Okay, so I’m a bit late on this (the event happened in late April) but I was a little surprised that Cisco is using Second Life as a training platform:
Cisco Second Life TechChat: The “Internet of Things” – Why IP for Sensor Networks
This TechChat features Jean Phillippe Vasseur, a Cisco distinguished engineer, and will focus on sensor networks. Sensor networks can have an effect on our lives and the role of the network as the platform. The use of IP in these new generation networks will be of the utmost importance. During this TechChat, Jean Phillippe will present a vision of the “Internet of things.” He will share his thoughts about using IP to preserve interoperability and new work on IP-based advanced protocols for networks that have unique characteristics in term of constraints and scalability.
This discussion about the “Internet of things” will cover:
- Areas of applications
- Technical challenges
- Why IP for sensor networks?
Cisco Second Life TechChats are held in a 3D virtual environment. They are designed for the technical professional focusing on networking solutions and best practices for deploying and managing the latest technologies. In these chats you can engage in real time with Cisco engineers, technology experts, and your networking professional peers. Second Life events are free of charge.
Not being a gamer, I just assumed that Second Life was were uber shut-ins went to get freaky with other virtual folks. I never thought about it as a distance learning platform.
Anyhoo…I was unable to find a recording of this event. :-(