My last trip before the holidays was an Autodesk University Extension event in Dubai - and what a way to end the Autodesk year! I have spent a fair amount of time in the Middle East in my early AutoCAD days - and it's funny how I felt right back at home in no time.
Of course the fantastic, enthusiastic AUx attendees had everything to do with that! Check out this short video on AUx Dubai.
I offered up three presentations - the keynote on Autodesk 360 and embracing The Cloud, A BIM presentation and of course an AutoCAD presentation. The attendees were truly the highlight for me though.
Although there were many involved in making this the great day of learning that it was - a personal thanks goes out to Sajan Sadiq of OMNIX International who tirelessly worked on the event. And to Dr. Jayant Deshpande who was also a driving force (and host) for AUx Dubai.
Miikka Arala (below) of Autodesk was instrumental behind the two AU extensions I attended - and these were truly events well done! Hopefully you'll find an AU extension coming to a neighborhood near you! (After all - not everyone can make it all the way to Las Vegas to attend an AU).
When I showed up for my keynote - the nicest young man presented me with a bouquet of flowers (talk about a great way to kick the event off!). Louis - a million thanks to you!