OpenSimulator Community Conference 2017 Crowdfunder Campaign

 

THE CROWDFUNDER CAMPAIGN HAS ENDED!
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED THE CONFERENCE!

THE GOAL

The goal of the OpenSimulator Community Conference is to bring together developers, grid administrators, users, and enthusiasts who share an interest in the future of the metaverse to push the OpenSimulator platform forward and to strengthen the OpenSimulator community.

OPEN SOURCE = COMMUNITY SUPPORTED

As an open source project, OpenSimulator relies on the generosity of its developer community and user base to contribute towards its future growth, and the OpenSimulator Community Conference is a similarly crowdfunded endeavor.

WHERE THE MONEY GOES

Donations are used to cover the costs to run and produce the conference, which includes grid and web server hosting and management costs, paid web services such as the online schedule service, ad-free streaming video services that we hope to offer this year, honoraria fees for keynote speakers, and AvaCon’s professional event management services.  Obviously some portion of the donations will also go to cover shipping and postage of physical items depending upon the level of donation or sponsorship selected. 

THE BENEFITS

By supporting the conference, you can help improve the OpenSimulator software!  For example, there were a number of exciting outcomes as a result of last year’s OpenSimulator Community Conference:

  • Over 1000+ code commits and patches were submitted to the OpenSimulator core code!
  • Simulator load capacity and stability was substantially improved!
  • OpenSimulator developers and viewer developers met together for the very first time!
  • The dreaded “4096” bug that limited HyperGrid teleports was resolved!
  • Over 400 unique attendees, with HyperGrid visitors from 45 different grids participated in discussing how to improve OpenSimulator!
  • Hours and hours of archive videos were curated and uploaded to YouTube for future viewing!

What will this year’s OpenSimulator Community Conference 2017 bring to the community?

Thank Our Supporters

Many thanks to the OpenSimulator Community members who have supported the conference!

Nick Zwart
Foxx Bode
cyberserenity Vella
Littlefield Grid
Brian Carroll
Emil Jannings
David W. Deeds
Avalonia Estate
Ruby O’Degee
Kim Flintoff
Ai Austin
Serendipity Seraph
Cheops Forlife
Lisa Jacka
Lyr Lobo
Ange Menges
Cinder Biscuits
Buffy Beale
Annabelle Fanshaw
Ralf Haifisch
Allen Partridge (Virtually Human)
Stephen Xootfly
Open Minds
Gwyneth Llewelyn
Timothy Rogers
Kaylee West
Kevin McCabe
Sally S. Cherry
Rachel Gloedu
FrancoGrid
Joy Rosenthal
Alexina Proctor
Radioactive Grid
Serena Offcourse

Delenn Daines
Pathfinder Lester
Raven Luna
Tiyuk Quellmalz
Shannon Moon
Tim Elliott
Lynne Hand
Giovanni De Gasperis
Donna Eason
Coal Edge
Dabici Straulino
Gavin Hird
James Braman
Lynn Johnson
The Vesuvius Group
Christopher Strachan
Alberto Ritondo
Tara Yeats
Avacar Bluestar
Terri Worman
Kim Peart
Dr Jennifer Bolton
Douglas Maxwell
Michelle Gatchell
Legacy Remnant Networks
Eldovar Lamilton
Telly Portseeker
FrancoGrid
Kim Anubis/Kim Rufer-Bach
Jeckybean Galaxy
The Health Grid
Eileen O’Connor
Victor Barbosa
Kayaker Magic