8 Nov 2017

What You're Going to Miss at Forge DevCon If You're Not Going (it's not too late)

The Autodesk Forge Developer Conference (Forge DevCon) is the largest gathering of design and engineering software developers in the world. This year we are partnering with Autodesk University (AU). No longer do you need to choose between DevCon and AU. You can do both. Forge DevCon will be held on Monday/Tuesday, November 13-14, 2017 at The Venetian Resort Conference Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

For those attending, here's what to expect:


Attending Forge DevCon is an opportunity to accomplish things face to face - something that's not quite the same by watching a video or streaming a session remotely:


Although Forge is heavily attended by programmers, there's more to Forge than just code. Those who attend will get to personally network with other members of the Forge community:


As an event that precedes Autodesk University, Monday has its own dedicated day:


The keynote features a mix of Autodesk and Forge community members:


There will be a dedicated village where attendees can get answers to questions in person:


The day ends with a welcome reception:


On Tuesday, the Forge events are mixed with AU itself:


In addition to classes, the exhibit hall is an integral part of AU:


There are several AU exhibits that are powered by Forge:


Though The Village was Monday only, the information sharing continues as the AU Answer Bar has a Forge section:


There's also a Forge Partner Zone:


And what would any AU be without classes? There are around 45 Forge-related classes to select from:


I look forward to seeing you there. To register, visit Autodesk Forge DevCon Registration. For those already attending AU, Forge is only an extra $95.

Check out the resources and articles from the Forge and AU teams that will help you plan your trip:


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Stephen Preston

Stephen Preston has been with Autodesk since 2000, focusing on providing programming support, consulting, training and evangelism to external developers. He started his career in the UK and now lives in California in the US. Stephen’s current position is Global Manager of Developer Technical Services (DevTech), the worldwide team of API gurus providing technical services through the Autodesk Developer Network...

Jim Quanci

With more than 25 years of engineering and design experience, Jim Quanci has spent the past 20 years developing relationships for Autodesk with leading technology partners around the world. He oversees an international network of over 4000 software partners – third-parties who customize, complement and extend Autodesk Cloud, Mobile, and Desktop technologies. Along with founding the “Autodesk Developer Network,”...

Scott Sheppard

Strategic Foresight Scott Sheppard (scott.sheppard@autodesk.com) has worked for Autodesk for 27 out of the last 29 years depending on if you count acquisitions and dot coms. Scott is now a Program Manager in the Autodesk Research working with Autodesk product managers to help Autodesk researchers transition new technologies into production-worthy cloud-based services using the Autodesk Forge platform.