[SLNP] Arch Virtual and Tipodean at the Nonprofit Commons this Friday February 17

Rik Panganiban rik at techsoup.org
Wed Feb 15 10:19:50 PST 2012

Hi All,
We at the *Nonprofit Commons*  <http://nonprofitcommons.org>are delighted
to welcome two innovators in the virtual world space this Friday, February
17, *Jon Brouchoud* of Arch Virtual <http://www.archvirtual.com/>and *Chris
Collins *of Tipodean <http://www.tipodean.com/> Technologies. They will
talk about the cool technologies they have developed to bring virtual
worlds to new audiences and markets, like a senior retirement community and
an Iowa city. Join us for this very interesting conversation about virtual
architecture, customer-created design, and virtual / real cities. That's
this Friday February 17, starting at 8:30am PT at the Nonprofit Commons
*More details....*
*Jon Brouchoud* is owner of Arch Virtual <http://www.archvirtual.com/>,
which specializes in architectural simulations and conceptual development
of realtime 3D environments. Jon has a Master's Degree and more than 10
years of experience working in the architecture and virtual worlds. *Chris
Collins* is the CEO and Founder of Tipodean
a company focused on virtual technologies. Prior to founding Tipodean,
Chris worked at Linden Lab (creator of Second Life), where he co-started
the enterprise team.
They will introduce some of their recent projects, including
Customer-Created Design, where senior citizens were recently able to help
design their own retirement facility using Second Life as a realtime
collaboration tool, as well as Tipodean's 'Converter' technology that can
bring OpenSim content into Unity3D. They will also talk about a new
platform they teamed up to developed, called ArchTech
which transforms buildings, cities and geography into realtime 3D
Rik Panganiban / SL: Rik RielCommunity Manager, Nonprofit Commons
rik at techsoup.org<https://mail.google.com/mail/?view=cm&fs=1&tf=1&to=rik@techsoup.org>
*Nonprofit Commons Meeting*
February 17, 2012, 8:30am PST
Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater
8:30am Introductions8:40am TechSoup Announcements8:45am Mentors Central8:55am
Jon Brouchard, Arch Virtual and Chris Collins, Tipodean9:35am OpenMic/

*Rik Panganiban* | SL Avatar: Rik Riel <https://my.secondlife.com/rik.riel>
rik at techsoup.org
Community Manager, Nonprofit Commons <http://nonprofitcommons.org>
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