AU 2012


Out in Vegas this week for AU. Keynote session about to kick off

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Stardate 2010-12-10-1143 – Diary of an AU Professional


My oldest daughter, let’s call her L, is a voracious 3rd grade reader. We often spend some time each weekend at Barnes & Noble looking for a new book to buy.  By the way, when did we stop going to the public library? Anyway…

One of her favorites is the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series. She’s dying to get the do it yourself version. Yeah, a blank diary that’s simply got the look and feel of the book with some prodding from the author on how to begin journaling.

Not to be outdone though, is her younger 1st grade sister, named K, She quickly will grab any book she can find to prove she can read as well if not better than L. (Since Dana took all the great Civil 3D names, I thought I’d go the Men in Black route  :-) )

Apart from the cute nature of children, why does this have any relevance to AU2010?

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Stardate 2010-11-29-1050


So, here’s the story. This blog is purely driven by my desire to capture and share what I learn as a Civil Engineer in the business of Land Development.  Recently, busy has been an understatement so posts have been fewer than I would like.  Not to worry, I have 5 posts in the works not to mention posts that will come out of this week at AU.

Today’s events take me to an afternoon of media events to promote and educate about Autodesk and the University event it is staging (I think).  And that includes me why? Someone, somewhere at Autodesk decided that blogger’s are important to spreading the word.  I would have to agree. Even my little corner of the blogosphere still brings in around 2,000 hits a month, staggering I know!

Tuesday through Thursday will lead me to assist in a couple Lab sessions and attend several lectures. Additionally, Autodesk certification exams are free at AU so hoping that I can at least renew those I obtained from last year and maybe pass one or two more for other applications….  we’ll see.

With that, registration is about to start for the media events…  wish me luck!  I think we even get a chance to ask Carl Bass questions.  If you have something you’d like me to ask that will ACTUALLY get a response, hit me up on twitter, @kspear (yeah, i know. i like to keep it simple). Make sure to use the hash tag #au2010.

 

Till my next post… have a great day!

Autodesk University 2010 is here!


Landed yesterday in Las Vegas to attend Media events throughout today.  The actual event begins tomorrow in earnest and by all signs, it should prove to be a great time.  A few snapshots of what greets you when you wonder into the convention center….

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autodesk university 2009


Wow, just realized its been about 2 weeks since last post.  My apologies – that said, a few quick words about AU 2009…

I’m headed to AU 2009 out in quaint Las Vegas, NV. You know where the sun never sets?  At least that’s my impresssion cause i never go outside to find out!

What’s AU? I big conference / networking / training event for all autodesk based products. Lots to see and do no doubt.  Looking forward to picking up tidbits here and there. But mostly looking forward to seeing folks i know only from newsgroups or other blogs. This year – it’s held from tuesday to thursday, 8am to 6:30 pm Pacific. So you east coaster peeps can still catch the afternoon and evening sessions and NOT miss work using AU virtual!

What’s AU Virtual? If you’re firm is on subscription, you can tap into that way (premier pass for free). If not, i have 4 premier passes i can hand out…..

Otherewise, here’s the fine print:

  Free and Premier Passes for AU Virtual

  • Free Pass – Available to anyone
    This pass offers access to all product clinics and up to two virtual classes with live interactive Q&A. Plus, you get a wealth of content including real-time viewing of keynotes, industry news, interviews, a technology showcase, and more. Add in access to the AU Online community and you’ve got terrific value for just signing up.
  • Premier Pass – Full access for only US$99
    Get everything included in the Free Pass plus 50+ select classes with Q&A streamed live from Las Vegas. And, after the event, learn at your own pace with 350+ on-demand classes from AU 2009. That’s more than 400 hours of professional training at your fingertips.

Note: The Premier Pass is available at no charge to Autodesk Subscription customers. Plus, everyone who registers for AU 2009—the physical event—receives four (4) complimentary Premier Passes to share with colleagues.

Let me know if you’re interested!

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