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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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Saturday, December 10
 

12:00pm

Beyond the Viewer - the Future of World Interfacing

Worlds on the web, discussing new access devices and haptics, plus the future of interfacing with virtual worlds and 3D/VR immersive spaces. Open Simulator, its forks and especially the hypergrid represent years of content, community and a compelling prototype for a formative “metaverse”, but as new players and platforms emerge, are we ready to push for a place in the accelerating scheme of online participatory environments?



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 →

Speakers
avatar for selby EVANS

selby EVANS

retired, Virtualoutworlding blog
Writer and editor of Virtualoutworlding blog:  http://virtualoutworlding.blogspot.com/ Retired as Professor of Psychology at Texas Christian University. Taught courses in psychological measurement, computer applications, and systematic problem-solving. Conducted research in pattern... 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 →
avatar for Crista Lopes

Crista Lopes

Professor & OpenSimulator Developer, University of California Irvine
Crista Lopes (Diva Canto) is professor within the Department of Informatics, Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of California Irvine and a core OpenSimulator developer. She developed Hypergrid, which is a federation architecture and pro... Read More →
avatar for Beth Reischl

Beth Reischl

President, InWorldz Inc.
Beth A. Reischl is a partner at InWorldz, LLC, a computer game company specializing in 3D virtual world industry simulation, initially based off the open SIM software, free self-created avatars with no membership charge, and help and support. A lofty background in sales, customer... Read More →


Saturday December 10, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
OSCC Keynote Regions Hypergrid address: http://cc.opensimulator.org:8002/

1:00pm

OpenSimulator Statistics
Latest data about OpenSim grids, users, and opinion surveys.

Speakers
avatar for Maria Korolov

Maria Korolov

Editor, Hypergrid Business
Maria Korolov covers artificial intelligence for CIO magazine and cybersecurity for CSO online. She has also been the editor of Hypergrid Business since 2009. During her twenty years as a journalist, she's run a business news bureau in Shanghai, covered wars in the former Soviet Union, and wrote about local politics for the Chicago Tribune. But none of that prepared her for covering OpenSimulator, which has been both intensely... Read More →


Saturday December 10, 2016 1:00pm - 1:30pm
OSCC Keynote Regions Hypergrid address: http://cc.opensimulator.org:8002/

3:00pm

Immersive & Social VR Platforms
A panel discussion featuring virtual worlds and VR platforms.

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 →

Speakers
avatar for William Burns

William Burns

Executive Director, Andromeda Media Group
Synthetic Environment SME with over twenty years of experience within marketing, design, research, and implementation for all areas of synthetic immersive environments. With a particular interest in binaural audio, virtual environment sociology, trend forecasting, and immersion. Current... Read More →
avatar for Rob Crasco

Rob Crasco

VR Influencer / Evangelist, Backlamp / VRScout
#VR #AR #MR #360video Dev/Evangelist - @RoblemVR on twitter and author at http://vrscout.com/.
avatar for Adam Frisby

Adam Frisby

CEO, Sine Wave Entertainment
Adam is one of the founding developers of OpenSimulator, the largest open source virtual world platform. Before joining Sine Wave Entertainment he founded the Azure Islands, a community with a peak of 400 regions in Second Life, and DeepThink, a leading virtual world development... Read More →
avatar for Digvijay Tiwary

Digvijay Tiwary

Account Manager, Sine Wave Entertainment
Digvijay has been working with Sinewave Entertainment since 2007, before then, he was a well-known creator in Second Life, specializing in building castles. He also developed the Second Life game Shadow Falls, based on the Shadow Falls podcast story. Digvijay is an experienced game... Read More →


Saturday December 10, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
OSCC Keynote Regions Hypergrid address: http://cc.opensimulator.org:8002/
 
Sunday, December 11
 

4:30pm

Evaluating VR Platforms: OpenSimulator, Unity 3D, WebGl and Other Applications
Current virtual environment developers often find it difficult to pick a suitable virtual reality platform to support their application. This panel is an opportunity for developers proficient in current competing platforms to share their experience and discuss future platform evolution trajectories. It will also allow OpenSimulator core developers to differentiate OpenSimulator from its peers.

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 Michael Cerquoni

Michael Cerquoni

Planning Committee, OpenSimulator Core Developer
Michael Cerquoni is a core developer for the OpenSimulator project and 3D Content Developer for Encitra & 4Dialog. Michael has been involved with the OpenSimulator project since July of 2007 and is one of the original founders of OSgrid. His primary interest in OpenSimulator has been... Read More →
avatar for Adam Frisby

Adam Frisby

CEO, Sine Wave Entertainment
Adam is one of the founding developers of OpenSimulator, the largest open source virtual world platform. Before joining Sine Wave Entertainment he founded the Azure Islands, a community with a peak of 400 regions in Second Life, and DeepThink, a leading virtual world development... Read More →
avatar for Crista Lopes

Crista Lopes

Professor & OpenSimulator Developer, University of California Irvine
Crista Lopes (Diva Canto) is professor within the Department of Informatics, Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of California Irvine and a core OpenSimulator developer. She developed Hypergrid, which is a federation architecture and pro... Read More →
avatar for Ramesh Ramloll

Ramesh Ramloll

CEO/CTO, DeepSemaphore LLC
Rameshsharma Ramloll, PhD Computer Science (Lancaster University UK), BTech Computer Science & Engineering (IIT Kanpur, India) has been developing immersive virtual learning environments for diverse user groups during the past seven years on platforms that include Second Life and... Read More →


Sunday December 11, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
OSCC Keynote Regions Hypergrid address: http://cc.opensimulator.org:8002/