OpenSimulator Community Conference for the August 16th NonProfit Commons Meeting

This Friday, August 16th, Nonprofit Commons is happy to welcome Chris M. Collins (Fleep Tuque in SL) and Michael Cerquoni (Nebadon Izumi in SL), who will present an overview of the opensource OpenSimulator software, recent OpenSimulator updates, HyperGriding from one grid to another, and the upcoming OpenSimulator Community Conference.

The OpenSimulator Community Conference is an annual conference organized as a joint production by the Overte Foundation and AvaCon, Inc., that focuses on the community around the OpenSimulator virtual world software. The conference features two days of presentations, workshops, keynote sessions, and social events across diverse sectors of the OpenSimulator user base

Following the meeting we will take a tour of the OpenSimulator grid FleepGrid, a research grid owned and operated by Fleep Tuque. To sign up for an account on FleepGrid, go to

Chris M. Collins | Avatar: Fleep Tuque

Chris M. Collins 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 dedicated to promoting the growth, enhancement, and development of the metaverse, virtual worlds, augmented reality, and 3D immersive and virtual spaces. In her free time, Chris also runs FleepGrid (, a personal research and testing grid.

Michael Cerquoni | Avatar: Nebadon Izumi

Michael Cerquoni is a core developer for the OpenSimulator project and a board member on the Overte Foundation ( which governs the OpenSimulator project. 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 platform possible.


Join us in Second Life!

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting

Friday, August 16th, 8:30 AM PDT / SLT

Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater 



    •    8:30 am Introductions

    •    8:40 am TechSoup Announcements

    •    8:45 am Mentors Central  

    •    9:00 am Featured Presentation – Fleep Tuque & Nebadon Izumi

    •    9:30 am Open Mic / Announcements

    •    10:00 am Tour of FleepGrid

The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to create a community for nonprofits to explore and learn about virtual worlds, foster connections, and discover the many ways in which nonprofits might utilize the unique environment of Second Life to achieve their missions. 


Written by: Rhiannon Chatnoir