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OpenSimulator Community Conference 2016 

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 Core Developers of OpenSimuator and AvaCon, the virtual conference features presentations, workshops, keynote sessions, and social events across diverse sectors of the OpenSimulator user base.

More info at: http://conference.opensimulator.org and to register, go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/opensimulator-community-conference-2016-registration-28824725530 

Events taking place Saturday, Dec 10, and Sunday Dec 11 will be live simulcast streamed to https://gaming.youtube.com/c/AvaconOrg/live

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Thursday, December 8
 

11:00am

SurvivalSim at AU: Do You Have What It Takes to Survive?
Join us on the AU Metaverse as we playtest the game and reflect on its design. If you are not fond of games, worry not. Your teammates may save you or you can hoard your chocolate bars and hope for the best! Data from this session will contribute to a test of the data analytics tool during the follow-on event on December 15th. Join us for both sessions to see how the game flows into the analytics tool and to discuss the strategies used in its design.

Hypergrid url: metaverse.austudiox.com:9000
Click the left teleport kiosk and select Survival
To Hypergrid, copy the metaverse url into your World Map

Speakers
avatar for Lyr Lobo / Cynthia Calongne

Lyr Lobo / Cynthia Calongne

Professor, Colorado Technical University
Dr. Cynthia Calongne, aka Lyr Lobo, is a Professor of Doctoral Studies at CTU and in Computer Science at CCCOnline. She taught 52 university classes in virtual worlds and received the 2017 Thinkerer award from the Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education. Her team won the $25,000... Read More →
avatar for Toni Scribner

Toni Scribner

Learning Analyst, USAF
Toni Scribner has over 29 years of service with the Air Force and is currently serving The Air University as an Educational Technology Innovation Analyst. She consults and assists AU faculty in designing, developing, and implementing emerging learning technologies and principles... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Stricker

Andrew Stricker

Distributed Learning Architect, The Air University
Dr. Andrew Stricker serves Air University by helping to design, develop, and implement advanced and emerging learning technologies into Air Force educational and professional military education programs. Prior to his arrival to Air University Andrew served Vanderbilt University... Read More →
avatar for Barbara Truman

Barbara Truman

Graduate faculty member & simulation researcher, University of Central Florida
Dr. Barbara Truman serves as a Strategic Advisor for Immersive Learning & Collaboration in the University of Central Florida’s Institute for Simulation & Training in Orlando. At UCF, Barbara founded an award-winning department representing Online@UCF. Her background is in Instructional... Read More →



Thursday December 8, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
TBA
 
Sunday, December 11
 

11:00am

HyperGrid Safari at #OSCC16
HyperGrid Safari - a choice of two hypergrid tour routes exploring locations in the OpenSimulator metaverse, featuring artistic builds, community, educational spaces, and free 3D content resources.

"We call it a Hypergrid Safari, because there's no saying what marvels you will see out there... but we can guarantee you a few close shaves, some friendly natives, and a bumpy ride!" - Thirza Ember

Improve your hypergrid skills, meet new people,  and learn about the joys of group grid jumping.Hypergridding is a way t test the limits of OpenSim technology, to inspire and encourage creators, and to strengthen the bonds of our community.

This year Thirza Ember of HG Safari has organized a special double trip around the hyperverse. Two separate trips depart from Expo Zone 2 on the OSCC grid at 11am. The whole adventure will be streamed with a commentary by Hypergrid experts such as John 'Pathfinder' Lester and Mal Burns

This year, two tours to cut the lag in half, and double our fun!You can choose to go on either the 'Dragon' tour or the 'Butterfly tour. Each will visit three different grids, and see builds that feature Big Art, Education, and interactive Entertainment. You will get to see what is means to travel from grid to grid and meet builders and owners and hear about how they have successfully used OpenSim.You'll experience a variety of different grids, from large to small, from commercial to non profit, in Europe and the United States. 

Moderators
avatar for Mal Burns

Mal Burns

Inworld Review
Mal Burns is host of the "Inworld Review" - a weekly news and discussion program which has been running for almost 10 years. He and Tara Yeats run Metaworld Broadcasting to provide input and output services for TV in virtual worlds and the expertise for the same. Mal has used virtual... Read More →
avatar for John  Lester

John Lester

Immersive Learning and Virtual Worlds/VR/AR Designer
As a self-employed independent consultant and contractor, I'm currently working on Product Design at Achievement Network, an education nonprofit that helps schools boost student learning with teaching that’s grounded in standards, informed by data, and built on the successful practices... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Thirza Ember

Thirza Ember

Founder, HG Safari
Thirza Ember organizes the OpenSim travel group, HG Safari, which has been promoting the community spirit by arranging weekly group visits to grids all over the OpenSim Hypergrid for the past 3 1/2 years.

