I’m excited to announce that Linden Lab is going to be heavily represented at this year’s Virtual Worlds London event, taking place October 20-21. The event promises to be a fascinating and productive look at the future of virtual worlds, particularly in terms of how businesses can benefit form having a virtual presence.
I am honored to be opening the event with a keynote speech, where I’ll be discussing many of the initiatives I’ve spoken about in this space including our focus on improving overall stability, further tailoring the platform for our core audiences and enhancing the first hour experience for new Residents.
As we have so many engaged and enthusiastic Residents in Europe, this is a great forum for myself and other Lindens to discuss how Second Life will be an integral part of ongoing virtual worlds development, including looking at new ways for communities to connect and grow.
Second Life is becoming an increasingly global experience, with a majority of our users coming from outside the US. We’re doing everything we can to support and encourage this growth – as seen by our announcement a few days ago that we are planning to localize the viewer for ten different languages by the end of the year.
Other Lindens will also be presenting and taking part in panel discussions on topics dear to our heart such as the “Future of Virtual Collaboration in the Enterprise” and “Virtual Worlds and Web Integration.” As with any conference we attend, we’re most looking forward to spending time meeting with Residents, hearing your stories and brainstorming new ways that we can keep delivering the optimal Second Life experience to you all.
Thanks everyone; hope to see a lot of you across the pond.