Into the Darkness

Fall Back!

This weekend marks the end of Daylight Savings Time, and in the US, most of us will be setting our clocks back an hour.  I don’t like the dark very much, but I’m not afraid of it – just apprehensive.

Thankfully, I’ve got the SOLIDWORKS User Group Network to get me through until March of 2015.

November kicks off with a busy trip to North Texas and Oklahoma.  I’ll be visiting four SOLIDWORKS User Groups next week along with Suchit Jain, VP of Strategy and User Advocacy.

North Texas/Fort Worth SOLIDWORKS User Group(s)
This is a combined meeting of the North Texas SOLIDWORKS User Group and the Fort Worth SOLIDWORKS User Group.  We’ll also be introducing new leadership for the FWSWUG – please welcome Craig Gilbreath to SWUGN!

Red River SOLIDWORKS User Group
The Red River SOLIDWORKS User Group was formed by Lee Brown in Duncan back in July of 2013 to save a few Oklahoma SOLIDWORKS users the drive to Edmond/Oklahoma City.  This will be the earliest meeting I’ve ever attended, starting at 11:00am.  That’s actually a good thing, because….

Oklahoma City SOLIDWORKS User Group
The second user group meeting of the day will be with the Oklahoma City SOLIDWORKS User Group and new group leader Brian Molsbee.  This is Brian’s first meeting as group leader, and I’m looking forward to meeting him in person.

Tulsa SOLIDWORKS User Group
The Tulsa SOLIDWORKS User Group is the only group that I know of that regularly meets on Friday evenings.  Group leader Patrick O’Hern was gracious enough to switch to a Thursday to accommodate our schedule.

Back in September, I sent Graham Rae and Vajrang Parvate on a “four meetings in four days swing”, but this time it’s four meetings in three days.  It’ll be very busy, and there will be lots of driving in-between, but we really look forward to seeing and talking with SOLIDWORKS users in both states.  Hope to see some of you there.

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