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Saturday, September 7 • 7:30am - 8:20am
KEYNOTE PANEL: The Future of OpenSimulator

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A panel of core developers will discuss the future of the OpenSimulator platform. Expect a lively debate! Topics will include a variety of issues including the future of the Hypergrid, content licensing and permissions, relationships with Linden Lab, third-party viewers, scalability, project maturity, and much more. Find out where the platform is headed and learn more about the developers who make the software happen!

Speakers
avatar for Mic Bowman

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.
avatar for Justin Clark-Casey

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 →
avatar for Crista Lopes

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 7:30am - 8:20am
Keynote 1, 2, 3, 4

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