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Crista Lopes

University of California Irvine
Professor & OpenSimulator Core Developer
Crista Lopes (Diva Canto) is professor within the Department of Informatics, Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of California Irvine and a core OpenSimulator developer. She developed Hypergrid, which is a federation architecture and protocol for OpenSimulator virtual worlds that supports the seamless transfer of avatar user agents and assets between them. She has also developed the OnLook viewer, currently a test case for developing a viewer native to OpenSimulator with programmable modular UI.

In 2016, Crista was the first woman to be awarded the $10,000 Pizzigati Prize that honors software developers who are working to develop open source applications that aid activists and nonprofits involved in struggles for social change.

You can view her code contributions to OpenSimulator here and code repositories on Github here.