On Tuesday 12th September AvaCon announced details about their upcoming fifth annual OpenSimulator Community Conference due to take place 9th-10th December 2017. The main focus this year will be on the latest OpenSim software releases along with visions for the future of OpenSim.
The OpenSimulator Community Conference is an annual conference that focuses on the developer and user community creating the OpenSimulator software.
AvaCon hope to accommodate over 400 users in total at this year’s conference. The 2017 OpenSimulator Community Conference will feature many interesting presentations, performances, panels, workshops and much more. On the main stage there will be more in-depth talks featuring Education, Technical, Creative and Experiential topics of interest.
The annual conference is organized as a joint production by Core Developers of OpenSimulator and AvaCon. Here are the important deadlines and important dates you should know about.
September 12, 2017 – Announcement of the Call for Proposals!
October 8, 2017 – Proposals are due by 11:59 PM PST (Pacific Standard Time).
October 22, 2017 – Proposal acceptance emails and with conference information.
October 29, 2017 – Accepted speakers must register for the conference to create an entry in the conference schedule and the program.
November 11, 2017 – Speaker Orientation & Training sessions and Presenter Booth Setup to prepare speakers for the conference.
November 18, 2017 – Deadline for stage props and audio-visuals (beyond textures) for conference program.
December 9-10, 2017 – OSCC17 – Conference dates – Bring the WOWness!
December 10, 2017 – OSCC Hypergrid tour and community events.
This weekend the OSgrid is celebrating its 10th birthday and today I went along to check it out for myself. There are five specific birthday regions to explore this year: OSG10B1, OSG10B2, OSG10B3, OSG10B4 and OSG10B5 full of amazing exhibits from the OSgrid community.
For the OSG10B main stage and live music events visit the Event Plaza.
Get started at the OSG10B1 region and have fun exploring 🙂
The Event Plaza looks awesome with the OSG10B balloons and banners up.
Fast Teleport Board
Here are the OSG10B regions showing the exhibits from the sky. The builds look incredible from walking around and the overall layout is nicely done I think.
Head over now to the OSgrid 10th birthday celebrations and have fun with the OSgrid community 🙂
OSgrid will be celebrating it’s 10th birthday this weekend (#OSG10B) with a great selection of live performances, live djs playing great tunes and birthday themed events to mark this very special occasion.
It’s going to be the biggest party ever on the OSgrid and it’s expected the visitor attendance will be pretty high during the weekend. Finally there will be many exhibits worth seeing created by OSgrid residents who have spent hours creating their own content for this year’s 10th birthday.
Join OSgrid this weekend and enjoy the 10th birthday celebrations! 🙂
The original purpose of OSgrid was to provide for a test platform for the development and testing of new code for opensimulator. This purpose has continued but with the additional purpose of providing a free and open source social platform, for the expansion of the arts, education and scientific advancement and to promote the further advancement of the opensimulator project.
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Please spread the word about OSgrid 10th birthday celebrations happening this weekend
On Sunday 16th July Hypergrid Business reported that the OpenSim land area surpassed 80, 000 regions for the first time. This is a new record for sure and the number of OpenSim regions is still set to rise in the months ahead breaking new records. It’s going to take time to reach the 100, 000 regions milestone but when that happens that would be pretty amazing.
OSGrid, Kitely, Metropolis, Atek Grid and Lost Paradise at the moment have the most regions on OpenSim. For the most active users on OpenSim then Metropolis, OSGrid, AllCity and DigiWorldz take top position in the table.
In comparison Second Life now has 23, 635 Main Grid regions in total. The highest recorded was 31, 988 regions back on 13th June 2010 in Second Life. Since then the grid has declined more and more. Since 2010 roughly 8, 000 regions have gone offline however there have been weeks where there was positive region growth. I hope there will more positive region growth in the future.
If the rates continue then I would imagine Second Life would go down to roughly 16, 000 in less than 7 years time. Even then it would take a very long time to visit every single region in Second Life. Even with OpenSim it would take years to explore.