Thursday, January 24, 2008

1st Metaverse Meetup - Amsterdam

At exactly 0.00 I returned from Amsterdam where I attended the first Metaverse Meetup (Amsterdam Edition) in "De Balie" which was initiated by Joja Dhara and Ze Moo.

As this was a first meetup, apropriately themed "Meet the Avatar", the most timeconsuming event was the introduction round, but on the other hand it was nice to know who was who. We saw representatives from several MDC's such as Jeroen Frans, Executive Director of the Vesuvius Group (the guys that brought us Google in SL), Damian Simmons of Lost in the Magic Forest (Content, Essent, Aegon) and Up the Vortex (blog), and on the corporate present there was 'moi' for Sogeti, and people from ING (Our Virtual Holland), KPN and Philips Design, researchers from EPN, bloggers like Roy Cassini from Digado and excellent freelancers such as Ollie Kubrick from Unreal Design.

And off course, Bart DutchX, Founder of the Dutch Echange was present. I seem to run into him at about every metaverse related event these days. The Linden Lab banking ban doesn't seem to affect his business, as it is still expanding and they're hiring new people and adding new payment methods continuously.

As it was the first meetup I won't do an assesment of the contents of the meetup, as it was primarily a networking event tonight. I hope we'll get to discuss hot metaversal topics in the future.

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Anonymous Timbo Urbanowicz said...

Sounds good for the first time. Too bad I didn't make it, would be nice to see some people again IRL.

Hopefully next time will be soon.

Thursday, January 24, 2008 2:10:00 PM  
OpenID almere said...

Wat schijnbaar een bank moet zijn: Dutch Exchange (DutchX), is niet meer dan een ordinaire ripoff van de argeloze virtuele avatar door middel van de eeuwenoude, inderdaad: WISSELTRUC. Ik trap daar niet in (en straks niemand meer in-world, als het aan mij ligt) en wissel mijn Lindendollars 25 procent goedkoper elders!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008 10:20:00 AM  

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