We have another exciting Sydney Web Standards Group meeting lined up for 18 October – with two great presenters
Presentation 1: Get a Second Life!
Second Life is an online 3D virtual world developed by San Francisco-based Linden Lab. It provides an immersive environment where users are able to create a digital character or 'avatar' and interact with people from around the world. Second Life also provides a platform for interactions and experiences which allow business, public, education and not-for-profit organisations to connect with their clients and communties in exciting new ways.
Jo Kay aka jokay Wollongong, one of Australia's well-known virtual residents of Second Life, will lead us on a live tour – giving participants a glimpse into this highly creative and immersive online space. During the session we'll visit the International Spaceflight Museum, ride a weather balloon, and visit a virtual museum. Along the way, we'll also meet some of the amazing residents of this emerging online community.
About the Presenter – Jo Kay
Jo Kay aka jokay Wollongong is a freelance geek, designer, and facilitator based in Wollongong, NSW. She has broad experience in educational technology, web development and virtual worlds. In recent years her work has focussed on supporting the research and implementation of new and innovative technologies for teaching and learning and online community building, with a particular focus on the vocational education sector.
Jo has interests in online culture and social networking and the impacts both are having in the education sector, but also on society in general. Her current research is around virtual worlds, with a particular focus on Second Life and the possibilities that it offers for education, communication and collaboration. For more information visit: http://jokay.com.au or http://sleducation.wikispaces.com.
Presentation 2: Web Apps: A Trillion Tiny Transactions
Whether you’re trying to make money from advertising, subscription or the Google Flip, the value of your product, and your company is normally made up lots of little bits of value. How do you maximise the value, minimise the friction of the transaction, and let the transactions roam free?
About the Presenter – Mick Liubinskas
Mick is a geek-wannabe unmarketer, who has worked in a haphazard mix of technology roles and events – IBM Mainframes, Virgin Computer Games, his own startup, the Kazaa tornado, Zapr @ DEMO and Tangler at Techcrunch40. He loves new products and teams that work there arses off to make them big. After spending lots of time in San Francisco he thinks Sydney is fast becoming the next big tech hub.
Thursday 18 October
6.30pm for a 7pm start
6 College Street Sydney
(opposite Hyde Park)
This meeting is proudly sponsored by Sydney Web
Hope to see you there!