21 Sep 2020

Don't miss these Forge at AU pre-events

If you haven't heard yet, registration for Autodesk University is now open! The event will be global, fully virtual, and encompass previous industry pre-conferences, including Forge DevCon. There is no cost to attend this year, but you do still need to register to save your spot and access all the amazing live and on-demand content, and participate in the engaging experiences and networking opportunities the Autodesk team is working hard to bring to you.


You read that right - there is no Forge DevCon this year, but don't worry! We've still added a variety of engaging learning and networking experiences for developers to get the most out of Forge before AU.


Online Bootcamp

October 19-23

Join the Forge Developer Advocacy Team in an online self training bootcamp with live review sessions across time zones in the Asia Pacific, Europe, and Americas regions. All sessions are in English.

Here is the agenda for the week:

  • October 19: How to view models
  • October 20: Connecting to BIM 360 and Fusion Team
  • October 21: Extending the Viewer
  • October 22: Dashboards
  • October 23: Modify models with Design Automation

Learn more and sign up here.

Once you feel comfortable with your newfound Forge development knowledge, put your skills to the test and join our pre-AU hackathon.



Pre-AU Hackathon

Lightning Talks

November 3-4

The Forge Developer Advocacy team will be running a series of lightning talks to showcase some popular solutions you can build using the Forge Platform. These talks are meant to give Hackathon attendees a chance to get familiar with some advanced uses of the Forge APIs including the Viewer, BIM 360 APIs, and various other applications to inspire your own use of Forge services in order to create your own customized solutions. 

The schedule and registration links are coming soon.

The Hackathon

November 9-13

Get your creative juices flowing! Grab a team or join one before the hackathon begins, and come ready to code the Forge project you've been dying to develop. More details (such as prizes and judges) and registration link will be provided closer to the hackathon. The challenges are:

  • Best data visualization application
  • Most innovative Digital Twin application
  • Best workflow automation application
  • Thinking outside the box with a BIM application
  • Best 3D game application

Competitors can choose to build an application that encompasses one challenge or a few different ones. In addition to each of the 5 categories, there will also be a prize awarded to the best overall Forge application. It is possible to win one of the categories as well as the best overall application prize; it is also possible to not win one of the 5 challenges but still be awarded for creating the best of the best Forge application. 

Applications will be judged based on:

  • Innovation
  • Elegance (Ease of User Experience)
  • Business problem solved
  • Progress made during the week
  • Depth of Forge use
  • Wow factor

At the end of the hackathon, each team will present their solution in the context of these 5 challenges, and the judges will choose finalists. 

Hackathon Showcase

November 18

The winners of the hackathon challenges will be announced during a showcase the week of AU. The winning solutions will be demonstrated and prizes will be awarded to the winning teams. Tune in November 18, 8 AM PST for the showcase.


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