched their video, we also met a woman from
I then had a quick visit to the dance floor and then it was time to go.
I'll put my pics up on Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ssswills/) with the tags:
imaginecup secondlife vecop