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Lab Chat Returns May 6th, 2016 with Ebbe, Oz, & Troy Linden!

(Post from Linden Lab)
It’s nearly time for another session of Lab Chat – an opportunity to have Lindens answer your questions during a recording session taped in front of a live studio audience.

Lab Chat Episode 2 - photograph by Torley
Lab Chat Episode 2 – photograph by Torley

This will be the third Lab Chat – and we have some special guests lined up for you. Joining Ebbe, we will have Oz Linden and Troy Linden available to take your questions about Project Bento and other Second Life development topics!

As Director of Second Life Engineering, and Senior Producer of Second Life respectively, Oz and Troy are two of the best people to ask about the development process, Second Life roadmap, and features for Second Life.

Residents from the Lab Chat production team will select questions to ask Ebbe, Oz, and Troy from this forum thread – so be sure to get your questions into the thread no later than Friday April 29th, 2016.

Lab Chat Episode 2 - photograph by iSkye Silverweb
Lab Chat Episode 2 – photograph by iSkye Silverweb

This time, the Lab Chat recording will be an hour-long audio-only session, but you’re invited to join the studio audience at the Linden Endowment for the Arts Theatre where additional audience questions will be answered.

An audio recording and a transcript of the show will be available shortly after Lab Chat wraps. There will be text transcription available to those unable to listen to Second Life voice in the auditorium.

We’ll see you on Friday May 6th at 10:30am SLT. Don’t forget to add your questions to the forum thread and mark your calendars to join us!

The LabChat 2nd Episode Video is now available!

The full LabChat video is now online.

Shot by Petlove Petshop, Rysan Fall and Emmo Wei (otherwise known as Team Voltron) and edited by Petlove, this is the full video of the most recent show.

Lab Chat Episode 2 - photograph by Torley
Lab Chat Episode 2 – photograph by Torley

You can read a full transcript of the show (with audio) here.

 

Don’t miss Lab Chat live!

Lab Chat is live today, Thursday 21st January at 10.30am SLT.

Once again, we’ll be asking Ebbe Linden, CEO of Linden Lab, a selection of your questions, chosen by the Lab Chat team.

There were eighty questions asked in the forum, and unfortunately, we won’t have time to ask them all.  But we hope there will be an opportunity for those people who come to the show to ask their questions too.

Lab Chat Episode 1, photographed by Torley
Lab Chat Episode 1, photographed by Torley

You can come to the Live recording of the show at the LEA Theater on LEA 2,3, and 4 (the LEA1 part of the theater will be closed as it’s being used to for the set and tech teams that are needed for the recording).

Lab Chat Episode 1, photographed by Torley
Lab Chat Episode 1, photographed by Torley

Here are the theater entrances:

LEA2 – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA2/214/214/21
LEA3 – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA3/43/42/21
LEA4 – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA4/40/214/21

We’ll see you there!

If you can’t make it to the live taping, you’ll be pleased to know that Lab Chat will be available as an audio recording, as transcripts and as videos. We’ll send you details as all of these become available.

 

Last Chance to ask your Questions for the next episode of Lab Chat!

Lab Chat Episode 1, photographed by Torley
Lab Chat Episode 1, photographed by Torley

The next episode of Lab Chat will be on Thursday 21st January, and the forum for posting questions to be asked on the show will be closing at midnight on Friday 15th January, so this is your last chance to get your questions in!

The questions to feature on the show will be chosen by the Lab Chat team (who are all residents). Don’t worry if your question isn’t chosen – as you may have a chance to ask it in the open session at the end (if there is time).

People whose questions are chosen will be invited to appear on the stage. They will be able to put their questions directly to Ebbe, in voice if they wish (or their questions will be read if they don’t use Voice/Skype).

Try to keep your questions brief – longer questions can still be chosen by the team, but they may need to be edited in order to squeeze as many questions as possible into the show!

So don’t miss your chance to ask your questions now! https://community.secondlife.com/t5/Upcoming-Events-and-Activities/Lab-Chat-Returns-January-21st-2016-with-Linden-Lab-CEO-Ebbe/td-p/2993029

Ask your questions for Lab Chat in the Forum now!

Lab Chat Episode 1, photographed by Torley
Lab Chat Episode 1, photographed by Torley

The forum threat where you can post the questions for our next episode of Lab Chat is now open: https://community.secondlife.com/t5/Upcoming-Events-and-Activities/Lab-Chat-Returns-January-21st-2016-with-Linden-Lab-CEO-Ebbe/td-p/2993029

Lab Chat returns on January 21st – with Ebbe Linden (aka Ebbe Altberg, CEO of Linden Lab) answering more of your questions!

The second show will be at 10.30am SLT in the LEA Theater with seating available on LEA2, 3 and 4. It will be recorded (audio, video and transcript) and broadcast later – links will appear here.

The questions to feature on the show will be chosen by the Lab Chat team (who are all residents). Don’t worry if your question isn’t chosen – as you may have a chance to ask it in the open session at the end (if there is time).

