The first Autodesk University Brasil was held in Sao Paulo last week and was a resounding success. Over 1400 people packed the conference for a full day of presentations and training sessions and partied into the early evening unwilling to leave.
Several companies, like PROGEN above, brought many of their staff to take advantage of the training and the collective wisdom of the conference.
As I’ve said many times before, an event is not a community but it is a great catalyst for community and community activities:
- Before the event, Brasil Community members tweeted, retweeted, blogged, and posted on the forums advertising the event extensively.
- During the event, community members presented many of the classes, manned the community booth, and answered many questions from participants, as well as running the raffle for an Invidea Quadro graphics board.
- After the event, the community continues to tweet, blog, and post about their experience and great learning they participated in.
I will be disappointed if we are not close to 3,000 people next year. Congratulations and thank you to the Autodesk Brasil Community and the Autodesk Brasil team!