On this day January 30th, 1982, 31 years ago a small group of people held an initial meeting in Marin County California to organize what became Autodesk. They risked it all including all the money they cold scrape together and it paid off for millions of people from employees, customers, partners, and investors.
Althought this has been blogged about a few times before on Without a Net and our very own Being Civil, I thought it needed a refresh to let you know how important these can be for us here in Support, you (the users), and the Development Team.
Please check out the full blog post via Being Civil team.
So, don't be bashful. Drop by our Twitter home or AutodeskCare blog, say "hi", follow us and then tell all your friends and colleagues about Autodesk's new customer care channel. We'll leave the light on for you! :)
BTW, we have been escalating cases to them and vice versa in order to help the customer [-you-] a bit faster.
To get the Subscription Center now, you need to click on Get Started button:
The new Subscription program includes 2 additional benefits:
1. Access Autodesk 360 (Cloud benefits)
2. Sign In to Subscription Center (Download the upgrades, Request flexible licensing terms, Technical Support)
During the usabilty testing of the site, when there were 2 links (one to sign in to the Autodesk 360 and another to sign in to Subscription Center), it presented some confusion to the test users and it sent them into a loop. As a result, the main site has one clear and prominent “Get Started” button to access all pages.
Personally, I have never had this issue because I have been using this shortcut URL:
Register by April 30th to get the $100 early bird discount!
DevCamps are held every other year where software developers like you can learn to get the most from your time and effort working with Autodesk platform technologies. The two industry specific Developer Camps include several tracks catering to the learning needs of beginner and expert software developers – as well as a business track for start-ups looking to develop and leverage their relationship with Autodesk. Come to Camp and get two days of face to face learning and help from Autodesk software engineers – the same Autodesk software engineers developing and supporting the Autodesk technology you work with every day.
You can also join us for a third day at "DevLab" where you can work on your hardest coding challenges with an Autodesk software engineer looking over your shoulder giving you immediate help and advice. Bring your laptop and work on your code as you'd normally do in your own office – the difference is that you have a team of DevTech experts (the same people who answer your questions through DevHelp Online) available to review your code if you'd like, answer your questions, and make suggestions.
Cloud and Mobile Classes
New for this year's DevCamps are several classes on helping you get started developing apps based on Cloud and Mobile technologies. Learn how to build your first Cloud app integrated with your favorite Autodesk product – and how you can make it available "everywhere" through browser and mobile user interfaces. Have you been considering building your first app for the iPhone, iPad or Android device but holding back because of fear of lost hours thrashing while learning the new technology? DevCamp includes classes that will show you how to quickly and easily create your first "Hello World" app for iOS and Android - with a design and graphics twist.
AEC DevCamp, June 6-7(outside of Boston)
You can attend beginner and expert classes on developing solutions with Autodesk® Revit® (all flavors including Server), AutoCAD® Civil 3D®, Autodesk® Infrastructure Map Server, Autodesk® Vault, Autodesk BIM 360, Autodesk Project Vasari, Autodesk® Green Building Studio®, Autodesk® Navisworks®, and several more Autodesk AEC technologies. Hear from Autodesk's AEC Leadership including Vice President Jim Lynch. Learn firsthand about developing a new Cloud based business leveraging Autodesk technologies from the Co-Founder of Horizontal Systems (recently acquired by Autodesk) Jordan Brandt.
Complete list of classes being offered at AEC DevCamp found here.
Optional AEC DevLab, June 8, requires a separate registration here
Manufacturing DevCamp, June 13-14 (in Portland)
You can attend beginner and expert classes on developing solutions with Autodesk® Inventor® (including Inventor ETO), Autodesk® Vault, Autodesk® Navisworks, Autodesk PLM 360, and several more Autodesk manufacturing technologies. Hear from Autodesk's Manufacturing Leadership including Executive Vice President Robert "Buzz" Kross. Learn about new technologies Autodesk is working on from the head of our "Fusion" Product Management Team Kevin Schneider.
Complete list of classes being offered at MFG DevCamp found here.