So far it’s been a great few days in Montreal at this year’s Autodesk Tech Summit. The event just keeps getting bigger: we’re now up to 750 attendees over a 3-day conference with around 150 speakers.
I spoke on the first day about using the View & Data API to enable VR – something I’ll be talking about again at the Forge DevCon, for external attendees. I’m happy with how the session went – it was a fun crowd. Here’s a selfie posted by a couple of people who came along…
The rest of the day was spent in other people’s sessions, whether on Generative Design, micro-service architectures or mobile rendering engines. All very interesting and worthwhile.
The second day of the conference was spent at the IoT Hackday, which my team hosted. I’d put together a simple custom Dynamo node that connects Dynamo Studio to our IoT back-end (I talked about this last week), so I spent some time demoing that and supporting people integrating it into their projects. It was gratifying to see a number of the teams using it – including “Mr. Dynamo” himself, Ian Keough.
There were some great projects: many used Node-RED on the front-end to trigger actions based on the sensor data streaming in via a Raspberry Pi, feeding our back-end with historical data that could be picked up and used in a geometric Dynamo model. And do important things as send messages to Slack, of course.
We’re now entering the third day. I’ll be back attending technical sessions again, today, before spending the day tomorrow at Autodesk Montreal.