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RFL of InWorldz raises over one million izzies


RFL of InWorldz reached the one million izzies mark last week which is incredible news and this marks a big step forward in trying to find a cure for cancer. Well done to all those that donated izzies and helped out to reach one million izzies for InWorldz. Woooooooot!!!!!!

As many know already back in 2013 Relay For Life of Second Life reached the $2,000,000 milestone for the American Cancer Society. Every year a new record is being set with history being made in Second Life and InWorldz.

IW Team Totals so far

  • Team 1 General Account: Iz $359,677
  • Team 2 Fashion for Life: Iz $163,961
  • Team 3 Tiny Steps for a Cure: Iz $295,950
  • Team 4 Tri Group Team: Iz $30,711
  • Team 5 Roleplay for Life: Iz $179,693
  • Team 6 Tsuki Mura for Hope: Iz $75,139
  • Team 7 Dragons for Life: Iz $7,740
  • Total raised: Iz $1,112,871

More information can be found on the RFL of IW website.

5th OpenSim Grid Survey: cast your votes now!


The fifth annual OpenSim grid survey launched on Saturday 27th September 2014 via Hypergrid Business. The aim is for the OpenSim community to rank their grids and to see how they compare to other OpenSim grids. The results in previous years have been most interesting and fascinating indeed. This is a great time to find out about new grids on OpenSim and to find out which grids are doing really well in terms of popularity.

  • Voting closes on Thursday 2nd October 2014
  • Please take this survey once
  • Survey Link

Questions in the survey to fill out

  • What OpenSim grid have you spent the most time on?
  • How do you rate this grid’s content?
  • How do you rate this grid’s community?
  • How do you rate this grid’s support?
  • How do you rate this grid’s technology?
  • How do you rate this grid overall?
  • Would you recommend this grid to others?

Previous OpenSim Grid Survey Results

 

InWorldz FrightFest 2014: Call for Volunteers


InWorldz will be hosting FrightFest 2014 on the InWorldz Event Sims starting on Friday 17th October through to Friday 31st October 2014 to celebrate Autumn and Halloween. FrightFest 2014 needs volunteers to make the event successful and this is a call out announcement.

Volunteer Roles:

  • Live Performers, DJs, Entertainers
  • Builders
  • Photographers
  • Artists for art exhibitions

To Apply 

  • Join the InWorldz Events Committee group > Open Group Notices > Open FrightFest is coming up to apply for a role!

Event Details:

As the summer breezes roll out and the Autumn winds roll in we begin our preparation for this year’s FrightFest 2014

The celebration of Autumn and Halloween on the InWorldz Event sims will begin on October 17th and run through Oct 31st.

We need volunteers for many areas. This year we will have a blend of light hearted fun, a variety of entertainment, spooky builds, and some thought provoking art installations. Below is the breakdown of the areas in which we need your assistance. We are working on a shorter time frame this year so we need to set a deadline of FRIDAY SEPT 26 to receive all your requests for spaces. While we may accept requests after this date we will not be able to guarantee a spot after this date. Requests will be handled on a first come first serve basis.

NOTE— All builds will need to be completed by Oct 15th for inspection and final resource approval/adjustments by Wolf Hartnell and EventsCoordinator InWorldz.

Event Team

  • Astoria Luminos – Entertainment Scheduling and Bookings manager
  • Mike Chase – Stage and Sound Manager
  • Nickola Martynov – Adult Community Build Lead
  • Nine Septillion – Builder for Storytelling area and Crypt interactive project
  • Nyx Breen – Builder of Special Project “Surprise build”
  • OldeSoul Eldemar – Tiny/Dinky Community Build Lead
  • Rhiannon McKenna – Art Installations Lead
  • Wolf Hartnell – Script, Landscaping, Resources Manger, Events Assistant

Registrations now open for the 2014 OpenSimulator Community Conference


OpenSim Community Conference 2013

OpenSim Community Conference 2013

Great news to hear is that registrations are now open for the 2014 OpenSimulator Community Conference and tickets can be found here. Registration is a first come first served basis until the maximum number of tickets is reached. This year the conference will be live streamed via UStream for those that can’t get a ticket.

The 2014 OpenSimulator Conference will take place on 8th and 9th November 2014 on the OpenSimulator Conference Centre grid.

Keynote Speakers

  • Philip Rosedale – Talking about the opportunities to develop an open platform for virtual reality
  • Dr. Steve LaLalle –  Talking about ways to bring the Oculus Rift headset to the mass consumer market
  • See more Speakers here
OpenSim Community Conference 2013

OpenSim Community Conference 2013

About the OpenSimulator Community Conference

The OpenSimulator Community Conference is an annual conference that focuses on the developer and user community creating the OpenSimulator software.  Organized as a joint production by the Overte Foundation and AvaCon, Inc., the conference features two days of presentations, workshops, keynote sessions, and social events across diverse sectors of the OpenSimulator user base.

The OpenSimulator Community Conference 2014 features four themed tracks and a Learning Lab for hands on hackerspaces, speedbuilds, and more:

 

Four years later on InWorldz


On 2nd September 2014 marked my 4th rezday on the grid of InWorldz and I’m really happy to reach this milestone. I have seen a lot of changes around InWorldz since 2010 some good and some awesome ones. InWorldz has grown so much during the past four years in terms of regions, active users and its great to see more events happening.  I have to admit that the InWorldz community and founders are very friendly, caring and active around the grid.

This year InWorldz hit 100, 000 registered users, InWorldz turned five years old and now the third season of Relay For Life of InWorldz has started. Wooot!

Bring on 2015! :)

The good times during the past 4 years in snapshots!

