Linden Lab CEO: hey I’m in London!

On the rarely updated Linden Lab blog, CEO Mark Kingdon has posted that he’s arrived in London for the Virtual Worlds London shindig.

The response on the blog from Second Life residents has been… lukewarm to say the least. I’m sure VW London’s organisers would have liked the announcement from Mr Kingdon more than 12 hours before he’s due to speak on “many of the initiatives I’ve spoken about in this space including our focus on improving overall stability, further tailoring the platform for our core audiences and enhancing the first hour experience for new Residents.”

Some predictions on the speech itself: it will cover the promise of virtual worlds, the improvements in usability to date, some veiled references to future developments and the announcement of SL servers on all continents by the end of 2008. Ok scratch that last one – do we really need SL servers in Antarctica?

Disclosure: we’re a media partner for Virtual Worlds London.

Update: a summary of the keynote can be found here.

Virtual Worlds London lineup finalised

As mentioned previously, we’re a media partner for Virtual Worlds London. It’s looking like a dynamic get-together, with quite a list of speakers finalised.

Linden Lab CEO Mark Kingdon is one of the many notables. If I were attending myself, I’d love to ask some questions of Niniane Wang, Google Lively’s Engineering Lead, on how Google perceive Lively’s performance to date. Australia’s own Bruce Joy, CEO of VastPark is on the speakers list as well.

So if you’ve got a spare few thousand dollars and a couple of weeks to go to London – why not register to attend?

Google Lively’s creator scores keynote at VW London

As mentioned previously, we’re a media partner for the Virtual Worlds London conference. They’ve just announced that the creator of Google’s Lively, Niniane Wang, will be a keynote speaker.

A new session called FastPitch has been introduced, which allows companies to showcase their virtual worlds-related service or product. You will need to provide a submission beforehand and the best will get the stage for their pitch.

Virtual Worlds London

We’re proud to be a media partner for Virtual Worlds London, which is being held on the 20th and 21st October 2008.

I’ve seen the positive feedback from previous conferences run by the Virtual Worlds management crew and I’d expect this year’s London event to be no different.

As part of our role as media partner, Metaverse Journal readers get a 10% discount on registrations. Just use the promo code METAJVIP when registering.

So, if you’re planning a trip to the UK, why not get a dose of virtual worlds networking in while you’re there. We’ll bring you updates on speakers and related events in the lead-up.

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