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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! :)

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

 

3rd Season of Relay For Life of InWorldz Opens


Relay For Life of InWorldz 2014 starts

Relay For Life of InWorldz 2014 starts

On Saturday 23rd August the 3rd season kicked off to mark the start of the 2014 Relay For Life of InWorldz. The theme for this year is A Future Without Cancer and apparently the Relay For Life of InWorldz website is being rebuilt at the moment. Over $325,000 izzies has been raised so far during this 3rd season of Relay For Life of InWorldz.

The main Relay event for the 3rd season starts at 9am PDT until 9pm PDT on Saturday 1st November 2014. More details will be released soon.

If you are interested in sponsoring Relay For Life of InWorldz 2014, contact Hairy Thor for more details.

The new home for Relay For Life of InWorldz is now located over at Muse Island.

Muse Island on the InWorldz Grid

Muse Island on the InWorldz Grid

The Relay For Life of InWorldz team are very grateful for everyone’s support and contributions so far in 2014!

Avination grid fourth birthday details announced


Avination grid will be celebrating it;s fourth birthday from Friday 12th September until Sunday 14th September 2014. There will be live entertainment, live DJs and much more. Visit the AVN4B sims on the Map to see the amazing exhibits and enjoy with friends.

See the full event schedule and lineup below for AVN4B.

Friday 12th September

  • 10am – 12pm DJane Kirsten (Gothicbunker Aachen) – Warmup with Gothic and Hardrock
  • 12pm – 1pm Digital Deception – live
  • 1pm – 2pm Pingout Duffield – live country, rock and pop music
  • 2pm – 3pm Nance Brody – live

Saturday 13th September 

  • 8am – 10am Fashion show at AVN4B – new and unusual styles for modern people
  • 10am – 11am Babba Ballyhoo – live – unusual and unique, Cologne Folk Music
  • 11am – 12pm AriangelS – live
  • 12pm – 1pm DJane Florchen – live – charts, mixed and pop
  • 1pm – 2pm DJane Melanie – live – Progressive House, Trance
  • 2pm – 3pm Torben Asp – live – unique fusion of electronic music and lights…

Sunday 14th September

  • 11am – 1pm DJane Kirsten – live – charts
  • 1pm – 2pm Dubliners – live show
  • 2pm – open end DJ Menny Italian – music mix

Grid Stats as of 22nd August 2014

  • Total users: 71, 889
  • Unique last 30 days: 2, 135
  • Total regions: 665
  • Online users: 50

 

The Drax Files Radio Hour #32 – OpenSim


This week on show #32 Maria Korolov from Hypergrid Business talks about virtual worlds and OpenSim from a recorded interview back in March 2014. It’s a really interesting interview between Drax and Maria covering different aspects of OpenSim.

If you are thinking about joining OpenSim then this interview is worth listening to from start to finish. The interview runs for 29 minutes and 38 seconds. There is mentions of IBM, Second Life, OpenSim, Linden Lab and virtual worlds in general.

The Drax Files radio hour with Drax and Jo is a weekly production of basicdrax entertainment. If you have suggestions for future shows contact the show either at skype draxfiles, avatar draxfiles or email radio@draxfiles.com

show-32

 

A new episode of The Drax Files series is in the works and show #33 will be available next Friday. For previous radio hour shows from Drax and Jo see here.

Calling All Fashion Designers of InWorldz!


InWorldz Fashion Week 2014 Logo

InWorldz Fashion Week 2014 Logo

The Relay For Life of InWorldz fashion week will run from Saturday 20th September until Saturday 27th September 2014. This is a call out to all fashion designers of InWorldz to participate in fashion week and to spread the word about this incredible fundraising event. The team are looking for designers that are interested in donating at least one item and they are looking for modelling agencies that would like to hold a show during fashion week. Contact Raven Dulce (InWorldz) to reserve your spot on the calendar.

Sign up to InWorldz if you are interested in this event! 

There will be great shows to watch, live music, auctions and DJ’s during fashion week. See more details below!

The Relay For Life of InWorldz fashion week, InFashion and Beyond – Fashion For Life, is right around the corner and we need YOU! We are also looking for modeling agencies that would like to hold a show during fashion week. The available dates are September 21st -27th Please see Raven Dulce to reserve your spot on the calendar.

We are looking for designers that are interested in donating at least one item during fashion week, with all proceeds going to Relay For Life (you may donate more if desired). Men, women, tinies, children, and any other type of clothing is welcome (NO Nudity). We also encourage shoe, skin, tattoo, hair and jewelry/accessory designers to participate. If you are interested in signing up please contact Raven Dulce by **August 20th ** to reserve your shop at the event.

Designers are you ready to get creative?? We are also looking for designers that are up for a challenge and would like to donate a one of a kind outfit for an auction. If you are up for the challenge please contact Raven Dulce to get your name on the list!

And last but not least, if you are a live performer or DJ and would like to Host a party or event during fashion week please contact SkyeSunset Willow. *All tips must be paid to the Relay For Life kiosk. The teams of Relay For Life of InWorldz will also be hosting fundraising event at the Fashion For Life.

~ Fashion week will run from September 20th – 27th. There will be runway shows, Live music, Auctions and DJ’s.

Are you interested in Fashion Week on the grid of InWorldz?

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