I can’t believe I haven’t written about this already. I was there the day Kiff & Dina started laying the foundation for Junkyard U at the western end of JY South. Actually, Junkyard U is a collaboration between Junkyard Blues and New Citizens Inc. (NCI). I think many avs have ended up at NCI portals during the early days in Second Life. NCI provides all kinds of helpful information, freebies and training classes. In short, Kiff & Dina have carved out a welcome area for new residents of Second Life.
If you head south from Junkyard Blues, along the canal with all the shops, you’ll curve west and at the end of the shops and across the drawbridge you’ll find the new area.
At the entrance you are greeted into the Junkyard U Community Campus. /me giggles. There’s directions to the Junkyard Sandbox and information boards.
NCI has a prominent board with landmarks, plus there are many other colleges and universities. I discovered a link to the College of Scripting and decided it’s time to just do this, learn LSL Scripting (more on this soon).
And what’s a university without a classroom. I saw a large class in progress a few weeks back but haven’t been to any yet.
There’s even a small sandbox to work on small projects, or watch other people work on their projects.
This Junkyard U makes a lot of sense to me and another great idea from Kiff & Dina. I know quite a few people who’ve never really gotten into the basics of SL and if this junkyard setting opens doors for more people then all the better. As I noted above, I have been motivated to learn LSL scripting from the ground up. For years I’ve learned LSL by inference and intuition, but now I’m going to walk my way through all 33 of the LSL events and become a practicing SL scripter… seriously.
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