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RobertoOrtiz
10-13-2006, 02:42 PM
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" Sun Microsystems knows all four million Java developers worldwide can't attend its popular JavaOne trade show, but it thinks it might have found the next best thing.

Tuesday, Sun became the first Fortune 500 company to hold an 'in-world' press conference (http://internetnews.com/ent-news/article.php/3636841) to show off its new pavilion in Second Life (http://www.secondlife.com/), the popular 3D online world. Sun said it plans to invest in the Sun Pavilion as a place for developers to try out code, share ideas and receive training.

"Our problem is that every year our largest developer conference (JavaOne) attracts about 22,000 people and we get to meet with them face-to-face for a week," said Sun's chief researcher John Gage during the virtual event. He said Sun hopes to reach millions of Java developers in Second Life with training and other support features. Technology companies have tried all sorts of gimmicks over the years to make their events more interesting, including pyrotechnics, musical numbers and celebrity appearances. (http://www.internetnews.com/ent-news/article.php/3555211)

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>>LINK<< (http://www.internetnews.com/dev-news/article.php/3637411)


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ndat
10-13-2006, 02:52 PM
I think they should have stuck with fireworks...

The whole point to these conferences is learning and discovery, I don't think that's going to work well through a video game.

Intereasting aproach none the less.

L.Rawlins
10-13-2006, 03:14 PM
I don't think that's going to work well through a video game.



It'll be better when some rich corporate exec decides to give VR another chance. Which in itself, would be ace-tastic. :)

EnlightenedPixel
10-13-2006, 08:18 PM
I can just see their "Face to face" Second Life meetings.
"And who might you be Mr. Giant-Transexual-Dog man?"
"Oh, Im Phill from So-and-So Programming, INC.I wanted to ask you some quest.."
"OH.. PHILL!... Wow.. you um.. yeah, I gota go now"

Maneswar
10-16-2006, 02:00 AM
Haha. rofl. That was great EnlightenedPixel, thanks for the laugh . http://forums.cgsociety.org/images/icons/icon13.gif

Howitzer
10-16-2006, 02:47 AM
Heh, good luck with that. Honestly though, I don't see any reason why it wouldn't work.

prajna
10-16-2006, 03:13 AM
I can just see their "Face to face" Second Life meetings.
"And who might you be Mr. Giant-Transexual-Dog man?"
"Oh, Im Phill from So-and-So Programming, INC.I wanted to ask you some quest.."
"OH.. PHILL!... Wow.. you um.. yeah, I gota go now"


Yeah, you got me rofl, too. I can even imagine a somewhat elongated skit with this kind of scenario--but I don't have time to elaborate on it right now. But you might want to develop this further with your own cartoon/animation?

bluemagicuk
10-16-2006, 09:19 AM
lol i just had a vision of 30 java developers in weird costumes listening to a speaker ... did a google image search and found this ...
http://www.sluniverse.com/pics/snap.aspx?p=69638.jpg&w=512

weird??

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