North Bay Linux Users’ Group

general meeting

Life After Second Life: Metaverse

When: Tue April 12, 2016 07:30 PM to 09:00 PM

Speaker: Mike Higgins

Location: O'Reilly Media

A follow-on talk to a previous talk Mike Higgins gave here at NBLUG in the past about programming in the video game Second Life. This time he’ll talk about Life After Second Life. There is a larger world, a Metaverse, of open source MMORPGs based on the open source Second Life Viewer projects and the Open Simulator project. There are hundreds of small companies trying to make a living doing what Second Life did. There are thousands of crazy artists creating 3D environments and inviting you to walk through them, there are tens of thousands of people setting up virtual environments on their own PCs and all of these are starting to link up to each other. My plan is to not have many slides for this talk, but log onto several different virtual worlds and put them up on the Big Screen while I talk. Eventually taking us to my private world run off the server in my barn.

Published Tue 12 April 2016 by Robert P. Thille