Second Life .NET User Group

Monday, January 21, 2008 10:00 AM by Michael Paladino

After encouragement from Zain Naboulsi, Saturday I attended my first meeting of the Second Life .NET User Group. This was actually the first time I even ventured into the Second Life world and was surprised at how similar the meeting was to a user group meeting in real life. Just like in real life, it was slightly uncomfortable for me to walk up to a stranger and strike up a conversation. But just like in real life, once I did start conversations, everyone I spoke to was friendly and interesting.

There is a virtual auditorium with a podium and stage and seats for attendees. The speaker at the meeting was using a microphone so I could actually hear him through my computer speakers. Most of the others interacted through text chatting which was a bit difficult to follow, but helpful too. The speaker was reading the chats, too, so he could respond to any comments or questions. This particular meeting there was no formal presentation, but I'm told Powerpoint presentations can be shown on screens in Second Life.

Overall, it was a much more natural-feeling experience than what I thought it would be. I'll try to attend the next couple of meetings to continue to get a feel for it.

Second Life User Group Meeting
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