Wesley Benn, Jim Balding and I hopped into Jim's SUV on Sunday around lunch time and began our journey to Autodesk University 2010. It's about a four hour drive from our part of Orange County here in California. About 3/4 of the way there we stopped for a quick bite to eat at Del Taco. Jim needed a little help finishing off his burrito so Wesley helped out by steering for a bit, yikes!
Wesley and Jim have a bit busier schedule for Sunday evening than I do. I don't have any AU Virtual session duties this year so today is a no stress day! We got in around 3 PM, parked and made our way to check in. We then wandered to the Speaker Ready room and went back down to Level 1 to get registered. The TSA full body screening machines were a new addition to registration! Hah! Not really!
We've run into many people already, name dropping; Phil Read (Mastering Revit author), Cyril Verley (CDV Systems), Robert Manna (Burt Hill and blogger Do Revit), Tom (with HP), Shaan Hurley, Donnia (CAD Mama), Joseph Wurcher (AU), Dean Yama (WATG), Damian Serrano (RLF), Matt Dillon and Matt Stachoni, and Bob Bell (Sterling)...well you get the idea. There are a lot of people here already and a little over 6,000 expected all told.