OpenSimulator 101 & Hypergrid Tour for the June 27th NonProfit Commons Meeting

This Friday, June 27th, TechSoup’s NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature Kathleen Watkins (Serene Jewell in SL) who will present an introduction to OpenSimulator, followed by a Hypergrid tour of several OpenSimulator grids and Kitely.

About Kathleen / Serene:

Kathleen Watkins left a job as a nonprofit administrator in 1995 to become a trainer and developer in the emerging phenomenon known as the world wide web. Two years later she formed Nitecat Media, a San Francisco video and website production company with her partner Scott Wiseman. For more than a decade they created multimedia productions for corporate and nonprofit clients including Google, Consumers Union, Zeiss Humphrey and Toyota. Kathleen joined Second Life in 2006 and is now creating projects in Opensim. She recently graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in Anthropology. Her coursework included an academic internship with Virtual Ability, Inc. 


Join us in Second Life! 

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting

Friday, June 27th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT

Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater


AGENDA (all times below PT)

  • 8:30 am Introductions
  • 8:40 am TechSoup Announcements
  • 8:45 am Mentors Central 
  • 9:00 am Featured Presentation – OpenSimulator 101 (Serene Jewell)
  • 9:30 am Open Mic / Announcements
  • 9:50 am OpenSImulator Tour – immediately following the meeting, we will do a Hypergrid tour of several grids. We will begin our tour on the AvaCon grid. If you already have an OpenSimulator account that is Hypergrid enabled, you can jump to, or you can create one on the AvaCon grid at Please make sure you also have an OpenSimulator capable viewer installed!

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