Mile High Energy

There was something a little different about yesterday's SWUGN Summit – Denver. 

It started at the opening session when the entire crowd voted unanimously to change the agenda for the day.  It continued when we abandoned one of the smaller breakout rooms because we couldn't fit all 85 people that wanted to see Stephen Combs' drawings session. The "tag team" tips and tricks session to end the day was a bit unusual as well.

I don't know why, but this crowd just seemed happy.  There were smiling faces throughout the day, genuine laughter in some of the sessions, and a general sense that everyone was just really glad to be there.  Maybe it was the weather (beautiful), maybe it was the presenter lineup, maybe it's just Coloradans in general.  Whatever the reason, it was a pleasure to share in it.

In addition to the regular lineup, there were a couple of new sessions in Denver.  Kelly Frazier did a great job running through nearly all of the SolidWorks System Options, and Dan Riffel's "All Things Threads" got high marks.  I think you're going to be able to see both of these sessions at SolidWorks World 2010.

It's always great to hang out with the folks from COSUG.  Thanks to Paul Larsen and Cathy Ross for helping out with logistics, and who would pass up a chance to hang out with Gerald Davis given the opportunity.

A big thumbs up to Jeff Mowry also.  Jeff drove nearly four hours from the mountains to attend the event, and even hung around afterward to spend some time with the COSUG crew.  It was nice to meet him in person after following his wisdom and commentary on various forums and blogs.

It was another great Summit event in another great city.

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