I’ve been involved at some level in Autodesk’s annual Developer Days tours for as long as they’ve been happening (at least in a coordinated, worldwide fashion), although for the last few years it’s been purely as an attendee (and last year only in Las Vegas). This is the first year I can remember the event being publicised more broadly than to our existing ADN members: many non-ADN (or ADN Open) members may not realise that this tour is a benefit available to Standard and Professional members, so we’re helping spread the word.
DevDays is a great way to get a sense of what technology is coming from Autodesk, something that’s valuable even for Autodesk employees: the ADN team does a great job of synthesising what’s coming from our various product groups – a challenging task for lots of reasons (the timing of the event relative to development schedules, the volume of information to summarise and present within a limited amount of time, the difficulty of creating demo apps on pre-Alpha software, etc.).
Here’s some information on this year’s tour from the ADN team – I’ll carry on writing below it, in case.
Where Desktop meets the Cloud
Got great ideas for cloud and mobile apps? Want to learn where Autodesk is taking the convergence of desktop computing and cloud technology?
If you’re an innovator developing on Autodesk platform technology and have not yet attended an Autodesk Developer Network Conference join us for a deep dive as we take an in-depth look at Autodesk’s newest technologies and the next generation of products coming in 2014. The Autodesk Developer Network is holding its annual, worldwide Developer Day Conference and DevLab in cities around the world from November 2013 through February 2014.
Called Autodesk DevDays 2013, the theme for this year’s event is rEvolution – Where Desktop meets the Cloud. Come and learn about upcoming releases of several new web service APIs from Autodesk. You’ll see how these new web services extend the power of the desktop: delivering easy collaboration, limitless compute power and big data – and are platforms that can deliver the same to you and your customers. It’s an opportunity to learn about a range of “360 based” web service APIs delivering you Cloud based platforms for a number of industries - Manufacturing, AEC, Infrastructure and more. And, we will of course also cover what’s new in the next releases of our desktop products (AutoCAD®, Autodesk® Revit®, Autodesk® Inventor®, AutoCAD® Civil 3D® and so on)!
Note that material at Developer Days is forward-looking and highly confidential so ADN membership is required. Maybe you are using ADN Open and forums and would like to attend DevDays? Visit www.autodesk.com/joinadn or send an email to your local ADN representative and let’s talk. We like to hear from — and help — interested parties, innovators and companies just getting started.
Below are the dates for this year’s tour. For a more detailed agenda and to register your interest in attending a specific event, head on over to the registration page.
November 7, 2013 – Developer Day, Beijing, China
November 8, 2013 – DevLab, Beijing, China
November 11, 2013 – Developer Day, Shanghai, China
November 12, 2013 – DevLab, Shanghai, China
November 13, 2013 – Developer Day, Seoul, South Korea
November 15, 2013 – Developer Day, Tokyo, Japan
November 18, 2013 – Developer Day, Melbourne, Australia
November 19, 2013 – Developer Day, Osaka, Japan
November 20, 2013 – Developer Day, Singapore, Singapore
November 22, 2013 – Developer Day, Bangalore, India
December 2, 2013 – Autodesk® Developer Network Conference, Las Vegas, USA
December 3, 2013 – DevLab, Las Vegas, USA
December 9, 2013 – Developer Day, Paris, France
December 10, 2013 – Developer Day, Milan, Italy
December 11, 2013 – Developer Day, Farnborough, United Kingdom
December 12, 2013 – Developer Day, Munich, Germany
December 13, 2013 – DevLab, Munich, Germany
December 16, 2013 – Developer Day, Gothenburg, Sweden
December 18, 2013 – Developer Day, Moscow, Russia
February 5, 2014 – Developer Day, São Paulo, Brazil
February 12, 2014 – Developer Day, Mexico City, Mexico
I’ll for sure be attending the events in Las Vegas on Dec 2-3 (although I won’t be able to spend the whole day at the DevLab as I also have some classes to deliver), and I’m also hoping I’ll find a way to get across to Paris, Farnborough or Munich, this year – we’ll have to see.