I’m nearing the end of my trip to Toronto: our annual internal Technical Summit was a great success – there were 500 attendees, this year, and as always is a really good opportunity to find out about other parts of the organisation and to meet new people – and today I’ve been hanging out at a specially hosted open house at Autodesk’s King Street office.
They had a special photo booth where you had your picture taken and pixelised into a low-res monochrome representation which was then used to feed a set of water-filled tubes with bubbles for the pixels.
It wasn’t always very clear in the room, but came out pretty well if you took snaps using your mobile phone:
So far today’s open house has been great: various Toronto-based teams – such as the Alias, Maya, PLM 360 and Autodesk Research teams, to name a few – have set up booths and shown people the work they’re doing.
There was even an opportunity to have your picture taken holding an actual Oscar, an “Academy Award of Merit” Autodesk received in 2002 for the Maya product.
That’s it from me, for this week: next week I’ll be back digging into some more technical issues.