SWW Speaker Spotlight – John "Muggs" Ferguson

It happens sometimes, a confirmed SolidWorks World  speaker has to cancel for one reason or another.  When it occurs, the call goes out to SolidWorks experts to help fill the slot.

One such call this year went out to John "Muggs" Ferguson, a recognized SolidWorks expert and all around good guy.  Muggs offered to fill in and share his knowledge of SolidWorks surfacing with the attendees.

For the record, I've never seen one of Muggs' presentations.  I wouldn't hesitate for a moment to recommend it though.  I have seen his thoughtful responses to surfacing questions on the SolidWorks discussion forums, and I've had the occasion to meet him several times.  I know he is also quite active on other community sites.  When surfacing questions come up, Muggs is one of the first people that SolidWorks users turn to.

This will be Muggs' fourth SolidWorks World conference, and he's learned a lot about planning ahead for the show, and navigating his way around once he's there.  Last year as registration opened, Muggs penned "The SolidWorks World Survival Guide" and has graciously offered to share it with all attendees.  It's a great guide, especially for the first-timer.  You can read and/or download it at the SWUGN website (bottom of the page).  As if the presentation and the Survival Guide weren't enough, Muggs has also recorded a SWW podcast that can be heard here.

Even if you don't get a chance to see Muggs' session, make it a point to meet him at SolidWorks World.  He's a great guy, and fun to be around.

Using Surfaces in the Real World
Monday, February 10th – 4:30pm to 6:00pm

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