Volunteers
avatar for Sunbeam Magic

Sunbeam Magic

Owner, HG VISIONZ Magazine
Been an Virtual World Avatar for approximately 10 years plus... love staying active and writing about the Metaverse and its folks. Owner and co-builder of AAcme City, an industrial fantasy var region located on the 3rd Rock Grid, owner of SunbeamS shops, freebie items on different... Read More →


Sunday December 11, 2016 11:00am - 2:00pm
OSCC Keynote Regions Hypergrid address: http://cc.opensimulator.org:8002/

2:00pm

Avatar Repertory Theater Performance - Two Gentlemen of Verona

Julia will go to any means to snare Protheus who lusts for Silvia who loves Valentine but must marry Sir Thurio, because her dad the Duke says so. Mix in nefarious Outlaws, flippant servants, and a smelly dog. What could possibly go wrong?  

Please join Avatar Repertory Theater for OSCC as we present Shakespeare’s Two Gentlemen of Verona, Sunday December 11, 2Pm grid time at grid.kitely.com:8002:Cookie II 

Please come a bit early so we can teleport you to the theater world and get everyone in and seated before show time (to optimize grid performance). The show will be in Talk.     

Actors in order of appearance: Iain McCracken, Sam Brautigan, Em Jannings, Pipsqueak Albatross, Madame Thespian, JadaBright Pond and Ada Radius. Adapted, produced and directed by Ada Radius and Em Jannings.

www.avatarrepertorytheater.org is a project of www.newmediaarts.org.

Cast:

  • Valentine - Iain McCracken
  • Protheus - Sam Brautigan
  • Speed - Madame Thespian
  • Julia - Pipsqueak Albatros
  • Lucetta - Madame Thespian
  • Anthonio - Em Jannings
  • Silvia - JadaBright Pond
  • Launce - Iain McCracken
  • Crabbe the Dog - Cindy, designed by Ferd Frederix
  • Thurio - Madame Thespian
  • Duke - Em Jannings
  • Outlaw1 - Ada Radius
  • Outlaw2 - Sam Brautigan
  • Outlaw3 - Em Jannings
  • Host - Ada Radius

Artists


Sunday December 11, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Kitely grid, Cookie !! region grid.kitely.com:8002:Cookie II

2:00pm

Live Music at Maritime Club Belfast
Live music in the oldest live venue in the metaverse - the maritime club belfast on OSGrid featuring the popular musical performers in opensim.

Virtual World musicians Truelie Telling and Casias Falta have been regulars on the stage of the Maritime Club for almost a decade with Truelie doing her all original folk-noir country-punk ballads http://www.reverbnation.com/truelietelling live from her Nashville studio and Casias  live from Detroit http://www.reverbnation.com/paulemerycasiasfalta playing classic blues and witty originals.

For the closing live music event of OSCC they will be joined onstage by some of the other great musicians currently playing in Opensim for a " pass the mic" session in the oldest continuously-running live music venue in the metaverse.

More info on the Maritime Club http://www.3dcolab.com/projects/maritime.html 

Speakers
avatar for Stiofain MacTomais

Stiofain MacTomais

3DColab
Stiofain has been running weekly live events in virtual worlds for over 9 years and organised very successful closing events for the previous OSCCs


Sunday December 11, 2016 2:00pm - 3:50pm
OSgrid Maritime Club Belfast hg.osgrid.org:80:Maritime Club Belfast

6:00pm

ETHERIEL 3 - OSCC After Party on Pirate's Atoll
The last two Open Simulator Community Conferences were ended by beach dancing in the sunset or under the stars to sonic textures and solid beats! DJ Strannik ZIKR will be ramping up the tunes and visuals for another fun social event at the end of the conference this year! Come and celebrate the hypergrid and the friendship it brings. ONE HYPERGRID, ONE LOVE!

Website to Create a Local Accounthttp://www.digiworldz.com/store/aff.php?aff=24
Full information about the event will be posted at http://www.piratesatoll.com

Sunday December 11, 2016 6:00pm - 11:00pm
digiworldz, pirates atoll http://login.digiworldz.com:8002:pirates%20atoll
 
Monday, December 12
 

4:00pm

Nova Archaeology Tour
Touring 5 regions of archaeological investigations. Both Historical and Prehistorical.

Grid Name  Nova ArchaeologyGrid
Website  https://sites.google.com/site/virtualislandsbettereducation/home 
HyperGrid Enabled? Yes  
HyperGrid URLhttp://nova.bio-se.info:9000/%20 
HyperGrid Region Coordinates 128,128  
Website to Create a Local Account  http://vibe.bio-se.info/

Monday December 12, 2016 4:00pm - 7:00pm
VIBE Nova Archaeology http://nova.bio-se.info:9000/%20
 
Thursday, December 15
 

11:00am

SurvivalSim: Where Everyone's a Winner!
Join us on the AU Metaverse as we explore the design and evaluation of a data analytics tool that takes the data from the game and analyzes and presents it for instructional use. Everyone is welcome! See below for a file with a brief description of the experimental design.

