december, 2020

05dec7:00 am7:30 amFeaturedOSSC20 Welcome / OpenSimulator 0.9.1 Features and UpdatesOS Core Developers7:00 am - 7:30 am Keynote Auditorium

Speakers for this event

  • Andrew Hellerschanks (rl: Kevin Cozens)

    Andrew Hellerschanks (rl: Kevin Cozens)

    OpenSimulator Core Developer

    Kevin has been coding for open-source projects since 1992 including being a member of the OpenSimulator Core Developer team since March of 2014, and created, or maintains several add-on modules including the OpenSimSearch (https://github.com/kcozens/OpenSimSearch), OpenSimProfile (https://github.com/kcozens/OpenSimProfile), and OpenSimMutelist (https://github.com/kcozens/OpenSimMutelist) modules which are used with the Open Simulator project. You can also find him reporting bugs, bug triaging, updating the OpenImulator project wiki pages, and helping users via IRC or the mailing list. Kevin also runs the OpenSimulator developer meetings held weekly in OSgrid (http://www.osgrid.org/). You can view his code contributions: https://www.openhub.net/accounts/kcozens or support him by becoming a Patreon donor to the work he does on open-source code projects: https://www.patreon.com/KevinCozens

    URL http://www.ve3syb.ca/

    OpenSimulator Core Developer

  • Lyr Lobo (rl: Cynthia Colongne)

    Lyr Lobo (rl: Cynthia Colongne)

    OSCC Co-Chair, Professor

    Dr. Cynthia Calongne, aka Lyr Lobo, is a Professor at Colorado Technical University and CCCOnline. She taught 52 university classes held in virtual worlds and conducts virtual world research at Virtual Harmony. As a software engineer, she worked with Air Force Space Command and with the U.S. Space Foundation during the Space Shuttle Challenger crash. A pioneer for 3D immersive education and games for change, she received the Thinkerer award at the 2017 Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education, and her team won the $25,000 Grand Prize in the Federal Virtual World Challenge for their space simulation the Mars Expedition Strategy Challenge. Slides: https://www.slideshare.net/lyrlobo/presentations

    URL http://bit.ly/ccalongne

    OSCC Co-Chair, Professor

  • Melanie Milland

    Melanie Milland

    OpenSimulator Core Developer

    As an OpenSimulator Core Developer, Melanie has been one of the most active contributors to virtual world software in general, and OpenSimulator in particular. As her avatar "Melanie Milland", she was a long-time Second Life™ resident and gained much experience in using virtual worlds. Melanie has been involved in a number of virtual world projects including creating, with a team of up to 12 developers, her own "spin" of the OpenSimulator software which powered the Avination Grid. Much of the grid's code, when shared back to the core code, was the base for many of the new OpenSimulator 0.9 update features. You can view her code contributions to OpenSimulator here: http://opensimulator.org/viewgit/?a=search&p=opensim&h=HEAD&st=author&s=Melanie%20Thielker

    URL http://opensimulator.org/viewgit/?a=search&p=opensim&h=HEAD&st=author&s=Melanie%20Thielker

    OpenSimulator Core Developer

  • Misterblue Waves (rl: Robert Adams)

    Misterblue Waves (rl: Robert Adams)

    OpenSimulator Core Developer, BulletSim

    Robert Adams has been an OpenSimulator core developer for many years. His OpenSimulator work includes the BulletSim physics engine, the DSG (distributed scene graph) simulator experiment, and many performance improvements. Outside OpenSimulator, he has been a computer developer and researcher for 40 years. He has a current interest in distributed simulation and robotics.

    URL https://misterblue.com/

    OpenSimulator Core Developer, BulletSim

  • Rhiannon Chatnoir (rl: Joyce Bettencourt)

    Rhiannon Chatnoir (rl: Joyce Bettencourt)

    AvaCon, Inc., Co-Founder

    Joyce Bettencourt is co-founder and Vice President of AvaCon, Inc.(https://avacon.org), a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to promoting the growth, enhancement, and development of the metaverse, virtual worlds, augmented reality and 3D immersive spaces. AvaCon were organizers of 2010 in Boston & 2011 in Oakland Second Life Community Convention, the Federal Consortium of Virtual Worlds virtual workshops, and the ongoing OpenSimulator Community Conference. AvaCon also currently fiscally sponsors the nonprofit community of practice, Nonprofit Commons in Second Life, where Joyce has been a community leader and host of weekly Friday meetings. In addition, she is Creative Director of The Vesuvius Group (http://thevesuviusgroup.com), a collaborative studio specializing in developing online immersive and social environments for community-building. Joyce is a 2012 graduate of the Singularity University Graduate Studies program, focused on applying exponential technologies to addressing Global Grand Challenges. Previously she was digital media producer for the Online Leadership Program at the educational nonprofit Global Kids and helped produce digital media learning content including the Second Life Curriculum, many virtual and physical world events, and the social issue game CONSENT! As her avatar Rhiannon Chatnoir, she has organized numerous social good online events, including the Virtual Haiti Relief campaign within the virtual world of Second Life that helped raise awareness and $10,000 USD in virtual micro transactions. http://about.me/joycebettencourt

    URL http://about.me/joycebettencourt

    AvaCon, Inc., Co-Founder

  • Ubit Umarov

    Ubit Umarov

    OpenSimulator Core Developer

    Ubit is currently a lead Core Developer for OpenSimulator who has been working on the project since 2012. He was instrumental in coding and implementing into the OpenSimulator codebase many of the updates that were part of the OpenSimulator 0.9 update and developing many of the OpenSimulator 0.9.1 and upcoming releases. View his code contributions online: http://opensimulator.org/viewgit/?a=search&p=opensim&h=HEAD&st=author&s=UbitUmarov and please support this key developer by donating to him directly: https://www.paypal.me/UbitUmarov

    URL http://opensimulator.org/viewgit/?a=search&p=opensim&h=HEAD&st=author&s=UbitUmarov

    OpenSimulator Core Developer

Event Details

Welcome to the 8th annual OpenSimulator Community Conference. This year’s event features presenters across the globe who will be highlighting the user projects and core development work of the OpenSimulator platform. We will kick off #OSCC20 with an overview of the latest features in the OpenSimulator software update and conversation with Core Developers of the platform.

Find out where the platform is headed and learn more about the developers who make the software happen!

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