Saturday at SolidWorks World

Saturday at SolidWorks World is generally quiet, especially in the morning.  There's still stuff going on (Alpha testing, customer meetings, etc.), but most of that is behind closed doors.

My day started off at breakfast with a VIP, I crashed a meeting between two VIPs that was very enlightening, and had an afternoon meeting with yet another VIP (perhaps the VIP-est).  In between I spent time tweaking the four presentations I will be doing this week (SWUGN Summit, SWUGN Awards, Surfacing session, and the private Group Leader lunch).  Funny, presentations are never done until you actually present them.

I also ran into some good friends – my favorite part of this whole thing we call SolidWorks World:


SWUGN Rep (Canada) Chris White and family


My good friend (and fellow Texan) Joe Lance


SWUGN Rep (Australia) Hal Olguner and Keri Prasky discussing user groups


Casey Gorman, Dan Riffell, and Mike Puckett relaxing


One of my favorite people, Jeff Mirisola after his redeye flight from the Northwest

I'll be a little busier today starting with breakfast with the SWUGN Committee, then over to registration where I will spend most of the day greeting and welcoming SolidWorks users to the show.  I've dubbed myself the "Unoffical SolidWorks World Greeter" for the past few years, and I'm actually assigned the duty now.  It's a job I take seriously, but I also have a lot of fun with it.  I'll be shaking hands, smiling, and taking more pictures – stop by and see me.



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