July 4th 2011

The old InWorldz welcome area on July 4th 2011

InWorldz 3rd birthday 2912

InWorldz 3rd birthday 2012

Relay For Life of InWorldz 2013

Relay For Life of InWorldz 2013

InWorldz 5th Birthday 2014

InWorldz 5th Birthday 2014

I’m now looking forward to my 5th rezday on the grid of InWorldz next September 2015. I can’t wait! :)

Happy 4th Birthday, Firestorm!


Firestorm 4th Birthday Celebrations

Firestorm 4th Birthday Celebrations

Today the Firestorm Viewer turns four and it’s time to celebrate with friends over at the Phoenix Firestorm Support region. Congratulations to the Firestorm team for reaching 4 years and thank you for all you do to make Second Life/Opensim lives better. There are special free gifts to collect and live entertainment during this afternoon. Follow the latest news of the Firestorm Viewer on the blog here.

More than 50 avatars at the party!

Event Details

September 3rd we turn four! Hard to believe but it has already been 4 years since we started developing viewers! First the popular Phoenix viewer and now of course the crazy popular Firestorm Viewer. Firestorm is by far  the most popular viewer used in Second Life and we have you to thank for that! After all… we couldn’t have done it without your support and encouragement! So as a show of our appreciation and with what is becoming a bit of a tradition for us… we have partnered with a couple of content creators to bring you some really cool free gifts AND organized a Rockin anniversary party with Rockin entertainment!

Come and enjoy the party!

Firestorm 4th Birthday

Firestorm 4th Birthday

Firestorm 4th Birthday

Firestorm 4th Birthday

Firestorm 4th Birthday

Firestorm 4th Birthday

Let’s celebrate 4 years of Firestorm!

Press Release: OpenSimulator Conference Announces High Fidelity CEO Philip Rosedale as Keynote Speaker


PRESS RELEASE

August 28th, 2014

The OpenSimulator Community Conference is pleased to announce Philip Rosedale, Founder and CEO of High Fidelity, Inc. will be a keynote speaker at the second annual OpenSimulator Community Conference, scheduled to take place virtually on November 8-9, 2014 in a virtual conference center designed for the event.

Mr. Rosedale’s keynote presentation will address the question, “What is the Metaverse?” and discuss the opportunity to develop an open platform for virtual reality over the internet, including new hardware devices that catalyze entirely new kinds of interactions between avatars.

In 1995, Philip Rosedale created an innovative Internet video conferencing product (called “FreeVue”), which was later acquired by RealNetworks where in 1996 he went on to become Vice President and CTO. In 1999, Rosedale left RealNetworks, founded Linden Lab and built a virtual civilization called Second Life, fulfilling his lifelong dream of creating an open-ended, Internet-connected virtual world.

Since leaving Second Life in 2010, Rosedale has worked on several experiments in distributed work and computing, including Coffee & Power and Worklist.net. In 2013, he co-founded High Fidelity Inc. to explore the future of a next-generation virtual reality system.

“Philip Rosedale is one of the foremost thinkers about virtual reality and the Metaverse today,” said conference chair Chris Collins. “We look forward to hearing his thoughts on the next generation of open Metaverse platforms, including OpenSimulator.”

The OpenSimulator Community Conference is an annual conference that focuses on the developer and user community surrounding the OpenSimulator software, an open-source platform that supports the creation of collaborative, immersive, distributed and social 3D virtual environments.

Organized as a joint production by AvaCon, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to the growth of the metaverse, and the Overte Foundation, which manages code contributions for the OpenSimulator platform, the virtual conference features two days of presentations, workshops, keynote sessions, and social events across diverse sectors of the OpenSimulator user base.  Last year the first annual conference was attended virtually by 300 avatars, with thousands of viewers on the conference live video streams.

Registration for the virtual OpenSimulator Community Conference is free and opens on September 15, 2014.  The conference will also be livestreamed through UStream.

For more information please see the conference website at http://conference.opensimulator.org.

ORGANIZATION INFORMATION:

OpenSimulator is an open-source platform that supports the creation of collaborative, immersive, distributed and social 3D virtual environments over the Internet. OpenSimulator software is now the basis for the emerging metaverse of many “grids” or worlds of varying sizes and purposes.  http://opensimulator.org

AvaCon, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the growth, enhancement, and development of the metaverse, virtual worlds, augmented reality, and 3D immersive and virtual spaces. AvaCon holds conventions and meetings to promote educational and scientific inquiry into these spaces, and to support organized fan activities, including performances, lectures, art, music, machinima, and much more. AvaCon’s primary goal is to connect and support the diverse communities and practitioners involved in co-creating and using virtual worlds, and to educate the public and their constituents about the emerging ecosystem of technologies broadly known as the metaverse.  http://avacon.org

The Overte Foundation is a non-profit organization that manages contribution agreements for the OpenSimulator project.  In the future, it will also act to promote and support both OpenSimulator and the wider open-source 3D virtual environment ecosystem.  http://www.overte.org/

High Fidelity, Inc. powers inter-connected virtual worlds, using new hardware devices to catalyze entirely new kinds of interactions between avatars. Our open source software architecture enables unlimited scalability of both content and audience. http://highfidelity.io

CONTACT:

Chris Collins, Vice President

AvaCon, Inc.

c/o OpenSimulator Community Conference 2014

275 Winthrop Street

PO Box 618

Rehoboth, MA 02769-1819

(774) 654-0010

http://avacon.org

Email:  opensim@avacon.org

Web:  http://conference.opensimulator.org

Twitter:  http://twitter.com/opensimcc

Hashtags:  #OSCC14 #OSCC #opensim

 

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