This Week in the SolidWorks User Group Network (SWUGN)

Another busy week in the SolidWorks User Group Network, with 13 meetings on the calendar.  Canada gets a special visitor, and meetings in San Diego and New York City mean we're coast-to-coast this week.

DS SolidWorks Certification Specialist Mike Puckett continues to pile up the user group appearances.  This week Mike will be in Eastern Canada presenting on Surfacing and Advanced Mates in Mississauga, Toronto, and Barrie, Ontario.  I don't want to give out any secrets, but I hear that complimentary exam codes…

Ontario SolidWorks User Group
Tuesday, June 11th – 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Western Ontario SolidWorks User Group
Wednesday, June 12th – 5:30pm to 8:30pm

SolidWorks User Group Simcoe
Thursday, June 13th – 5:30pm to 9:00pm

It looks like I'll finally get a chance to visit the SolidWorks User Group of New York City, but not until September.  This week they'll meet without me.

SolidWorks User Group of New York City
Tuesday, June 11th – 6:30pm to 10:00pm

The San Diego SolidWorks User Group will hold it's 198th meeting this week.  DS SolidWorks VP of User Experience and Product Portfolio Management Aaron Kelly and I will be on hand in August for number 200.

San Diego SolidWorks User Group
Wednesday, June 12th – 6:30pm to 9:00pm

I once spent nearly three hours driving around the city of Birmingham, Alabama in between checking out of my hotel and my late evening flight.  Despite some economic hardships over the past decade, its a beautiful little city.  And they have a great SolidWorks User Group.

Central Alabama SolidWorks User Group
Wednesday, June 12th – 6:30pm to 8:30pm

In my quest to visit every SolidWorks User Group, I got a chance to check the St. Croix Valley SolidWorks User Group off the list earlier this year.  66 down, only 159 to go.

St. Croix Valley SolidWorks User Group
Thursday, June 13th – 1:00pm to 4:00pm

 Lenny Kikstra has been around the SolidWorks Community for as long as I can remember.  His "Lennyworks" website has been helping SolidWorks users forever, and he's been running a user group for good long time as well.  Thanks Lenny!!

SolidWorks Milwaukee Area Resource Team (SMART)
Thursday, June 13th – 4:30pm to 9:00pm

Their names are Edson and Edward, but we just call them Ed and Ed.  The annual "Mastercam" meeting is this week.

Connecticut SolidWorks User Group
Thursday, June 13th – 5:30pm to 9:00pm

We had a SWUGN Summit event in Boise once and it was great.  We need to go back someday, but in the meantime, you can enjoy 3 meetings per year from these folks.

Treasure Valley SolidWorks User Group
Thursday, June 13th – 5:30pm to 7:30pm

My first communication with Nicole Walden was when she started a SolidWorks User Group in Florida.  The next thing I heard was that she moved to Houston, where she teamed up with Joe Lance to resurrect HOUSUG.  It was a short time later that she moved again…and started another SolidWorks User Group in Tennessee.  I wonder where she'll go next?

Chattanooga SolidWorks User Group
Thursday, June 13th – 5:30pm to 8:30pm

How can it be that when two groups meeting in the same metro area, they are still 4 hours apart?  When they're in Los Angeles of course…

Mt. San Antonio SolidWorks User Group
Thursday, June 13th – 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Orange County SolidWorks User Group
Thursday, June 13th – 6:30pm to 9:00pm

User groups are a valuable resource to all members of the SolidWorks community. The ability to network with peers and partners helps your company become more productive. Take the time to find your local user group or if there is not one in your area, look into starting your own. To start your own group, visit the SolidWorks User Group Network website at www.swugn.org

 

 

 

Richard Doyle
My official title is Senior User Advocacy & SolidWorks User Groups - but most people just call me "The User Group Guy". I've been a SolidWorks user since 1997, and was one of the founding members of the SWUGN Committee. Since starting the Central Texas SolidWorks User Group in 1999, my career path has led me to DS SolidWorks and a dream job supporting the SolidWorks User Group Network worldwide.
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