‘Twas the week before AU, when all around the globe,
developers began coding, into Forge did they probe.
Before Autodesk University kicks off, next week, our Developer Advocacy and Support team is running the inaugural Forge Hackathon. I talked about this event a month ago: hopefully some of you saw that and decided to sign up.
By all accounts it’s well subscribed, either way: I see 45 team channels in Slack, and people have started talking about their various hacks.
We started today with an introduction for Asia and Europe. Cyrille Fauvel kicked things off and introduced – among other things – the prize categories for the week’s event:
Next Adam Nagy introduced the various Forge tutorials and training resources that are available to contestants (and anyone!):
Petr Broz then talked about the Model Derivative API and the Viewer, including a particular focus on one of my favourite topics – using Forge to develop digital twins:
After this Madhukar Moogala talked about Design Automation APIs and then Zhong Wu talked about the APIs available for BIM 360. (Unfortunately I had another meeting to join, so couldn’t stay for these last two sessions.)
Something I mentioned on Twitter, but felt it’s worth repeating here, is that if there are teams focused on developing digital twins using Forge, please feel free to reach out: I’d be happy to share my experiences from working on Project Dasher, and answer any questions you might have about it. I’m on the shared Slack instance, so just let me know!
I’m looking forward to seeing the results of this Hackathon: the winning projects will be showcased next week during a special AU session, which will give some (no doubt well-deserved) recognition to the winning teams.