I was lucky enough to attend two user group meetings this week with SolidWorks CEO Bertrand Sicot. The weather in both Baton Rouge and Houston was pretty much the same…HOT! Temperatures were in the low 90's, while humidity was in the high 90's. Yep – it's summer here in the south.
The first stop was Baton Rouge and the New Orleans/Baton Rouge SolidWorks User Group. The meeting was held at the LIGO facility just outside Livingston, Louisiana and was attended by more than 60 SolidWorks users. We were fascinated by the research that is being done at LIGO, and the staff was genuinely excited about sharing their passion for their work with us.
Bobby Moore and Joe Rowsey did a great job of putting the meeting together, and even though I didn't get to enjoy it, I heard the Jambalaya served for dinner was delicious. Thanks guys!!
Next stop was Houston and a really cool tour of the new Halliburton Technology Center. Our guide Billy Hendricks showed us some pretty amazing oil field technologies and tools used in deep-water drilling rigs around the world. All of us learned something new.
Joe Lance was his usualy dynamic self, and the 80+ SolidWorks users were equally excited to be there and hear Bertrand speak. Bertrand even got to sign a couple of autographs.
Thanks to everyone involved with putting these meetings together, and for coming out and supporting the SolidWorks User Group Network. For more information about SolidWorks User Groups, visit www.swugn.org