I would like to offer my congratulations to the organizations of the 2011 Second Life Community Convention. I did not get to experience as much of SLCC as I would have liked this year due to other work obligations. But what I did get to attend I really enjoyed.
Of course the highlight for me was getting the honor of keynoting the opening session on Saturday morning, for both real life and virtual audiences. People seemed to enjoy hearing about all of the amazing public good projects going on in Second Life over the past year. As promised, I will be providing as soon as I can links and SLURLs to the projects mentioned during my talk.
Another highlight was getting to hear Linden Lab CEO Rod Humble speak about his views and plans for Second Life. You can read Hamlet's summary of his main points here. Humble seemed genuinely fascinated with Second Life as a platform and the communities within it. And he was, well, humble about his own questions and things he didn't quite understand yet.
At one point, someone asked a question about whether "Community Gateways" were coming back ever, and he admitted that he didn't know what those were.
The workshops I got to attend were very interesting and informative. But the best part was getting to hang out and socialize with old and new Second Life friends and colleagues, including Draxtor Despres, Rhiannon Chatnoir, Hamlet Au, Zinnia Zauber, Brena Benoir, Fleep Tuque, Frans Charming, Amulius Lioncourt, Veritas Rainmaker, Hiro Pendragon, Cybergrrl Oh, Pixeleen Mistral, Hydra Shaftoe and many more that I am forgetting. I am proud of the fact that I got about a dozen SLCC attendees to head over to the roller derby match going on in the same building on Saturday night! Good times, good times.
Thanks to the hard work of all the organizers and volunteers who made SLCC 2011 a success!