So rumor has it I've been "blogged". I'm so excited about this opportunity to chat with all of you on a regular basis, post my presentations to help you learn more Tips and Tricks, and inform you as to my speaking schedule (perhaps we can meet?). Please don't leave this as one-way communication - I'd love to hear from you as well!
Autodesk University is just about upon us! With less than a week to go, we are all running around putting the finishing touches on what is sure to be the best AU yet! With registration well over 4000 attendees, and the Las Vegas MGM all booked up I expect the classes and events will be packed full of enthusiastic users! For more information on Autodesk University, visit www.autodesk.com/au.
Last month I had the great opportunity of spending over two weeks in Asia presenting AutoCAD 2005 and Autodesk Inventor. My first stop was at the AUG-JP (Autodesk User Group Japan), in Tokyo where I presented the new features in AutoCAD 2005 using the Japanese software on a Japanese keyboard - yikes! Yoshi Honda, AUGI Board member (and all around awesome guy) attended the meeting representing AUGI and worked to develop a great relationship between the two organizations. The User Group was also kind enough to take us both on a day of great site-seeing including the Yokohama Ferry Terminal, the signature image for AutoCAD 2005. We are all went to the exact location where the image was shot and got our picture taken.
Japan was followed by 3 cities in India, Singapore and Malaysia…what a whirlwind! India is the hardest country for me to travel around, but the users were fantastic. I'm still trying to forget about the terrible case of food poisoning that landed in me in the hospital - ahhhhh the glamorous life I lead!
This week I spoke at a very exciting event at the Museum of Natural History in San Diego - wow! How often do you get to say you presented alongside a Brontosaurus! The audience of 300 was fantastic and very enthusiastic (I didn't count the dinosaurs).
I wish you all a fantastic Thanksgiving!