SWUGN Year in Review – May 2009

Top Story
COSUG leader and SolidWorks user Kelly Frazier passes the patent bar exam and becomes a Registered Patent Agent.  The license allows Kelly to practice patent law before the USPTO.  It also gives her company (THNKtions, LLC) a leg up on the competition.  Business owner, SolidWorks User, User Group Leader, and now Lawyer.  Way to go Kelly!

Honorable Mentions
Randall Bock orders LOTS of food for the upcoming SWUGN Summit – Happy Valley.  What he doesn't know at the time is that people will be really hungry, and the food doesn't last.  Several of us make up for it with all-you-can-eat ribs at Damon's following the event.

SolidWorks CEO Jeff Ray starts making plans to attend June user group meetings in Southern California.  Lots of people are anxious to get some of Jeff's time.  15 minutes and 127 emails later, he's booked solid.

Atlanta finally gets a SWUGN Technical Summit event.  Atlanta Area SolidWorks User Group leader Tom Ellis is pleased, although nearly 25% of the attendees live outside of Georgia.

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