I’m so close to SolidWorks World 2010, I can almost smell the enormous influx of SolidWorks geekery blanketing the So Cal city of Anaheim over the next week.
This is going to be my 4th SolidWorks World, with an unexplainable gap between thoroughly enjoying the very first SWW out in Palm Springs and the last three in San Diego, Orlando and now, Anaheim.
This is the 2010 SolidWorks event. You’d think there would be some high expectations coming with that, and there are (from my perspective.) For one, this is their first event of the new decade and after going through the last decade, there are a lot of unanswered questions users want some answers to. Questions about translation, performance and compatibility that have been around since the turn of the century. I (want to) have the feeling that SolidWorks World 2010 sets the answers to those technological challenges in motion, if not completely pounding them into a attendee silencing jaw-drop at the final general session (and new product announcement) Wednesday morning.
In the meantime, we’ll be chock full of anticipation and free beverages, wandering the bustling hallways of the Anaheim convention center, bumping into as many SolidWorks users as possible, giving out free SolidSmack sticker (ask me for one if you’re here!) and trying our hardest to find out what your future of designing in SolidWorks is going to entail.
Some goals I have:
- Get more info on new products at Partner Pavilion
- Question DriveWorks on future of automation
- Talk 3D Print tech with HP/Z-corp/Solido/Stratasys
- Port Security setting for Cloud-based file serving
Photo of Matthew West (SolidWorks Social Media Extraordinaire) making the rock fist
- Photo of Al Dean (Editor Develop3D) jumping
- Video if Brad Peebler (CEO Luxology) freestyling (audio at the very least)
- Meet/Photograph Twitter peeps
- Punches (not in the face) from all the bloggers attending
- Hi-fives to everyone I meet wearing a tie
As you see, I’ve planned for the slow deterioration in mental capacity over the next 4.5 days. By the end I’ll be a pool of twitching mush and single syllable words.
Get on tha Twitter
You’ll want to follow the #SWW10 Twitter stream too. Things happen there faster than on any blog
The interesting Twitter updates so far: