Well I just got back from the offsite event at the Las Vegas Speedway. Im not sure how they pulled it off, but the bused 2500 people over to the speedway!! It took 50 dedicated buses, plus 20 more buses for inner venue transportation. I took the oppurtunity to try out the drag racing. I got to drive a audi A4 down the strip at a modest time of15.30 at 93mph. I lost the drag race, but it was a good time. The event itself was pretty good. There was plenty of food, drinks, desert, and lots of games. By the time 7:00 rolled around, the lines for all the other activities were quite long, and growing. I heard rumors of the total price tag for the event, and lets just say it in the six figures!!!
I was able to meet a few local users and invite them to our usergroup meeting on Feb 9th, and also got to meet quite a few Solidworks employees, including CEO John Mc Eleney. They are very friendly people, and always willing to talk shop.
My afternoon session was: "Misc Debris, the next level of SW tips and Tricks." The sessions was presented by Matt Lombard, and his popularity as a speaker and his topics was evident in the standing room only crowd. The only let down was that he had a 1 hour slot, and he could have easily taken 2 hours. I gained a few pointers from the presentation, as well did lots of other people. If you ever get a chance to attend one of his sessions, I would highly recomend it.
Tomorrow is the 4th and final day, and the morning general session is where we will see SW 2007!!! I was told not to miss it, so im hoping for some good results. I will post all the details after lunch tomorrow.
Viva Las Vegas!!!