The planned HIE expo is moving... dates!
Originally scheduled for March 24 and 25, several of our participants have some technical difficulties and real world commitments that make the date in March inconvenient.
So to make life easier for all, the event has been moved to September 29 and 30.
We already have 8 speakers in 5 languages set to present interesting talks on topics including:
Music in opensim,
Big Art, art exhibitions and artistic performances,
the making of Animations,
a new proposal for sharing information across opensim,
an update on the new browser based idea for opensim.
Is German, French, Portuguese, Italian or Spanish your first language?
Do you want to be a part of the event in September?
Go to the Home Page on this website, click the button for your language, read the instructions, and apply today!
As you will have seen on Social Media, the deadline to apply for the next HIE EXPO is February 20
Please apply soon to be part of the event!
The application form is on the Presenters pages - go to our Home Page, click on the button representing your language, there is a form in each of our languages, please read the Rules and FAQ and scroll to the bottom of the page to find it
We're very excited to add Portuguese to the language 'menu' of the upcoming edition of HIE in March.
Thanks to Azi Az of OSGrid we have a complete page in that language for would-be presenters, so Portuguese speakers can see the requirements and practical information about the event in their own language. We hope this will bring to our event people from both Portugal and of course Brazil, home to so many grids. The language barrier often makes it hard for us to know and work with people from other parts of the world, perhaps this will be an opportunity for us to put another crack in that wall!
The home page of the HIE blog has a new feature - language buttons.
Since the Expo is aimed at non-native English speakers, it seems helpful that people can read the rules and instructions for presenting at the event in their own languages.
Thanks to the help and hard work of Dabici Straulino, Xirana Oximoxi, Lux Tergeste, Tosha Tyran, and Azi Az, soon the site will have complete pages in five languages, French, Spanish, Italian, German and Portuguese.
The Presenters page tells you practical information, a code of conduct, and the initial application form for speakers.
Not all pages are online yet, but over the next week, you should be able to find all the language pages available by clicking the buttons on both the Home page and the presenters page.
This should help make the Expo more accessible to the people we want to hear from - you!
The first HIE event drew in a great deal of interest from around the world,from as far away as Central and South America, Japan; as far north as Sweden all the way down to South Africa.
The event is designed with non-native English speakers in mind.
Each day began at 9am PST, 6pm CET. There were two session on each day, each session lasting between two to three hours with a one hour break. It was an opportunity to meet people from other nations, other grids, and other disciplines, to learn about projects going on in public and private worlds, and to glimpse the creativity and resourcefulness of our fellow Opensim residents.
It was a great way for us to test the concept of HIE and to see how we can improve and expand on the original idea. Thanks to all for their contribution, patience, and feedback.
Now's the time to begin planning for our next event!