Second Life for business, part 2

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Part 2 presentation and demonstration of Second Life, virtual worlds and social networking tools as used at Sun Microsystems. Provided to City of Littleton, Colorado, October 2008.

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Second Life for business, part 2

  1. 1. City of Littleton 01 October 2008 Scott Brown
  2. 2. Agenda  Introduction, agenda review and additions  Debrief of getting set up in Second Life  Research/case studies of virtual world usage  Recruitment  Games and engagement  Collaboration  Wonderland demo (9am)  Break  Social media at Sun & demo  Recommendations and next steps, wrap-up
  3. 3. Debrief on getting set up in Second Life
  4. 4. Name the CLO - Sun
  5. 5. Other virtual worlds  There.com  http://www.there.com  Google Lively  http://lively.google.com  Forterra  http://www.forterrainc.com  Business-focused, collaboration capabilities, private instances  Cost associated with it  Wonderland  https://lg3d-wonderland.dev.java.net/  Similar to Forterra, but open-source and free
  6. 6. Wonderland  Virtual world project from Sun  “Second Life for the enterprise”  Addressing eco-responsibility  Designed specifically for collaboration - Can host your own world or intranet (SL just announced this availability as well) - Enterprise-grade - Immersive audio built in as a core feature - Live application integration (Firefox, OpenOffice) - Entirely open source
  7. 7. SL example tour
  8. 8. Break
  9. 9. Social networking tools at Sun: a rough evolution  Blogs  Wikis  Facebook  Twitter  Second Life  Sun Learning Exchange  SunSpace
  10. 10. Recommendations  At a minimum, continue tracking this space  Consider different levels of offerings:  Informational  Workshops: Introduction to virtual worlds and/or Second Life specifically  Second Life mentoring group for Littleton businesses  In-world assistance  In-world presence
  11. 11. Resources: Recruiting examples  Accenture Careers island in SL  TMP Island in SL  Missouri IT, Eduisland in SL  Kelly Services HQ in SL  Recruiting in Second Life blog  http://recruit2ndlife.blogspot.com/
  12. 12. Resources: Virtual worlds  Second Life News Network  http://www.slnn.com  Metaverse Messenger (M2)  http://www.metaversemessenger.com  Second Life mentors  Search for Help Island(s)  Wander around and find a mentor
  13. 13. Resources: Wonderland  MPK20: Sun's Virtual Workplace  http://research.sun.com/projects/mpk20/  Project Wonderland  http://lg3d-wonderland.dev.java.net/  Project Darkstar (Sun’s gaming platform)  http://projectdarkstar.com/
  14. 14. Resources: Builders, etc.  Gronstedt Group (based in CO)  http://www.gronstedtgroup.com  World2Worlds  http://www.world2worlds.com  Clever Zebra  http://cleverzebra.com
  15. 15. Resources: Sun social networking tools  Blogs.sun.com  http://blogs.sun.com  Wikis.sun.com  http://wikis.sun.com  Facebook  Search Facebook for Sun Microsystems groups  Sun Learning Exchange  http://slx.sun.com
  16. 16. Resources: Sun social networking tools - Facebook  Sun Microsystems OpenStorage Community ○ http://www.new.facebook.com/groups.php?ref=sb#/group.php?gid=12774638036  OpenSolaris ○ http://www.new.facebook.com/groups.php?ref=sb#/group.php?gid=2351276067  Sun Microsystems Facebook Fridays ○ http://www.new.facebook.com/groups.php?ref=sb#/group.php?gid=6267111589  Sun in Second Life ○ http://www.new.facebook.com/groups.php?ref=sb#/group.php?gid=9462899830  Inclusion@Sun ○ http://www.new.facebook.com/groups.php?ref=sb#/group.php?gid=8619896126
  17. 17. Resources: Sun social networking tools - Twitter  Digital Libraries & Research ○ http://twitter.com/libraryresearch  SunNews ○ https://twitter.com/SunNews  SunBlogs ○ https://twitter.com/SunBlogs

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