Sunday, August 19, 2007

Virtual Payday

Mike Donnelly from Coca-Cola delivered my 500,000 lindens from my Virtual Thirst Winnings personally from his avatar in Second Life, which was very cool. He's a very nice guy - looking forward to meeting him sans-avatar at the SLCC Conference in Chicago this coming weekend. On Sunday, Aug. 26th from 1:30 – 2:30 C.C. Chapman and Steve Coulson from Crayon & Michael Donnelly from Coca-Cola will be presenting a case study on “Coca-Cola: Virtual Thirst”. I think it will be fun to be there for that.

You can check out more info on the conference here:

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Virtual Thirst Update

We had an action packed day at MoU yesterday. The whole experience has been pretty cool so far! We've had limo service since the moment we left my house in New York. First class Flight, and we're staying at the Fairmont in San Francisco which is pretty opulent. When we arrived, there was a Coca-Cola Swag Bag waiting for us along with some spending money (thanks Coke).

Our first day at Millions of Us was more brainstorming and figuring out some of the dynamics of the object and how we want to distribute it. I think we got most of the kinks ironed out. It was fun being behind the scenes and watching some pro builders at work. God I feel like such a noob! Anyway, we're making some progress - but I still don't want to spill the beans.

My schedule left us enough time for a little road trip down to Napa Valley for a little tasting. We went to a small boutique winery called Delectus and was invited by the wine maker and his wife to do some barrel tasting which was totally cool. Their wine is amazing. I have no idea how I'm getting it all home!

Well, I'm on my way to Millions of Us for Day 2 of our collaboration which includes a call with Coca-Cola to talk thru how we've evolved the idea. I'll add some shots to flickr to keep ya'll up to speed ;-) Check it out for a sneak peek: