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SWUGN Summit – Nashville, TN

23 May 2007 No Comment
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I’m back home from the SWUGN Summit in Nashville, TN, and I had a blast!  And we broke the record – this Summit now holds the record for the most attendees ever at over 100 people, so it looks like it will be back in the Nashville area next year.  I heard that over 50 people made the drive up from Huntsville, AL, alone.  It’s good to see that many people interested in your local user group experience!  And it’s very nice to see all the resellers come together to help promote and sponsor events for the users like this.

It was great meeting some new users and catching up with friends.  And I actually learned a thing or two to boot.

There were 5 dual sessions in all, breakfast with SolidWorks World 2007 highlights, and Richard Doyle gave everyone a "How Well Do You Know SolidWorks" quiz during lunch.  NASWUG‘s own Ricky Jordan and Gary Hall presented along with Richard, Matt Lombard, and Brad Williamson.

I do admit that I was a little disappointed that Matt didn’t bring his banjo so he and Ricky could serenade us at lunch…he did bring a nice PhotoWorks rendering of it, however!

Speaking of Ricky and Matt, they both have write-ups on their blogs.  Ricky has a VERY detailed description of the entire day, including the winners of the quiz prizes…it’s almost as if he was taking minutes all day long.  I am going to have to start taking better notes!

Matt has a good message for SolidWorks and their resellers.  It’s all about understanding and providing for your users’ needs and opening the lines of communication.

I’m sure Richard will have some thoughts on the Nashville Summit on his blog soon.

There are still 6 more SWUGN Summits to be held this year, so check out the schedule.  I HIGHLY recommend that you attend one near you.  It’s very similar to the experience of one day at SolidWorks World.  Not only will you get to meet other interesting users, but I guarantee that you will learn at least one or two things that can make using SolidWorks more efficient and fun!

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