People whose questions are chosen will be invited to appear on the stage. They will be able to put their questions directly to Ebbe, in voice if they wish (or their questions will be read if they don’t use Voice/Skype).

Try to keep your questions brief – longer questions can still be chosen by the team, but they may need to be edited in order to squeeze as many uestions as possible into the show!

The Forum closes on January 15th – so make sure you get your questions in before then!

Lab Chat is coming back – on January 21st!

Lab Chat returns on January 21st – with Ebbe Linden (aka Ebbe Altberg, CEO of Linden Lab) answering more of your questions!

After the success of our first episode in November last year, we are delighted to announce the second episode of Lab Chat, recorded in front of a live audience and then broadcast on numerous streams including Second Life’s You Tube channel, AviewTV and SLArtist as well as being available in audio and written transcription.

The second broadcast will be at 10.30am SLT in the LEA Theater with seating available on LEA2, 3 and 4.

Lab Chat Episode 1, photographed by Torley
Lab Chat Episode 1, photographed by Torley

How do you submit your questions?

You enter your questions on the special Linden Lab Forum which will be opened for questions shortly – we’ll tell you when and where to go!

The questions to feature on the show will be chosen by the Lab Chat team (who are all residents). Don’t worry if your question isn’t chosen – as you may have a chance to ask it in the open session at the end (if there is time).

People whose questions are chosen will be invited to appear on the stage. They will be able to put their questions directly to Ebbe, in voice if they wish (or their questions will be read if they don’t use Voice/Skype).

The audience will be in the other three regions of the Theater. Voice relays mean that what is said will be audible on all four regions. There are also a set of text chat relays so that all text should be visible on all regions, and we have a team in the Theater who will be providing a voice-to-text service to let people know what is being said in voice. If there’s time, questions asked in text chat will also be put to Ebbe.

There will be a full transcription published later to accompany the video. Highlights will be broadcast on the Drax Radio Files show.

We’re really excited about this – and we hope you will be too!

So get your questions in by Friday 15th January– and we will see you at the show on the 21st.

Lab Chat Team: Draxtor Despres, Gentle Heron, LaPiscean Liberty, Marianne McCann, Elrik Merlin, Petlove Petshop, Inara Pey, Secret Rage, Aisling Sinclair, Arduenn Schwartzman, Lorin Tone, DevinVaughn, Saffia Widdershins, and Jo Yardley

Lab Chat Episode 1: Videos and Transcripts

Lab Chat Episode 1, photographed by Torley
Lab Chat Episode 1, photographed by Torley

The videos and transcripts for the first episode of Lab Chat Episode 1 are now available.

The videos are split into three instalments, each approximately half an hour long.

The transcript is divided into topic areas:

The video follows the timeline of the interview.

Part 1:

 

Part 2:

 

Part 3:

 

And you can also hear the podcast of the show on the Drax Files Radio Hour.

Thanks to Petlove Petshop for filming and editing the episode, and to Inara Pey for the transcripts and all the links!

Lab Chat: how to catch up if you missed it!

Lab Chat Episode 1, photographed by Torley
Lab Chat Episode 1, photographed by Torley

The first episode of Lab Chat had its live recording today – and there were about 197 people present on the four regions!  We were delighted to have such a large attendance (especially when you consider that one of the four regions was limited to stage crew and Lindens).

You can see images from the recording on our new Flickr group – if you have images to share, please join and add your pictures to the pool!

You’ll also be able to hear a podcast of the show on The Drax Files Radio Hour which will go live tomorrow at 6am SLT.

Lab Chat Episode 1, photographed by Torley
Lab Chat Episode 1, photographed by Torley

And if you missed the show, you will be able to see it shortly on the web, here on the Lab Chat website, on the Second Life You Tube channel and at other addresses we will share. We are hoping to have it ready for broadcast by Tuesday.

We’ll be adding a transcript of the show too, and beginning our archives of questions and answers – so keep watching this site!

Lab Chat sites

Blog:  https://labchatsl.wordpress.com/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/labchatsl/
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/labchatsl
Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/groups/labchatsl/

 

Don’t miss the Lab Chat live recording today!

Lab Chat premieres today, Thursday 19th November at 10.30am.

We’ll be asking Ebbe Linden, CEO of Linden Lab, a selection of your questions, chosen by the Lab Chat team.

first studio

 

You can come to the Live recording of the show at the LEA Theater on LEA 2,3, and 4 (the LEA1 part of the theater will be closed as it’s being used to for the set and tech teams that are needed for the recording).

Here are the theater entrances:

LEA2 – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA2/214/214/21
LEA3 – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA3/43/42/21
LEA4 – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA4/40/214/21

We’ll see you there!

Lab Chat launches on Thursday!

Make sure you don’t miss it!

The first show will be this Thursday, 19th November at 10.30am at the LEA Theater.

Audience seating is on LEA 2, 3 and 4.

Here are the theater entrances:

LEA2 – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA2/214/214/21
LEA3 – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA3/43/42/21
LEA4 – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA4/40/214/21