Thursday, November 29, 2012

Day 2 of AU

Hi everyone. Well today the Infrastructure symposium classes started. The first class was a general class splashing over all the new technology and innovation in visualization, collaboration that was coming out. They introduce a few new software such as Pictometry and Autodesk Fusion 306. Both software was pretty amazing. There were a few others that dealt with imagery. The second class was over land development dealing with small and large scale projects.. Most of the design examples were in Vancouver, Canada.  The third class if I remember right, was over networking. Anyways, here are a few pictures I took that day. Oh yeah on this I ran into the famous Dana Probert and James Wedding. In addition, I also ran into Ian, Kati and Juan that I follow on tweeter. My last class was freshman orientation. There must have been 1,000 members in this a large room. Lynn Allen gave the welcoming speech to us. It was an awesome sight to see that many newcomers. At each table they assign a mentor to provide guidance and helpful types. Luckily for me, I had Rick Ellis at my table. If you don't know who Rick Ellis is, he is the author of A Practical Guide to AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013. This is a great book to have. I have was lucky enough to get my hands on a copy where at AU. Anyways, later the evening I had a chance to hangout with Dana and James from Autodesk. Two people I really look up to. Anyways, I ended up get the first golden "I'm Digging This" shovel that Dana was handing out to those that could find her that night.  Overall the day was pretty amazing.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Day One of AU

The first day at AU is down in the books. So I arrived today in Vegas sometime around 1 pm coming from Dallas. I checked into Mandalay Bay hotel and went straight to my room. I looked outside my window to check out the strip. I unpacked my clothes and headed downstairs to find the AU convention center and also walked around the hotel and ruin in the sites. I then headed back to my room and chilled and relaxed. At 4 o'clock I headed back to the convention center for registration. While I was there I ran into Scott Sheppard from Autodesk Labs. In addition, I ran into one of or resellers from Imaginit. Within 15 minutes I witness several hundred AU members get registered. The rest of the evening I mingled with other AU members from all parts of the US. Anyways, I have attached a few pictures from today's events.