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Sunday, November 9 • 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Does OpenSim Have the Critical Mass to Survive?

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With Linden Lab working on a new platform, Second Life as we know it today could soon become a shadow of its current self. The days of using Second Life to provide a standard to match -- and to innovate against -- might be coming to an end. Second Life is also a source of a great deal of relevant training material, both in-world and on the Web and, of course, provides a constant flow of new users to OpenSim. Meanwhile, High Fidelity and other platforms will be competing to become the dominant technology of the 3D metaverse. Does OpenSim have what it takes to survive -- and to flourish?

Speakers
avatar for Walter Balazic

Walter Balazic

System Admin/Owner, Littlefield Systems, LLC
Founder/Administrator of Littlefield Grid and Littlefield Systems, LLC.  Walter Balazic is an IT Infrastructure/Network designer for over 30 years,and has been involved in VW's since 2008. USA
avatar for David Cranmer

David Cranmer

President, Ventoux Learning Network
David has been involved with virtual worlds since 2009 and has worked with Universities around the country to help develop virtual worlds for education. Currently, he is President of Ventoux Learning Network and is using Opensim as a sound stage and rapid prototyping tool for Instructor-led online courses teaching Data Center design. Also, for the last 18 years, he has served as an Expert Witness in litigation involving telecommunications.
avatar for Thirza Ember

Thirza Ember

Founder, HG Safari
Thirza Ember is the founder of HG Safari, a virtual travel club that helps people to discover the joys of hypergridding, and publicizes interesting places in the hyperverse. She has been blogging about art and destinations in Second Life and OpenSim since 2008.
avatar for Stephen Gasior

Stephen Gasior

Biology Instructor, Ball State University
Stephen Gasior is a Biology Instructor at Ball State University, Faculty Fellow at the Institute for Digital Intermedia Arts (at Ball State University), and Administrator/Evangelist for REDgrid (Ball State's OpenSimulator campus -- see http://idialabprojects.org/redgrid/). Stephen is the founder of the Virtual Islands for Better Education (VIBE) grids. VIBE is a collaborative of virtual educators and builders actively using OpenSimulator in... Read More →
avatar for Maria Korolov

Maria Korolov

Hypergrid Business
Maria Korolov is editor and publisher of Hypergrid Business and of the Hyperica directory of hypergrid destinations. She has been a war correspondent, ran a news bureau in Shanghai, and covered business and technology for national magazines for over 15 years -- but the emerging metaverse is the most exciting thing she's ever covered.
avatar for Kimberly Rufer-Bach

Kimberly Rufer-Bach

Owner, Designer, and Producer, The Magicians
Kimberly Rufer-Bach (avatar Kim Anubis) is Owner, Designer, and Producer of The Magicians, a top solution provider for Second Life and OpenSimulator.  Since 2005 Kim has specialized in working with educators, nonprofits, and government agencies to bring their virtual worlds projects to fruition.  Kim is the author of The Second Life Grid: The Official Guide to Communication, Collaboration, and Community Engagement; and co-author of... Read More →


Sunday November 9, 2014 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Business Track

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