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I have arrived in Phoenix for SOLIDWORKS World 2015! ¬†In my short time here I’ve already run into some familiar faces. ¬†There are SOLIDWORKS badges and ¬†bags popping up everywhere and the SOLIDWORKS World buzz is starting to fill the air. ¬†One of the best things about attending SOLIDWORKS¬†World for me is catching up with people I’ve met over the 11 years I’ve been attending the conference.
This morning I had breakfast with John Matrishon. ¬†John and Edson Gebo started the “Bacon Brotherhood” at SOLIDWORKS¬†World last year and its still going strong. ¬†I’m not exactly sure how to explain what the bacon brotherhood is but I can tell you how to join. ¬†It’s really simple actually. ¬†Take a photo of bacon and yourself (a bacon selfie if you will) and post the picture on twitter with #baconbrotherhood and #sww15. ¬†It’s that simple. ¬†Once tweeted you will recieve a bacon brotherhood tag to attach to your SOLIDWORKS World badge and an official bacon brotherhood card.
After breakfast I bumped into Todd Blacksher. ¬†Among other things,¬†Todd is a SWUG leader in Nebraska. ¬†For the last couple of years Todd has been making some really cool “keys” that he hands out. ¬†As a special effect, this years key’s spell SWUGN when you place two together. ¬†Nice work Todd.
The pre-conference meet ups have been fun and its going to get better when SOLIDWORKS World 2015 officially kicks off today with the welcome¬†reception at 5:30 in the partner pavilion. ¬†As I write this I wonder what sort of content SOLIDWORKS World 2015 may have in store for us? ¬†Of course there will be the official “stuff” you find on the website and agenda. ¬†The general sessions will contain¬†Keynote speakers, info about the changing of the guard from Bertrand Sicot to Gian Paolo Bassi,¬†customer product and education spotlights, model mania winners, SWUGN awards, a sneak peek at SOLIDWORKS 2016. ¬†These are all things you come to expect from SOLIDWORKS World. ¬†There may be some “surprise” content however and that’s what I’m really talking about here. ¬†I’m purely speculating but these are some things that I think will make a surprise appearance at SOLIDWORKS World 2015:
An update to SOLIDWORKS Mechanical Conceptual. ¬†Its been a year since its release and I’m sure work has been done to the product.
The introduction of SOLIDWORKS Industrial Conceptual. ¬†This product was mentioned at SOLDIWORKS World last year and should be ready for consumption this year.
Something REALLY BIG for SOLIDWORKS 2016. ¬†Of course SOLIDWORKS will be updated for 2016 but I have a feeling we may see some larger than normal updates for 2016.
Richard Doyle with SOLIDWORKS painted fingernails. ¬†This was talked about on Twitter and I’m wondering if Richard will actually show some painted SOLIDWORKS nails.
If you’re here in Phoenix have a great time at SOLIDWORKS World 2015. ¬†If you can’t be at the conference you can watch the live stream.