For the last week or so I’ve been hard at work inside of Second Life, yes work you
heard read me. So what is that I’ve been doing? Well for one the SAP Community Network is having a brand new building built for use in the community, even have our first event almost completely planned out with two of the top contributors in the community.
Mainly though I’ve been on EOLUS One, an island with a vision.
The most important aspect of this breakthrough is the EOLUS focus on Real Life and Second Life interactions that serve to make a better world – addressing many aspects from CO2 Reduction, Energy Management, Health, to Education, Collaboration , Networking, and more.
The story of EOLUS is an interesting one and I find myself to be very lucky to be contacted by the folks here in house who were approached, it was decided in all manners of way that we as a company would like to be involved in such an interesting and let’s face it very cool project.
The story of EOLUS One is told visually in a museum on the EOLUS One Island on Second Life. And, there will be an official global press release out soon. As a virtual corporation EOLUS has been able to work faster and more creatively than any real corporation could.
The story began, March, 15th, 2007, at the European Computer expo called CEBIT, when a Paradigm Pioneer, from Implenia Global Solutions (who was soon to become the avatar Eolus McMillan), and Ansi Orochi (Lead Architect, Virtual Worlds, IBM Research and Development) met because they both had a booth at the IBM stand. Eolus McMillan the avatar was born, March 20th, 2007.
So for a few weeks we were in “quiet” mode (request of the EOLUS project) as things started to move into place — at the beginning of the week I was given the go ahead to outfit the office space and floor room area with information about SAP and the SAP Community Network.
Huge thanks out to Liam Kanno (SL Avatar) of The V3 Group, it’s been his desgins and advice that have helped make the SAP space on EOLUS One top notch!
I’m not normally one for being evasive or not “open” but having been invited to participate it was not our place to say more than we could at the time, however the launch is about to happen so we decided it was finally time to share with everyone what is going on.
Although I can’t nearly as give it as much justice as Tara5 Oh (SL Avatar) has I do want everyone to know we are very excited to be part and there!
Last night I finished up the 4th of 5 “Demo Pods” with real world presentation being run in a slide show while there.
Then I ran out and bought me an iPhone (one of the first here in Germany I think)
Then headed over to relax at a “pre-launch” Jazz party.
The concert was live audio so it was quite interesting to attend and gave me some wonderful ideas for our first event in the SAP Community Network office.
Eolus McMillan, who i mentioned above by his real life name Oliver Goh, has kindly offered to give the Things To Do group, and indeed any Metaversed readers the Grand Tour at 11am SLT/PST, 8pm CET. Group notices will go out nearer the time.
At 9pm, we’re invited back to take part in the opening ceremonies, where Metaversed will be recording for broadcast on Sunday.