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Exploring Immersive Game Design for September 30th NonProfit Commons Meeting

This Friday, September 30th, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature a discussion  with Joey Aboma and Libertybelle Lyric, who developed the Pirate Hunt Game, a multi-level immersive game in Second Life, rich in storytelling and focused on fundraising. Come learn about their game development process, and get a chance to tour the game-play following the meeting.

OpenSImulator Community Conference 2016 for September 23 NonProfit Commons Meeting

This Friday, September 23rdTechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature a discussion on OpenSimulator Community Conference (OSCC), being held this year on December 10-11, 2016. #OSCC16 is an annual conference that focuses on the developer and user community creating the open source virtual world platform OpenSimulator software. The virtual conference features presentations, workshops, keynote sessions, and social events across diverse sectors of the OpenSimulator user base. 

 

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Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 

Friday, September 23rd, 8:30 AM PT / SLT

Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater 

http://bit.ly/NPCinSL

 

AGENDA (all times below PT) 

  • 8:30 am Introductions
  • 8:40 am TechSoup Announcements
  • 8:45 am Mentors Central 
  • 9:00 am Featured Presentation - #OSCC16
  • 9:45 am Open Mic / Announcements

The Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is a program sponsored by Caravan Studios - http://caravanstudios.org, a division of TechSoup Global, http://techsoup.org. 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. 

http://nonprofitcommons.org

Nonprofit Commons in Second Life 9th Anniversary Celebration

Nonprofit Commons in Second Life 9th Anniversary Celebration will take place this Friday & Saturday, September 16 & 17. Friday Morning Meeting 8:30 AM PT/SLT and a Saturday Networking Party at 12:00 PM PT/SLT. Formal and fancy avatar attire is encouraged.

 

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Friday, September 16, 2016, 8:30 - 10:00 AM PT / SLT



Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 

Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater: http://bit.ly/NPCinSL

 

AGENDA (all times below PT) 

  • 8:30 am Introductions
  • 8:40 am TechSoup Announcements
  • 8:50 am Mentor's Central - a History of the Nonprofit Commons community
  • 9:00 am Featured Presentation - NPC Show and Tell, Stories, and Recognition
  • 9:45 am Open Mic / Announcements

 

Saturday, September 17, 2016, 12:00 - 2:00 PM PT / SLT 

Meet and greet at CommonGround Plaza in the Nonprofit Commons Plush region for NPC Office tours and Networking dance event. 

 

The Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is a program sponsored by Caravan Studios - http://caravanstudios.org, a division of TechSoup Global, http://techsoup.org. 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. 

http://nonprofitcommons.org

Virtual Social Media Surgery for September 9th Nonprofit Commons Meeting

This Friday, September 9th, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature a discussion on social and digital media led by NPC’s own Joyce Bettencourt (Rhiannon Chatnoir), our Nonprofit Commons mentors, and NPC community members. Want to figure out how to connect a database to your virtual or web project? Have questions on what software to use for capture of machinima or editing video footage? Curious on how you can integrate various social media tools into your nonprofit or organization's strategy? Then come to this week's NonProfit Commons in Second Life meeting to ask your digital and social media questions.

 

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Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 

Friday, September 9th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT

Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater 

http://bit.ly/NPCinSL

 

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 - http://caravanstudios.org, a division of TechSoup Global, http://techsoup.org. 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. 

http://nonprofitcommons.org

No Nonprofit Commons Meeting for Friday September 2nd

Nonprofit Commons in Second Life will not be hosting a weekly meeting this week due to the Labor Day holiday weekend in the US
 
Though we won't be meeting, you can enjoy some videos of the amazing people and projects that make up NPC! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBbCCN1eQ2t5Ewfk5OgkMHNnoY8Xx0gAh
 
For those in the Bay area, Caravan Studios will be hosting an Introduction to Participatory Design Methodology event on September 6th. You can find out more at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/caravan-studios-an-introduction-to-participatory-design-methodology-tickets-27131830034
 
Also, thank you to all those who attend our NPC weekly meetings and other events. If you would like to share any relevant work or present on nonprofit technology topic, please reach out via email - joyce@techsoup.org.
 
The Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is a program sponsored by Caravan Studios - http://caravanstudios.org, a division ofTechSouphttp://techsoup.org. 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. 
 

Open Forum for August 26th Nonprofit Commons Meeting

This Friday, August 26th, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature an open forum and is a chance to chat on recent events and updates on what other NPC community members are working on. It will also be an opportunity to ask any burning tech or community questions you might have. 
 
Join us in Second Life! 
 
Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 
Friday, August 26th, 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 - http://caravanstudios.org, a division of TechSoup Global, http://techsoup.org. 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. 
 
 

Exploring Instagram for August 19th Nonprofit Commons Meeting

This Friday, August 19th, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature a discussion on using Instagram. If you are a user of Instagram, you probably noticed the recently launched 'Stories' feature. Come to this week's meeting to learn and discuss how you can use Instagram for nonprofit, educational, and business storytelling uses.
 
Join us in Second Life! 
 
Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 
Friday, August 19th, 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 - http://caravanstudios.org, a division of TechSoup Global, http://techsoup.org. 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. 
 

Open Forum for August 12th Nonprofit Commons Meeting

This Friday, August 12th, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature an open forum and is a chance to chat on recent events and updates on what other NPC community members are working on. It will also be an opportunity to ask any burning tech or community questions you might have. 
 
Join us in Second Life! 
 
Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 
Friday, August 12th, 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 - http://caravanstudios.org, a division of TechSoup Global, http://techsoup.org. 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. 
 

Whole Brain Health for the August 5th Nonprofit Commons Meeting

Whole Brain Health logoThis Friday, August 5th, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature Lynne Berrett (Wisdomseeker Lissena in SL) and Szavanna (Sunshine) who will introduce you to the Inspiration Island community and discuss some of the “brain training” activities offered through the Whole Brain Health Group. Grown out of her commitment to making open source and creative resources to everyone, Szavanna will also share info on the Sunvibes Workshops, and the impressive collection gathered of free resources and full perm materials which can be used in Second Life and Open Simulator. 
 
Join us in Second Life! 
 
Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 
Friday, August 5th, 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
Immediately following the meeting, Wisdomseeker and Sunshine will lead a field trip to Inspiration Island: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Inspiration%20Island/201/99/27
 
The Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is a program sponsored by Caravan Studios - http://caravanstudios.org, a division of TechSoup Global, http://techsoup.org. 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. 
 

Exploring Microsoft HoloLens for Training & Learning for July 29th Nonprofit Commons Meeting

This Friday, July 29th, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature Kyle Gomboy presenting on how smart holograms for training, education, business and entertainment will change the way we perceive our digital information. Holograms that are driven by human action, computer vision, computer learning and big data are the focus of developing for tools like Microsoft’s HoloLens

 

Kyle "G" Gomboy, a former aerospace test engineer and virtual and mixed reality world developer for 15+ years, now leads a new startup "Wavelength" to explore the commercial and educational uses of devices like Microsoft's HoloLens headset.

Join us in Second Life!

 

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting

Friday, July 29th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT

Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater

http://bit.ly/NPCinSL  

 

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 - http://caravanstudios.org, a division of TechSoup Global, http://techsoup.org. 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. 

http://nonprofitcommons.org

 

Many thanks to Brownrice Internet for hosting the NPSL site.

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