Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Zion National Park

While at AU, I awoke one morning at 4am, picked up a friend, rented a car at the airport and drove 3 hours to see a remarkable place, Zion National Park. Once in the park, despite the 36 degree F (2C) temperatures, we put the top down on the convertable and were treated to one of the greatest shows of natural beauty. Here are a few of my pictures:

Monday, December 03, 2007

Autodesk University 2007

Autodesk University 2007 is now in the history books.

For the first time that I have attended AU, I was not there as a speaker but as an external member of the Autodesk Learning group. This was the first year I actually was able to attend more than one or two seminars. The seminars I attended were great, 2 on ACA, 1 on Revit (delivered by a former student of mine) and one on REAL lighting in Autodesk VIZ.

The seminars are one thing, but it has always been the networking to be the most valuable aspect of the show for me. My first show in Chicago, led to me being invited to participate in the then Kinetix Training Specialist Program, and eventually a job at discreet. In our virtual work world, this year I met people I have worked with over the last year but have never seen face to face. I also reconnect with others who I have not seen since the last trade show or for many years.

Honestly, I don't know what else to say about this show; it gets bigger every year; the organization is fantastic, the seminars invaluable, and the people you meet, as the ad would say, priceless.