AU 2011 Day Two

Tags AU, AU2011, Autodesk University

After Day One (yesterday) maybe I should be face down, but I'm More than hangin' in there.
A full day of Unconference sessions to perform followed by a couple of AutoCAD Civil 3D sessions I'm looking forward to.

It was nice of people to pack out the People Skills Unconferences with signups. Maybe that's becasue this stuff IS important :)

Basically I start talking first thing in the morning and I am DONE with all my AU 2011 session almost before the official Autodesk University half time. Whew!

8:15 AM - 9:45 AM
Applied People Skills Workshop: One to One

My second round of this session. A good and fun group. The one on one interviews were of course different and more personal this time around. Maybe everyone was just more tired and a bit more relaxed.

10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
More UnCAD: It's a CAD Toaster

Hey I didn't even have to move rooms. Schedule genius. This looks like it will be my smallest Unconference and the most "tech" centric. This one was small as I expected but I thought we covered important technology management issues and so did the active group that showed up.

1:15 PM - 2:45 PM
Applied Management Skills Workshop: Get The "I" in My Team

My second crack at Team building skills construction at AU 2011. This was the biggest group (I think) outside of the packed lecture I did yesterday. They did better and Team and Mindset definition too. Taught me a couple of stuble but important points I'll have to try and remember later. The Power of the Story to create and build Mindset.

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Deep Dive into Corridor Modeling: Complex Corridor Project Development

The Complex Corridor subject/topic I think is mission critical. Nick did this again. I missed this becasue of after session chats with people in the Team class...Sorry about that.

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
How The Florida Department of Transportation Implemented AutoCAD Civil 3D

I've been emailing back a forth with FDOT all year - a number of their offices have pulled the Free Jump and I'm told employed bits and pieces of the Jump Platform....so I could NOT missed this. Seth Cohen who does the Microstation CADPilot apps for Geopak did the session. Who would have thought. It was very interesting to see a third party app builder's perspective on the FDOT Civil 3D port. His major point was that FDOT stuff in public domain and they did do a lot of work. Their Parts catalog is huge and detailed as all get out with all the connections for Takeoff. This session gave me lots to think about....

Day 2 Evening Events

The AUGI Beer Bust is tonight...but I'm NOT drinking much. Need Food again. Once again I really got a lot of walk up thank you feedback from the various People Skills sessions. Mostly it seemed I barely moved from the food trough and one after another folks dropped by to say so. Way Cool. It will be a half day tomorrow for me...seems I've got to bug out early to deal with things at home.