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Saturday, September 7 • 7:00am - 7:20am

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Members of the Planning Committee welcomes attendees in-world and via webstream to the first annual OpenSimulator Community Conference 2013!

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Joyce Bettencourt

President, AvaCon, Inc.
Joyce Bettencourt is the Online Community Manager for TechSoup Global's NonProfit Commons in Second Life community. In addition, she is Creative Director of The Vesuvius Group, a collaborative studio specializing in developing online immersive and social environments for community-building. She is also co-founder of the 501(c)(3) non-profit,AvaCon, Inc. dedicated to promoting the growth, enhancement, and development of the metaverse, virtual... Read More →
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Mic Bowman

Planning Committee, Intel Labs
Mic Bowman is a principal engineer in Intel Labs and leads the Virtual World Infrastructure research project. His team develops technologies that enable “order of magnitude” scalability improvements in virtual environments opening the door to new levels of immersiveness and interaction among players.
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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 to improve the software by providing technical support and to foster communication between the core development team to debug and provide the most stable... Read More →
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Justin Clark-Casey

President, Overte Foundation
Justin Clark-Casey is a software consultant working in the emerging field of open-source virtual environments and the Metaverse. He has been a core developer on the OpenSimulator project since 2007, responsible for features such as OpenSimulator Archives (OARs) and NPCs as well as numerous bug fixes, release management and general steering of the project. In this time, he has worked with numerous organizations, including Intel Corporation, Sandia... Read More →
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Chris Collins

Vice President, AvaCon, Inc.
Chris M. Collins (Fleep Tuque) is an IT Analyst at the University of Cincinnati Center for Simulations & Virtual Environments Research. Her research focuses on the use of virtual worlds, social media, and augmented reality in higher education and for remote workforce collaboration, and she also manages the University of Cincinnati OpenSimulator grid. She is also a co-founder and serves on the board of AvaCon, Inc., a non-profit organization... Read More →
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Crista Lopes

University of California, Irvine
Crista Lopes is a Professor in the School of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Irvine. Prior to being in Academia, she worked at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (1995-2001). She is co-inventor of AOP (Aspect Oriented Programming), a programming technology featured in the MIT Technology Review (2001) as "one of the 10 emergent technologies that will change the world." She also serves on the board of the... Read More →
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Melanie Milland

Founder, Avination
Melanie Thielker is the founder of Avination. As an OpenSimulator Core Developer, Melanie has been one of the most active contributors to virtual world software in general, and OpenSimulator in particular. A long term Second Life™ resident, she has gained much experience in using virtual worlds. Melanie has been involved in a number of virtual world projects and has created her own "spin" of the OpenSimulator software... Read More →

Saturday September 7, 2013 7:00am - 7:20am
Keynote 1, 2, 3, 4

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