Photos from The Greater IBM Connection Virtual Christmas Party

Thanks to all who came to The Greater IBM Connection Christmas Party!
I was overwhelmed by my many folk came along and at one point I
couldn’t get into my own disco as the island was full!  We had:

  • Christmas Rides and a nativity scene on IBM
  • A snowman and snowglobe building competition on IBM 1
  • An icerink complete with iceskates on IBM 6
  • A Christmas tree with presents from the IBM architects and a Disco in the Greater IBM Virtual Connection Center on IBM 7

All of the above will be there for a few days if you want to go and visit.

Ian, has beaten me to blogging first with some nice pics, but here’s my photos from the event:

What Christmas is really all about:

Boris rides again!:

Lots of people entered the building competitions and there was a good atmosphere there:

Here are the winners on podiums:

The
prize was some ultra-cool iceskates.  One of the winners managed to wear
the box instead of the skates… (we’ve all done that at least once :)
):

The IBM architects were giving out presents under the Christmas tree:

And Anita from SOA land had provided some great festive fare outside our building:

People had fun skating:

The Greater IBM Virtual Connection Center was transformed into a disco for the event:
I could only get in after lots of people had left, so it wasn’t so full when I took pics:

Santa even showed up for a boogie!:

Before relaxing with a gluwein…

It’s
been an amazing year, and I think the turnout at short notice to the
party underlines how many Greater IBMers "get it".  You you haven’t taken the plunge into Second Life yet, you can sign up here.  This is one of the ways we are exploring to interact in meaningful wasy with IBMer alumni and IBMers, and given the recent IBM and press attention, we have been riding the wave, so why not jump on-board!  We look forward to seeing you at more events: online, in-person and virtually next year.

Merry Christmas!