Topic: Invent and Prioritize with Innovation Games®
AgileBill is a certified Innovation Games® facilitator.
Wednedsday Dec 21, 2011
5:30PM Pacific, 8:30PM Eastern, 12:30pm Thursday in Sydney
At the Agile Business Park in Spoton3d
Note: Window users can also login to SpotOn3D with Facebook
We will take a field trip away from Second Life and into the Agile Business Park. This offering uses the same OpenSim base, but on a different ‘Grid’. It also can be run from the comfort of your browser.
Innovation Games® by Enthiosys is a set of business analysis tools used to prioritize and define requirements. It’s a structured set of techniques to overcome ‘writer’s block’.
This will not be a lecture. Some of you will bring a product to define, or set of requirements to prioritize, and will will work on it together.
Since some of you are new to virtual environments or the bizgrid, Agilebill has pre-made some avatars. Skype AgileBill4d for login info, or with other questions.
AgileBill will be there 30 minutes early to help you get setup. Come in early to allow time to install the plugin and get your bearings. He will be online in Spot3d as AgileBill4d Firehawk (send him a friend request and he will bring you to the the Agile3d island.
When you get into SpotOn3d You can search for (his Avatar) AgileBill4d Firehawk. Send him a friend request and I’ll bring you to the Agile3d island.
Virtual Worlds Representing in the Edublog Awards
Since 2004, the Edublog awards have been offering a community driven people’s choice awards for blogs, social media and social networks centered on education. This year, social media nominations focused on education in virtual worlds was encouraged. Below are the virtual world nominations on the shortlist for the Edublog awards.
Best edTech blog – GridJumper’s Blog http://gridjumper.net/
Best twitter hashtag – #slpeeps
Best use of media/video/podcast – Knowclue’s Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education 2011 http://knowclue.wikispaces.com/Machinima+Through+Multiple+Lenses
Best educational use of a wiki – WoWinSchool http://wowinschool.pbworks.com/w/page/5268731/FrontPage
Best PD/unconference/webinar – Virtual Round Conference Table http://www.virtual-round-table.com/
Best educational use of a social network – Cognitive Dissonance http://cognitivedissonance.guildportal.com
Voting is open until December 13th at 1159 pm EST. The winners will be announced at Edublog Award Ceremony on December 14, 2011. For more information please go to http://edublogawards.com/
Dec 10, 9:30AM – 9PM SL/PST Rockcliffe Celebrates 5 Years in Second Life: Open House “Past, Present & Futures of Virtual Worlds”
Rockcliffe would like to invite you to celebrate 5 years in Second Life. Join us as we take a look at Virtual Worlds Past, Present and Future.
9:30AM – 10:00AM SL/PST Opening Keynote: Kevin Feenan (Phelan Corrimal), CEO of Rockcliffe University
10:00AM – 11:00AM SL/PST Rant Ugajin : Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) and Prim Media in Second Life
Rant Agajin, from Ama Gi, will be presenting on the use of scalable vector graphics, prim media, and how SVG can be used to augment presentations within virtual classrooms.
11:00AM – 11:45AM SL/PST Agilebill Firehawk: Immersive Project Simulation Management Training
Join us as we learn how to manage projects using the popular “Scrum” stile of Agile Project Management. A simulation in the Agile 3d Factory will help you learn more.
12:00PM – 12:45PM SL/PST Agilebill Firehawk: Roundtable with Agile Scrum Lean Project Management
Bring your project management pains to a discussion that will offer you some cures. We will share what we learned the tour of the Agile 3d Factory, and highlight where skills can be added onto you resume.
12:00PM – 12:45PM SL/PST VWBPE Informational Session
The Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference – now in its fifth year. Join us to learn about new opportunities for games and simulations, machinima, action research projects, and MOOCS – all new to this year’s conference. http://www.vwbpe.org/
1:00PM – 2:00PM SL/PST Kevin Feenan (Phelan Corrimal): Virtual Achievements in Education
Over the past five years Rockcliffe has participated in some truly pivital moments in the history of Second Life and the metaverse in general. Join us as I share our virtual collaborative achievements over the past five years and how Rockcliffe has helped to support the community.
