Texas Turns Out Strong

Jeff Ray’s Texas tour was a huge hit.  Record attendance in Houston and San Antonio, and a lively crowd in Austin made Jeff feel welcome everywhere he went.

HOUSUG group leader Alan Cegeilski, along with Joe Lance and Santiago Laverde of Halliburton, welcomed Jeff to the area with a very nice tour, and a room full of excited SolidWorks users.  More than 60 attendees made this the largest HOUSUG meeting ever.  The questions from the crowd kept Jeff on stage for more than his allotted time, and we had to blast through the Tips and Tricks Trivia Contest without declaring a winner.  The winners are (all with 13 correct – the tie breaker came in handy):

Santiago Laverde – 1st place
Stewart Walker – 2nd place
Ray Hawkins – 3rd place

Your prizes are on the way guys.

Next stop San Antonio for the SASUG group meeting and another huge crowd.  Group leader Jim Lowery showed off the ITM facility while the BBQ was being set up, and the meeting went off without a hitch.  The Tips and Trick Contest produced a new record – Ricky Gutierrez correctly answered 19 of 21 questions for an astounding 91% score.

Usergroupwall Here’s a (really bad) picture of the SASUG group bulletin board, complete with images of member projects, SolidWorks World badges, and the SASUG logo.

We finished up in Austin with CTSUG, Group Leader Bill Casnovsky, and a room full of familiar faces (I used to lead this group back in the day).  Although not as large as the previous two meetings, this was a tough crowd with some tough questions for Jeff.  Jeff never missed a beat, answering every question enthusiastically.  Special thanks to Rex Jackson of UT-CEM who arranged a very interesting tour of the facility.

The Texas TwoThree-Step tour was a huge success.  Thanks to the group leaders, local resellers, and the group members for making Jeff’s visit a memorable one.

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.
Richard Doyle
Richard Doyle