Last week was Autodesk University 2011 and it was a great event. This was my 14th AU to attend and 13th AU where I was a speaker (16th if you count that year we did four AU events around the country). There is such great energy at AU and at times during the week it feels like that energy is the only thing keeping you from collapsing in complete exhaustion… which I am doing now.
This year I taught a class on managing Autodesk licenses called, "License and Registration, Please". It covered topics like cascade licensing, Online License Transfer, previous version and how to control your licensing with an options file. Thanks to everyone who attended (and don't forget to fill out your surveys).
My co-blogger, Silvia Menon, taught an excellent class titled, "First Aid for AutoCAD®: Troubleshooting Common Issues". Silvia ran through detailed troubleshooting steps and how to work with Product Support if you have an issue you can't resolve yourself. This was Silvia's first time to attend AU and her first AU as a speaker and she did an outstanding job. If you didn't catch her class, be sure and check it out when it comes online at the AU Web site.
One of the things I always look forward to at AU is getting to hang with AU friends: people that I only see once a year at Autodesk University. After 14 years of attending AU, I've developed so many good friendships with fellow speakers even though I only see them once a year. It was great to see you all again and I look forward to seeing you next year (dave, next year I'm going to sushi, no matter what).
Were you in attendance this year, either live or at one of the virtual AU sessions? Let me know how it was for you?