Yes you read the headline correctly. On Wednesday night here at Autodesk University at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas we are holding cage match style debates as we have at the IDEAS and TED where they were a hit <pun intended>. We have a referee Tom Wujec, Maurice Conti a medic to administer bandages or a shot of vodka, and a ring. I just found out at lunch I will be in a match with the 12 year old Maker extraordinaire Schuyler St, Leger. He is like a pint sized PhD who can make about anything and has been a hit on YouTube with a video on why he loves his 3D printer. http://bit.ly/RhcmCH
The crowd gets to vote for the winner of the rounds and being matched up with Schuyler means I am pretty much a dead man walking against a cute smart kid.
If you are attending Autodesk University 2012 you need to attend this event, and it won’t hurt my feelings if you root for Schuyler. There will also be other matches including Martyn Day. The entertainment is turned up to 11, so it will be absolutely a blast.