SWUGN Year in Review – June 2009

Top Story
Just over 100 people attend the SWUGN Summit – Happy Valleyin State College, PA.  The amazing thing about this Summit event is how far people travel to attend.  SolidWorks users from Pittsburgh (140 miles),Philadelphia (190 miles), even Rochester, NY (240 miles) make the trek to the home of the Nittany Lions to see the likes of Rich Hall (while vacationing all the way from Alabama), Mike Puckett, and John “Muggs” Ferguson share their knowledge of SolidWorks.  Host Randall Bock makes everyone feel welcome, and smiles for nearly 10 hours.

Honorable Mentions
Several SolidWorks users accidentally find the (not yet public) SolidWorks 2010 beta forums.  Every one of them wants to know when the “What’s New” document will be posted.

My son Stone and several of his baseball teammates film scenes for the movie “Five Time Champion”.  They don’t get to bat, but they do get free pizza.

You didn’t know it yet, but we started testing the new SolidWorks Dicussion Forums.

NTSUG group leader Christie Buresh tries to bribe me with a Chocolate Cake so I’ll fill in for a presenter that has to cancel.  It works!

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