Hypergrid: metaverse.austudiox.com:9000
Click the left teleport kiosk and select Survival
To Hypergrid, copy the metaverse url into your World Map

Moderators
avatar for Lyr Lobo / Cynthia Calongne

Lyr Lobo / Cynthia Calongne

Professor, Colorado Technical University
Dr. Cynthia Calongne, aka Lyr Lobo, is a Professor of Doctoral Studies at CTU and in Computer Science at CCCOnline. She taught 52 university classes in virtual worlds and received the 2017 Thinkerer award from the Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education. Her team won the $25,000... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Lyr Lobo / Cynthia Calongne

Lyr Lobo / Cynthia Calongne

Professor, Colorado Technical University
Dr. Cynthia Calongne, aka Lyr Lobo, is a Professor of Doctoral Studies at CTU and in Computer Science at CCCOnline. She taught 52 university classes in virtual worlds and received the 2017 Thinkerer award from the Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education. Her team won the $25,000... Read More →
avatar for Toni Scribner

Toni Scribner

Learning Analyst, USAF
Toni Scribner has over 29 years of service with the Air Force and is currently serving The Air University as an Educational Technology Innovation Analyst. She consults and assists AU faculty in designing, developing, and implementing emerging learning technologies and principles... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Stricker

Andrew Stricker

Distributed Learning Architect, The Air University
Dr. Andrew Stricker serves Air University by helping to design, develop, and implement advanced and emerging learning technologies into Air Force educational and professional military education programs. Prior to his arrival to Air University Andrew served Vanderbilt University... Read More →
avatar for Barbara Truman

Barbara Truman

Graduate faculty member & simulation researcher, University of Central Florida
Dr. Barbara Truman serves as a Strategic Advisor for Immersive Learning & Collaboration in the University of Central Florida’s Institute for Simulation & Training in Orlando. At UCF, Barbara founded an award-winning department representing Online@UCF. Her background is in Instructional... Read More →




Thursday December 15, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
TBA
 
Saturday, December 17
 

11:00am

Beginner Scripting: Lesson 4
Introductory lessons in scripting LSL and OSSL, the Linden Scripting Language and OpenSim Scripting Language. In this lesson we will learn about using functions to set and change textures in useful ways.

Each lesson is structured to stand on its own but is limited to the material covered in the lesson. Those wishing to start with the first lesson, can visit the SLexit Sandbox any time between now and then, and click the red prim below the media screen to receive notecard transcripts of past lessons if they would like to progress through lessons already taught. Students should come able to use voice to listen to the instructor, and understand English, as well as a basic familiarity with using the SL/OS viewer interface.

HyperGrid URL http://grid.kitely.com:8002/SLexit/382/132/24
Website to Create a Local Account http://kitely.com 
Region Name SLexit
Map Coordinates/382/132/24Parcel/
Venue Name OSEmbassy/SLexit Sandbox

Speakers

Saturday December 17, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Kitely SLexit region http://grid.kitely.com:8002/SLexit/382/132/24
 
Sunday, December 18
 

2:00pm

Beginner Scripting: Lesson 4
Introductory lessons in scripting LSL and OSSL, the Linden Scripting Language and OpenSim Scripting Language. In this lesson we will learn about using functions to set and change textures in useful ways.

Each lesson is structured to stand on its own but is limited to the material covered in the lesson. Those wishing to start with the first lesson, can visit the SLexit Sandbox any time between now and then, and click the red prim below the media screen to receive notecard transcripts of past lessons if they would like to progress through lessons already taught. Students should come able to use voice to listen to the instructor, and understand English, as well as a basic familiarity with using the SL/OS viewer interface.

HyperGrid URL http://grid.kitely.com:8002/SLexit/382/132/24
Website to Create a Local Account http://kitely.com 
Region Name SLexit
Map Coordinates/382/132/24Parcel/
Venue Name OSEmbassy/SLexit Sandbox

Moderators
Sunday December 18, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Kitely SLexit region http://grid.kitely.com:8002/SLexit/382/132/24
 
Tuesday, December 20
 

4:00pm

AvaCon Grid Holiday Party
Join AvaCon, for a holiday party located on the AvaCon Plaza region in the AvaCon grid.

You can login with your OSCC conference grid avatar account or another OpenSimulator account that is Hypergrid enabled, and then you can Hypergrid jump to http://grid.avacon.org:8002

For more info on how to access the AvaCon grid, you can go to https://www.avacon.org/blog/avacon-grid/

Sponsors
avatar for AvaCon, Inc.

AvaCon, Inc.

AvaCon, Inc.
AvaCon, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the growth, enhancement, and development of the metaverse, virtual worlds, augmented reality, and 3D immersive and virtual spaces. We hold conventions and meetings to promote educational and scientific inquiry into these... Read More →


Tuesday December 20, 2016 4:00pm - 6:00pm
AvaCon Grid http://grid.avacon.org:8002