Personal News: Joining the FRI and panelling at the LA Virtual Worlds Expo August 5, 2008Posted by justincc in opensim, personal.
As some of you may already have read at Shenlei’s blog, I’m going to be leaving IBM next month to join the Fashion Research Institute as their Lead Developer for the Black Dress Technology subsidiary. This is a fantastic opportunity to employ OpenSim as the base platform for a commercial enterprise application. I’m very much looking forward to working with Shenlei, her colleagues and IBM to make BDT’s apparel product design solution a complete success.
On joining the Fashion Research Institute I’ll be continuing to contribute to OpenSim both as a developer and as an enthusiast :). The improvements that we make to the OpenSim platform in the course of developing our application will be contributed back to the open source project.
In other personal news, in the first week of September I’ll be in Los Angeles for the Virtual Worlds 2008 Expo. In fact, I’ll be on a panel discussing open source, interoperable virtual worlds (scroll down right at the bottom of the page) along with Adam Frisby, Mic Bowman and Tish Shute (of UgoTrade fame). Charles Krinke (OpenSim core developer and chief operator of OSGrid) will also be at the expo. If anybody else is in the area and wants to meet up for a chat (and a drink), please feel free to drop me an e-mail – I’d love to hear from you (I must get on those new-fangled social network things one of these days 🙂