It was a great Autodesk University ending in what can only be described as an “EPIC” party that will go down as possibly the best I have attended in all 15 years of attending AU. I want to sincerely thank the Autodesk University Team for pulling off this excellent 20th year AU in grand style ending with the grand finale of all AU parties. The party’s food and drinks including Jell-O shots were excellent and the entertainment awesome with several large rooms each with different types of music and activities. I did finally get found by my crazy Australian & New Zealand friends who dragged me out until the wee hours of the morning. Don’t believe any of the stories you hear such as me Irish clogging.
My only future AU hopes are that it is not at Mandalay Bay again. I have heard though a little bird we might be looking at AU 2013 at the Hard Rock (may not be correct and instead be at the Venetian) which would be AWESOME and is where the AU 2012 epic party was held. I also heard a few attendees and non-attendees asking for a non Las Vegas AU option again in the future perhaps held in a place like San Diego, San Francisco California or Austin Texas so that some that had employers not willing to send employees to Las Vegas. Also it would be nice to get less competition for valuable and scarce time between classes and the Innovation Forums. Perhaps an optional day with Innovation Forums as they are amazing, but hard to attend with classes at the same time.
See the AU 2012 Photos and post some yourself for free:http://www.flickr.com/groups/au2012/. If you have photos of me especially the cage match or my classes please feel free to email me or upload them free to Flickr at. A few of the people that post the best photos will receive a Snagit and Camtasia license courtesy of Techsmith.
I enjoyed seeing everyone and wish everyone safe travels and can’t wait to see you all again.