Opal Lei: “Getting the Code You Need” for the November 9th NonProfit Commons Meeting

This Friday, November 9th, Nonprofit Commons is happy to feature Opal Lei, who will discuss the why, what, who and how of obtaining LSL scripts for your organization’s virtual presence. 


Maybe you settled for freebie scripts that do not do enough or off-the-shelf scripts that include code that you do not need and just cause lag. Maybe you have a great project idea, but you are intimidated by scripters who speak techno-babble. Maybe you can’t decide whether to hire someone or to learn LSL yourself. Maybe you’ve tried hiring someone and they ended up creating something utterly different from your vision.


Opal will squeeze as many tips as she can to help:

  • Decide when to modify a script and when to leave it alone
  • Decide when to hire, when to purchase off the shelf, and when to do it yourself
  • Choose the right scripter if you decide to hire
  • Effectively share your vision with a hired scripter to get the results you want


Opal has created a survey to help tailor this presentation for those attending, please fill out before November 8: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Z2HJDMY.


Bio: Opal Lei (aka Lea Tesoro in real life) now calls herself an author after publishing her book “Love, Like Dim Sum” (www.LoveLikeDimSum.com). But, once upon a time, she called herself a techie. Prior to discovering SL, she worked in the software industry for 14 years, including a stint at Microsoft, where she documented APIs and coded basic snippets for the .NET SDK. Her first LSL scripting project was a docent game for the International Spaceflight Museum. As her alt Treasure Box, she had also choreographed and coded the burning of the Burning Life/Burn2 temple for four years.   



Join us in Second Life!


Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting

Friday, November 9th, 8:30 AM SLT / PST

Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater




  • 8:30 am Introductions
  • 8:40 am TechSoup Announcements
  • 8:45 am Mentors Central
  • 8:55 am Main Speaker: Lea Tesoro (Opal Lei in Second Life)
  • 9:30 am Open Mic / Announcements




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