As some of you may know, I’ve been working on OpenSimulator for almost 6 years now, both on basic features such as OpenSimulator archives, avatars and regions, and in fixing bugs in practically all areas of the system. I’ve also worked on grid scaling, performance, management and integration with external systems.
I’ve done this in combination with performing OpenSimulator-related consulting work for various organizations. Though some of these have been large companies such as Intel, I’ve also worked with a number of research labs and educational organizations. For instance, I’ve worked with Sandia National Laboratories on a persistent multi-user experimental game involving water resource usage in the Rio Grande. I’ve worked with McMaster University and Chester County Intermediate Unit on performance analysis and enhancement of their OpenSimulator installations. I’ve also worked with a few funded educational startups, such as a company which brings English language learning to children in China.
I’m now available for new work. So if anybody is potentially interested in OpenSimulator-related consulting from myself, whether that’s code development, installation scaling and enhancement or strategic advice, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Please see my “hire me” page for more details and my resume.
Alternatively, if you would like to sponsor me directly to continue improving the OpenSimulator codebase, I’ve decided to start experimenting with Gittip. This is a platform by which people can make regular small donations to sustain an individual’s work. Please see the separate blog post for more details.