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Be2Camp: Exploring Web 2.0 in the built environment

Interest in the upcoming Be2Camp on October 10th is growing rapidly, and I would highly recommend joining the community HERE to be informed of future updates on the agenda as it emerges.  Even if you can’t make it to London, we are hoping to stream some of the content into Second Life live.  I will post updates as new information about that becomes available, but for now, here are a few quotes just to set the stage for what is sure to be a very exciting event:

From the Public Works Group Blog: “How can the building industry use Web 2.0 tools to enhance delivery of services and better integrate new concepts like sustainability? These are some of the questions and issues that will be discussed at the upcoming barcamp, Be2Camp

From the be2camp site: “The concept for be2camp started as a Twitter conversation between Martin Brown and Paul Wilkinson, following Martin’s attendance at barcamp type events, suggesting we do ‘something’ for the (UK) built environment. This discussion was picked by Jodie Miners in Australia, again through Twitter, and through conversations within Second Life with Pam Broviak from Illinois, USA. The timing of the event has been fixed to coincide with Jodie’s visit to the UK. We do hope Pam will be able to attend, if not she will be coordinating the be2camp Second Life activities. So now you know who to contact, praise or blame!”



Orientation Day on Public Works Island in Second Life
June 25, 2008, 6:10 pm
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I’ve known Pam Broviak, a city engineer/director of public works in real life, and founder of the Public Works group in Second Life for quite a while now, and never cease to be amazed by the amount of energy and creative ideas she brings to Second Life.  If you don’t subscribe to her blog, HERE is the site.  It is well worth subscribing to!  If you’re new to Second Life, check out this upcoming event:

http://www.publicworksgroup.com/blog/archives/84

‘With the upcoming Sustainability Now virtual conference, the Public Works Group is offering an Orientation Day on Public Works Island in Second Life on Saturday, June 28, 2008. Seasoned Second Life residents will be on hand to greet you as you enter Second Life.”

“If you have never been in Second Life, this is a great opportunity to try it out knowing that there will be people there to meet you and help show you the ropes. Because most people have not been exposed to this type of interface, entering Second Life alone with little guidance at the beginning can be challenging. We are hoping to make that transition a little easier by being there to answer questions, give away free stuff you might need for your virtual world, and point you to some interesting places in Second Life that are tasteful and engaging.”