Last Thursday registration opened for the latest edition of Autodesk University and its pre-conference events, Forge DevCon and Connect & Construct. I’ve just gone ahead and registered: I’ll arrive in Las Vegas on Saturday November 10th (to give myself a fighting chance of handling my jetlag before things kick off properly on Monday the 12th) and head home on the Thursday evening.
My classes, this year, fall during the pre-conference and the first day of AU proper, which is nice, especially as it means you won’t need a full AU pass to attend (you can find pricing of Monday passes and Monday + Tuesday passes here). You can details about the classes on the AU site. My pre-conference session is actually part of “Connect & Construct”, but as this is being organised in conjunction with the Forge DevCon, a ticket for the DevCon will also let you attend this session, too.
There are a lot of other great classes scheduled, this year: I know this as I’ve been helping curate content for the “complementary technologies” track of this year’s DevCon. One of the classes I helped select – and one that looks really interesting – is by Lauren Vasey, a research associate at the University of Stuttgart’s Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD). Lauren’s project has just been featured on Redshift, which is very cool: they’re working to rethink how construction of the future might combine technologies such as Augmented Reality, IoT, generative design and robotic fabrication. And they’re leveraging Forge to do so. Great stuff!