- It's time for a change – Forge and Cloud
- Forge Accelerator in Barcelona
- The Block Research Group at ETHZ
Now, after more than 20 years, the time has come to change the name of our team, ADN, the Autodesk Developer Network.
The team that Jim and I and all my colleagues are part of, supporting Autodesk partner developers and their programming efforts, is now the
That makes me a Forge Evangelist, Forge Engineer and Forge Consultant.
This is a clear bold statement to all our partners – the future is on the cloud.
We obviously continue happily helping with our desktop APIs, such as the Revit API, and the move of our ecosystem to the cloud is obviously going to take a number of years.
The ADN Program continues onward, desktop centric, for developers working with Autodesk desktop platforms, while the new cloud centric Forge Program is available for developers working with our cloud services.
We have a clear vision of the way forward with a stronger focus on evangelism than product support.
Following up on the success of the previous cloud accelerator classes, we are delighted to announce our next one-week intensive Cloud and Forge Accelerator taking place in Europe in Barcelona May 16-20, 2016.
For more information and to apply to participate, please go to
We are hosting it in the beautiful Autodesk seafront office in the centre of town:
The office building is quite interesting as well:
If your application is accepted, you will be invited to spend the week with us in our office working on your own projects making use of Forge APIs, with direct interactive help from the Forge Partner Development team. The Autodesk Forge APIs include the View and Data, BIM 360, AutoCAD I/O, Autodesk InfraWorks 360, RecCap Photo and Fusion 360 APIs.
This is a great opportunity to accelerate your development with face-to-face advice and support from Autodesk cloud technology experts.
To learn more about the benefits of this program, hear first-hand from participants in the previous events, on how they benefited by attending, watch the videos.
I will be attending and would love to meet and work with you there!
Good luck with your application!
I spent Tuesday morning together with Philipp Mueller, Autodesk Education team, Peter Schlipf, Forge Partner Development team and Kean Walmsley visiting a exciting architectural research group at the technical university ETH in Zurich, ETHZ:
The Block Research Group around Prof. Dr. Philippe Block specialises on analysis of masonry structures, graphical analysis and design methods, computational form finding and structural design, discrete element assemblies, and fabrication and construction technologies.
Kean described our meeting in more depth talking about the visit to the Block Research Group, including some pictures of the exciting experiments and prototypes being worked on in the research lab.
Here is Philippe in discussion with Kean, and Dr. Tom Van Mele happily plugging away in the background: