COLLABORATION AT ITS BEST
::NEWS WRAP UP::
SpotON3D HAS BEEN CHOSEN AS ONE OF SIX VIRTUAL WORLD
ENTREPRENEURS TO PRESENT AT THE FOUNTAIN BLUE VIRTUAL WORLD
CONFERENCE AT THE SUN MICROSYSTEMS' HEADQUARTERS ON SEPT 25TH
ALM- PRODUCTIONS IS CREATING OUR MACHINIMA FEATURE FOR
THE FOUNTAIN BLUE VIRTUAL WORLD CONFERENCE!
APPLIED CREATIVE TRAINING HAS CHOSEN SpotON3D
AS ITS HOME FOR THEIR VIRTUAL WORLD PLATFORM PROJECTS!
Had an important meeting tonight with Ariella Furman, Ariella Languish in Virtual. If you've not visited her website you might wanna check her work out
She's a formidable Machinima artist who has worked with everyone from virtual business and players to Fortune 50 corporations. Her work is astounding and we're privileged to have her filming on our first virtual cinema piece for us. her ability to convey her client's message visually is second to none and I hope we enjoy a long working relationship with her and her company.
THE MACHINIMA SPIN FOR THE FOUNTAIN BLUE CONFERENCE
The message is going to be steered by the event it will be showing at the FountainBlue.biz Virtual World Conference held at Sun Microsystem's HQ in Santa Clara on the 25th. You can read more about it here:
Just so happens that last April they put out a call for virtual world entrepreneurs to submit their executive summaries for this event. Out of the undoubtedly hundreds of submissions, only six where plucked out of the masses to showcase their work and business models at the event and .... drum roll please ....
SPOTON3D HAS BEEN CHOSEN AS ONE OF THE TOP SIX PRESENTERS!
Its big news for us! We'll get the opportunity to present our executive summary and showcase our gird in a 17 minute fast pitch to the prestigious panelist attending. Its a WHO's WHO of Virtual Environs;
* Benjamin Duranske, Pillsbury Winthrop
* Moderator Sibley Verbeck, CEO, The Electric Sheep Company
* Panelist Josh Bell, Director, Technology Integration, Linden Lab
* Panelist Tim Chang, Norwest Venture Partners
* Panelist Benjamin Duranske, Pillsbury Winthrop
* Moderator Jeffrey Pope, Founder of Virtual Worlds Roadmap Group, Former
Virtual Worlds VC and Virtual Worlds Entrepreneur
* Panelist David Helgason, CEO, Unity
* Panelist Craig Sherman, Gaia Interactive
* Panelist Reuben Steiger, CEO, Virtual Greats and venture capitalist that will be in attendance.
This is a HUGE honor that we're all working hard to gear up for, so please forgive my missing a beat on our blog yesterday. As is usual with Mondays, I was buried alive in meetings.
WHAT THIS MEANS FOR SPOTON3D
Simply said, it puts us on the map. We've been quietly slaving away in our great big 100+ region grid, trying to make things run better for our future inhabitants. We're thinking that many of our peers pitching will have their own brilliant ideas to present and we're looking forward to seeing their progress too.
As far as our presentation goes, we've clearly defined our target market, and shown that a considerable amount of work has already been completed. All that is needed now is one more financial fusion to get us over this start-up hurdle, and then we'll be good to go.
We are extremely fortunate to have had a six figure budget to build this project upon. We've focused primarily on the under the hood stuff to ensure that our grid systems outperformed the competition and is stable enough to market as a production ready product. That's been achieved. Next is make the experience more fluid and intuitive for our target market, making it easier for them to embrace our business tools and run with them.
Seems all this is attracting some major press parties, such as Metanomics, so you might be seeing us get some face time in your favorite virtual world media soon!
APPLIED CREATIVE TRAINING
We've also gotten our first official Enterprise Developer firm on board! APPLIED Creative Training is a new company from some truly innovative veterans of virtual worlds; David Woodin and Lars Ullberg, both formerly of CADE/UofI.
These two gentlemen are no strangers to me or simulation development. David in particular has a keen vision for integrating high functionality into virtual projects. He's one of the few developers out there that can out think me in this area and I'm especially pleased to have him on board. Lars is a visionary too and knows how to convey this to his prospective clients in a way that they can understand. We're extremely honors to have these experts chose SpotON3D as their new place of business and can highly recommend them without hesitation.
Well, that is it for today. I hole this has more than made up for missing yesterday's blog. If you have any questions or ideas you'd like discussed here, please drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org - don't ya just love gmail?!?!
aka Tessa Harrington in Virtual
SpotON3D/SponONSynergy/UnReal Designs, LLC