2:00PM – 2:45PM Virtual Worlds and 3D Media Arts
Host: Mal Burns – Metaverse News Aggregator & Broadcaster https://twitter.com/malburns
Pooky Amsterdam: Virtual world media rich in color, immersive in experience which offers great opportunity for original real–time engagement. http://pookymedia.com/
Draxtor Despres/Bernard Drax writes music for TV, commercials and feature films.
Tara Yeats: Machinimatographer, ersatz writer and all around smart-ass http://www.tarayeats.com
Gracie Kendal/Kristine Schomaker : Blow-dryer-wielding, polaroid-shooting new media, performance artist and painter who just finished publishing her 2nd volume of the 1000 Avatars Fine art book in RL. www.1000avatars.wordpress.com
2:00PM-2:45PM Pamala Clift – Roadside Discussion Where do you see the trajectory of Virtual Worlds headed? What other virtual worlds have you inhabited.. the good & bad. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Agile%203D/39/216/3
2:45PM -3:30PM Can Virtual Health lead to Real Life Wellness?
Host: Zinnia Zauber/Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond is an artist, instructor, and superhero♥ who promotes the importance of creative education and community participation in the arts that are active and inclusive. http://uniqueasyou.com/
Gentle Heron/Alice Krueger : President, Virtual Ability, Inc. www.virtualability.org
Brena Benoir: Preferred Family Healthcare, non-profit mental health consultant http://www.pfh.org/
Thinkerer Melville/Selby Evans: Blogger on arts, communications, social tech, and other things in virtual worlds. (obvious case of ADHD) http://virtualoutworlding.blogspot.com/
3.00pm – 3.45pm Hawc Decosta, Criminal Professor Police Budgets and the Recession: Is Your Public Safety at Risk?
3:30PM – 4:30PM A Virtual Future
Casual conversation concerning the future of virtual worlds:
Tab Scott/Terry Beaubois World-wandering amazing architect of Virtual Existences.
Ham Rambler/John Mahon bon-vivant, Barman and purveyor of the Best of Ireland in Second Life. http://www.dublinvl.com
Will Burns/Aeonix Aeon : A true master of prims and pixels, from academic to application for over fifteen years. Author, researcher and IEEE Object Interoperability Lead. (Darian Knight in other worlds ..). http://blog.andromeda3d.com , http://www.metaversestandards.org
4:30PM – 5:00PM Rockcliffe and the Future (Kevin Closing Keynote)
Music at the George C. Dove Theatre: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Rockcliffe%20I/178/28/23
5:00-6:00PM Max Sabertooth: R&B, Soul, Country, Pop, Lite Rock, Jazz, Motown as well as Contemporary Country
6:00-7:00PM DJ Steve Rumsford: Covers 1950s-2000s rock, pop, urban, hip-hop, dance and classic jazz
In Conversation with John Mahon: Beagán agus a rá go maith
Wednesday November 23, 2011 at 4:30pm PST
John Mahon (aka Ham Rambler), an Irish commercial pilot now currently based in Reykjavik, Iceland.
In Second Life, Ham is the owner of Dublin Live, 3 sims devoted to a detailed recreation of Ireland’s capital.
Dublin Virtually Live is his vision and ongoing creation. These sims provide value as a convivial meeting place as well as a venue for business conferences and John has created a recruitment center.
The concept came from his first development in Second Life, the Blarney Stone bar, which opened in 2005 on the mainland, and hosted the first Music festival the same year.
On opening the Dublin sims, they were featured by Fox News, Irish TV News and print media, resulting in a major sponsorship contract with Tourism ireland.
John presented Dublin Virtually Live at the opening of the IBM Innovation centre in Dublin in 2009.
Among the innovative ideas featured in Dublin was the Live Simulcast of a Television program called ‘Let’s Talk Music’ from Malta, featuring major international singers, song writers, producers and composers.
He has spoken at a number of SLCC conferences and was a Track leader during SLCC 2010 . He has also been involved with the Metameets conference in Amsterdam and Dublin. Thanks to his involvment, Metameets was hosted by the Dublin Institue of Technology.