Meet Jeff Ray and Joe Nebolon in San Diego

If you're reading this blog, there's a better than average chance you're a SolidWorks user, and thus there is decent chance that you know who Jeff Ray is.  I suspect that not many of you have heard of Joe Nebolon though.

On October of 1996, Joe Nebolon hosted the first meeting of the San Diego SolidWorks User Group – at the time one of only a couple SolidWorks User Groups even in existence.  Soon after, Phil Sluder (now there's a name you'll recognize) took over leadership of the group.  Since that first meeting, the San Diego SolidWorks User Group has met monthly for a whopping total of – 149 MEETINGS!!

On June 17th, SolidWorks CEO Jeff Ray will join Phil and Joe to help celebrate the group's 150th meeting – an incredible milestone.  A huge turnout is expected, but there's plenty of room for all at the group's new meeting facility.

So thanks to Joe for getting it all started, and congratulations to Phil for keeping things going for more than 11 years now.  And thanks to all of the SolidWorks users that have attended the meetings since that very first one. 

I'm sure we'll someday be talking about SDSUG's 300th meeting, and I've got a feeling that Phil's name will still be part of the equation.

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