Transitioning Your Project to OpenSimulator for July 22nd Nonprofit Commons Meeting

This Friday, July 22nd, TechSoup’s NonProfit Commons in Second Life  will feature Selby Evans, Thinkerer Melville in SL, who will discuss how you can transition to OpenSimulator. OpenSimulator is an open source virtual world, similar to Second Life. He will go over the differences between both virtual world platforms, what to expect when transitioning, how you transfer assets, and where to find community and resources.


Selby Evans (Thinkerer Melville) is a retired professor of Psychology who taught courses in psychological measurement, computer applications, and systematic problem solving. and conducted research in pattern perception, and studies of cognitive systems, supported by U. S. Military organizations, NASA, National Institutes of Health, and other government organizations.  He also operated a consulting business for 25 years, serving various companies and government agencies.


Selby also runs a widely shared blog Virtual Outworlding with Thinkerer about how to understand and exploit the potential of virtual worlds at


Join us in Second Life!


Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting

Friday, July 22nd, 8:30 AM PT / SLT

Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater  


AGENDA (all times below PT)

  • 8:30 am Introductions
  • 8:40 am TechSoup Announcements
  • 8:50 am Mentor’s Central
  • 9:00 am Featured Presentation
  • 9:45 am Open Mic / Announcements


The Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is a program sponsored by Caravan Studios –, a division of TechSoup Global, 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