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Entries in las vegas (19)

Monday
Dec022013

AU 2013: Day -1 and the Flight to Las Vegas ...

Jet engine Autodesk University 2013 is at had so what is a traveling man to do? Pack my bags up and hit the shy trails, that's what!

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Tuesday
Nov272012

AU2012: Days –1 and 0 …

People walking Day One has come and gone at Autodesk University and it's been nuts. That's why we are barely getting this posted!

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Friday
May182012

AU 2012: The Proposal Deadline is Nearly Here …

Autodesk University It's already May 18! That means there are just 4 days left for you to get your proposal to speak at Autodesk University 2012 submitted! Still not motivated? Well maybe one of these videos will get you off your lazy butt!

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Wednesday
Nov302011

AU2011: Day One and the Funny Thing that Happened on the way to the Room ...

So what can we really say about Day One of Autodesk University 2011 that hasn't already been said by a thousand other blogs? Oh, there was the moment when people thought our editor was dead! Ha, top that Shaan Hurley! But more about that later, because it was near the end of a very eventful Day One. Then again, every day at AU is an eventful one.

As you can imagine we've been meeting and greeting some great people here in Las Vegas. While the noisy environment and the fact that we forgot the damn transfer cables for the video have delayed our video enterprise, it has not killed it. There will be video content from AU 2011 coming, we promise. And you can trust us because our kung fu isn't just strong, it is mighty!

So the day began with the annual General Session keynote. We have to admit that we walked in late because the AUGI meeting ran a bit long. But both events were well worth the time. The keynote carried a very maker/entrepreneurial theme which just went to support or suspicions that AU 2011 was going to be the year of the inventor/maker. Ok so we were a BIT off on our suspicions of an Inventor WS app, but we were pretty damn close on the overall concept. For that is a win. In fact, that brings the tally to one in a row!

The downside was the exit from the keynote. We want to meet the rocket scientist who decided it was a good idea to shove 8,000 people through three sets of double doors. Really! There was a torrent of CAD geeks, 8k strong, flowing through 24' of opening for about half an hour. At one point we had Black Friday flashbacks!

Still, that was a mild complaint because everything else has been great. We've had great meetings with Autodeskers, attended some fabulously informative sessions, and (for the first time ever) even got to speak in two sessions! That's right, our very own Curt Moreno is now an official, died in the wool, Autodesk University speaker. Now we just have to wait for the feedback to find out if we are blackballed or not ... nah ... it'll be fine.

Later in the evening the exhibit hall opened with the international event and there was food EVERYWHERE. Which is good because there were people everywhere also. Between the TechShop area and the Global eTraining booth, featuring the UNLV Raider Dance Team, it was hard to pick one place to spend your evening. So we went everywhere and did everything. Which leads us to the end of the evening.

It seems that our editor was so tired that he decided to make the long trek back to the hotel room and call it a night. But, being that we are sociable people, the evening couldn't end without saying hi to our favorite Canadians at GeT. That's where Curt decided to sit for a bit. And then lay down on the stage. Then he fell asleep. That's when a small crowd formed trying to decide if he was ok and if they needed to call someone. But it all worked out. And a good night's rest has the Kung Fu Drafter team ready to conquer Day Two.

Hey, it was just an average day at AU ...

- KFD -

Saturday
Nov262011

AU2011: Follow These Rules When Heading to Autodesk University ...

Autodesk University We're backing our bags, checking our lists and getting ready to make a break for AU 2011! If you are doing the same be sure to read our collection of articles to help you get through airport security.

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Thursday
Nov102011

AU2011: Kung Fu Drafter's Beginner's Guide to Autodesk University - Part 2 ...

The recap Autodesk University is less than 18 days away and we are ready are back with Part 2 of our guide for AU n00bs! Check it out and tell a friend.

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Sunday
Nov062011

AU2011: Kung Fu Drafter's Beginner's Guide to Autodesk University - Part 1 ...

The recap Autodesk University is less than 25 days away and we are ready to get our party on. But AU can be a tough time for the first-timer. So we're helping n00bs out with our beginner's guide.

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Wednesday
Jan052011

Gadgets: CES 2011, More Gadgets Than You Can Shake an SDK at ...

Gadgets The holidays have just passed and there is already reason to rejoice in Geekdom. That's right, it's January and that means it is time for CES 2011. We've got a great list of resources to keep our readers up to date with all the gadget happenings that are happening in Las Vegas this week.

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Sunday
Dec192010

AU: The AU Wrap-Up, Finally ...

Wrapped Package It's been a while since Autodesk University 2010 has ended but we still haven't finished our coverage. So now that the dust has settled I've found the time to wrap up my thoughts on the biggest of the CAD social calendar.

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Wednesday
Dec012010

AU Day 1: General Session Keynotes and Notes in General ...

AU 2010 Logo Day One of AU 2010 is over and we have lots to say. But to dind out what we saw and what we thought you must read on!

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