2007-11-14

We're all thinking about university

Yeah, it's Autodesk University time again. Thinking about all of the new classes, the after events, the AUGI (Autodesk User Group International) events, booth and prizes. Even the beta guys are having their own booth this year. I look forward to stopping by to bug all of them and play with their dough.

So, in honor of trying to arrange childcare while both dear hubby and I are at nerd-central for six days and other general distractedness, I'll just offer up some tips and reminisces for AU.

I posted a video slideshow (no music or sound) from last year's Grand Canyon trip, Venetian hotel highlights, conference registration, some classes, one shot of the opening session, the AUGI Annual Meeting and the turnover of the product Wishlists, the AUGI Volunteer appreciation before seeing the Blue Man Group, Lynn Allen and Don McMillan, the showroom floor from left to right... ALL sorts of good stuff.
If you weren't there last year and want to know what to expect... look no further... and yes, that is, in fact, a tiered suite you'll be staying in at the Venetian. (you can also find a few of my photos scattered around in Shaan Hurley's AU2006 collection on Flickr)
Enjoy.

I also posted about arrival and check-in to the hotel and registration for AU, if you'd like to read it here.

And just a quick summary of the survival tips I posted last year...
Wear comfortable shoes
Carry as little as possible with you to class
Take copious notes!
Bring business cards (maybe make personal networking cards)
Stay hydrated! (Grab water and drinks whenever you see them)
Wear comfortable shoes
Go to the AUGI Annual Meeting and Bash afterwards even if you're not a member, it's a good time and you'll find out a lot about what's going on in the world of drafting and design
Sign up for usability studies
Go to the industry parties
Last, and most important, wear comfortable shoes!

So, I look forward to seeing everyone that I've met before and meeting new cool people. Taking more pictures of the cool Vegas architecture and decor.
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