I started the Hypergrid Adventurers Club (HGAC) over a year ago to create a venue for folks interested in exploring the Hypergrid together. While we were working on some major OpenSim upgrades here at ReactionGrid the past few months, I decided to pause our weekly HGAC meetings.
We’re all very excited about rolling out OpenSim 0.7.2 to all our OpenSim clients. We’re doing this major upgrade on a case by case basis, and one of the great new features of this newer version of Opensim is upgrading to version 1.5 of the Hypergrid. This version is supported by the majority of OpenSim grids currently online. Which means we’re dramatically expanding the universe of interconnected OpenSim grids that our clients can explore during their hypergrid explorations.
And thanks to all the hard work of everyone at ReactionGrid, the Hypergrid Adventurers Club’s home base on jokaydiaGRID is now running OpenSim 0.7.2.
Starting this week, I’ll be resuming weekly meetings of the Hypergrid Adventurers Club. The first new meeting will be Thursday, January 5th 2012 at 4pm Eastern Time. We’ll be meeting on the region “Scooter” on jokaydiaGRID. For more details, please see this event on our calendar.
And be sure to join our Google Group if you’d like information about upcoming meetings.
See you on the Hypergrid!
–John “Pathfinder” Lester
Chief Learning Officer
Glad to see your renewed commitment to OpenSim, John, as well as Reaction Grid’s. The upgrade will keep me active at Jokaydia Grid, where I hope to receive some Gridnaut visitors at Nevermore. Even before the upgrade, I was able to run 15 students through a simulation (with lots of Jokay’s help tweaking the region) for their final exams. They loved the experience.
I have been excited by the potential for Unity-based VWs, yet they are not the direction I and many colleagues will pursue, given the skill-sets needed for UGC and the lack of incentives college faculty receive (and budgets, nowadays) to redevelop new content and learn new tools.
I know you and RG’s other talented staff have considered what a linked set of grids could do for education, now that more campuses are hosting their own local grids. See you folks back in the Hypergrid!
Thanks Joe. Different virtual world projects have different needs, and it’s always critical to choose the right tool for the right job. Between Jibe and OpenSim, I think we’ve got a great range of virtual world platform tools for clients to achieve success here at ReactionGrid. And we’re continuing to work on even more. 🙂
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To think it all stretad befor second life and then it got bigger with second life now not only hasit been set free to grow in ways we still have yet to see but it may help so many around the world in ways we still yet do not know.great job please keep it up.and may be all our dreams will come true.
Oooh, that sodnus like a fun event! Great idea! I’ll bring it up at our next club meeting.