Starting this week 9/27/17:
 
430pm ET every Wednesday, Open Door Hour at
https://infinitemetaverse.org/join-us/on-the-grid-ima-outpost-alpha
(Browser based web-worldz containing the opensim export of the IMA Outpost Alpha cabin optimized for Google Chrome but works also with Mozilla Firefox - follow instructions on the page please) Stop by for a chat or a voice conversation with the M&M's! No need for a viewer. you can try it below anytime.
 
6 pm ET 3rd Wednesday of each month, IMA Monthly Status meeting open to the public at
hypergrid.org:8002:IMA Outpost Beta
 
Three Weekly Q&A Meetings in the same rotation every Friday
(See calendar below for details on HG locations)
930 am ET
1 pm ET
830 pm ET
This is being done to provide an opportunity for anyone to attend the weekly meetings regardless of shift worked or time zone.
 
2 pm ET every Friday, IMA Test Hour at
hypergrid.org:8002:IMA Outpost Alpha
(We may travel to other locations for testing. If you have something you want on the test schedule, let us know!)
 
If you subscribe to the Google IMA Events Calendar, it will convert the time zones for you and optionally send you reminders.
https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.&ctz=America/New_York&pli=1
 

What is Infinite Metaverse Alliance (IMA) all about? IMA brings people together, from developers to end users, to get things done!

We do this by providing resources and opportunities for everyone in the virtual world community to help advance technologies we all love. Congratulations to the development teams for their recent activities and releases! We see some ways we can all work together. Let's expand the conversation!

Currently, we have 49 Public Working Groups. Of those, sixteen are active, fourteen are forming, and eighteen are planned that may form when other working group projects are completed. To reduce complexity for each group, most have a narrow focus but have intersections with other working groups. Using our Project Management site helps us get things done while archiving the work by design.

Overall, there are intersections, shown in the image below, within virtual world activities via Science, Technology, and Innovation that are all centered around community. So we formed three branches that reflect the very same focus. The largest of these branches will be the Working Group (WG) Branch supported by the R&D Branches. Now that many of the resources working groups need are in place, we are putting out a general call for participation!

 

Based on suggestions from the members, we have created a new mailing list that anyone can join. We hope this convenience will be helpful in keeping people in the loop outside of virtual worlds!

You can join the mailing list by visiting this page. If you have any difficulty, please let us know.

http://infinitemetaverse.com/join-us/signup-for-the-mailing-list

We are midway through 2017 with growing interest in IMA! Thank you to all those participating and to those joining us in our mission to help advance the virtual world technology we all love. We created the IMA Google calendar because it is easy for the general community to use and so working group leaders can add their meetings to the same calendar. If you need access as a working group leader, please send email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get added.

We held another monthly meeting for the Advisory Board expanded to include the Director's Council. If you would like to join the council please send email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so we can get you on board! We will be changing the monthly meeting date and time based on feedback from those who have schedule conflicts.

 

Meanwhile, for the folks that missed the meeting, thanks to Marcus Llewellyn, we have yet another recording of our meetings on our YouTube channel. Google's transcription for closed captioning should catch up soon so the cc works. You can view it at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iTSlCDr1XY