I am busy preparing my presentations for Autodesk University.
In spite of that, I spent the day yesterday taking my SON (significant other's nephew :-) Ben to the Kids at Work event in the Autodesk Neuchâtel offices:
We hosted a bunch of about 16 kids, showed them around the quite large office building and various departments, with explanations and chitchat in both French and English.
The activities included the tour of the facilities, product demos, a visit to the maker lab with 3D printing and laser cutting, hand-on assembly of some laser-cut cardboard components, and of course food and drink.
Ben was especially happy and grateful to Filippo of the IT department for fixing an irritating Windows 10 issue on his laptop – he definitely wants to return again next time :-)
A very worthwhile outing.
Now it's high time to buckle down again.
Here is something interesting to keep all you enthusiastic AEC BIM developers happy in the meantime:
I loved the AEC Hackathon in New York that I participated in last summer.
- R&D in AEC Part I
- Open Source
- Collaboration and Open Source - How the Software Industry's Approach to Open Sourcing Non-Core Technology has Created Innovation — Gareth Price, Ready Set Rocket
- How Open Source Enables Innovation — Mostapha Roudsari and Ana Garcia Puyol, CORE studio Thornton Tomasetti
- Dynamo and Open Source — Matt Jezyk, Autodesk
- Data-Driven Design
- Holly Whyte Meets Big Data: The Quantified Community as Computational Urban Design — Constantine Kontokosta, NYU Center for Urban Science + Progress (CUSP)
- Data-Driven Design and the Mainstream — Nathan Miller, Proving Ground
- The Biggest IoT Opportunity In Buildings Is Closer Than You Think — Josh Wentz, Lucid
- R&D in AEC Part II
- Capturing Building Data – From 3D Scanning to Performance Prediction — Dan Reynolds and Justin Nardone, CORE studio Thornton Tomasetti
- Data-Driven Design — Luc Wilson, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates PC
- Cellular Fabrication of Building Scale Assemblies Using Freeform Additive Manufacturing — Platt Boyd, Branch Technology
Here is the complete AEC Technology Symposium 2015 YouTube playlist.
You can also check out the submissions on the AEC Technology Hackathon 2015 DevPost.