Normally, I am the quiet, factual team member, but today I was invited to an organizational meeting on “Teravus Plaza” for the “OSG Community College”. This is something very near and dear to my heart. That is, the use of OSGrid and OpenSim to teach others building, scripting, C#, mysql, php and other interesting subjects. So please pardon me if I bubble over a bit.
One of the most important uses of OpenSim is to allows folks to learn and teach. In our grid, we have two goals and they are:
1. To test OpenSim SVN on a regular basis on a large number of regions with Windows, Linux and Mac computers and report back via Mantis, IRC and e-mail testing results to help develop OpenSIm.
2. To build a long-lasting and diverse community with exchange of ideas, knowledge, social interaction, objects, builds and scripts.
One of the most important parts of the second goal is a way for folks to have a somewhat structured way to learn. The things that seem interesting to such learning at this time are: Building, Scripting, C#, OpenSim Configuration, MySQL, MSSQL, PHP, just to name a few that I think about.
With a group willing to start down the path of making a formalized time and place for teaching and learning, we are beginning to realize and important part of the second goal. I take my hat off to BlueWall Slade, Robert Omeganu, Garland Greene, Starky Rubble, Teravus, Tommi Laukkanen, Flash Lefevre, Praxis Thinker and Programmer Mohr for attending and inviting me to this wonderful meeting.
I hope this will grow into a campus on OSGrid and perhaps a plaza to support learning and teaching.
The next meeting will be on February 6th at 2100UTC, again on Teravus Plaza and will be 15 minutes of organizational discussion followed by a class on basic building.
Lets do it!!
OpenSim Core Developer
Director of OSGrid