Autodesk University day 2, which for most is the day they arrive and check in, was a busy day for me. I checked in early and got this years speaker shirt, along with the all important cup of coffee. After hanging out for a little while in the speaker ready room, talking with some of my fellow speakers, I headed down to the lowest level of the Sands Convention center for a full day of Autodesk Vault meetings. Unfortunately I can’t share any details of that, it’s all rather hush hush stuff. The meeting session did include lunch at the Grande Luxe restaurant, so that was good. Lots of good networking opportunities and great conversation. This session ran until 5:00, so afterward it was time for some fun. The Expert Elite welcome reception was held at the Public House bar, right in between the Venetian and Palazzo casinos. There are 55 Expert Elites expected to be at AU this year, and it looked like most of them were at the party. Several of the Autodesk Community folks were present as well, and I was pleasantly surprised when a contingent of Community coordinators from Russia and CIS showed up. I knew most of these from my trip to AU Russia 2014 last October.
Anyway… long story short… or short story shorter,… that was Day 1 for me. Day 2 is going to be full of classes and activities, and probably more photo ops. I’ll close this short post with some of the few pics I got yesterday, and a promise that tomorrow’s post should be more interesting.