Forge DevCon Germany took place last Monday October 14th at Centralstation, a former energy plant in Darmstadt, right before AU Germany kicked off on the 15th. This is the third year Autodesk has held this conference and like a fine wine, it just keeps getting better with age!
We kicked off the day with a keynote led by Susanna Holt, VP of Forge Platform. The keynote included two customer speakers - Chris Acheson, CEO and Founder of CADshare, and Frode Tørresdal, Head of Development at Norconsult. Jim Quanci, Senior Director of Forge Partner Development, then shared what's coming next on the Forge Roadmap.
A major announcement made during the keynote - Forge Design Automation APIs for Inventor, Revit, and 3ds Max will move to GA on October 28!
After the keynote Ron Locklin, Director of Forge Business Strategy and Marketing, led a session with our 8 exhibiting partners. They were invited on stage to give quick presentation pitches and encourage attendees to visit them over the following lunch break. The afternoon consisted of nine class options for attendees in three classrooms and ended with a session led by Philipp Müller who hosted four of our European education partners on stage. You can check out the class recordings here.
Jim Quanci closed out the event by presenting awards to three Forge partners:
- The “Forge Early Adopter Award” was awarded to Xinaps for their work with the new Design Automation APIs
- The “Forge Top Consumer Award” was awarded to Kaulquappe for being a top consumer of Forge Cloud Credits
- The “Forge Community Spotlight Award” was awarded to Moicon by the community - they were chosen as the crowd favorite via real-time voting by attendees
In addition to the official event agenda, attendees had the opportunity to network, meet with Autodesk leaders, and get help from our team of Forge experts.
We had a blast meeting so many of our Forge partners in Europe. We can't wait to meet even more of you at Forge DevCon Las Vegas on November 18th. If you haven't already gotten a ticket REGISTER NOW.
See you in Vegas!