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Shaan Hurley
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Autodesk employee, shutterbug, geek, and world traveler.
Interests: travel, photography, technology and the outdoors.
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In addition to all the free great classes and keynotes from Autodesk University (Autodesk University 2017 Classes Posted), LinkedIn is providing 40 courses for free covering Autodesk product training and certification preparation, construction management, technology like artificial intelligence, and business. In addition to English some courses are available in French, German, Japanese, and in Spanish. LinkedIn Learning Teams Up with Autodesk to Offer Free Access to 42 Technology Courses Go get some new skills, for free! Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Between the Lines
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Classes from AU 2017 are now online for you to go gain knowledge and skills from the top Autodesk product experts. http://autode.sk/2jRDB8H What are you waiting for, go learn something. You could event do a lunch and learn in your office on a class or topic. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Between the Lines
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BunnyBots 2017 was held this Saturday, and it was the biggest BunnyBots ever held with 26 FIRST Robotics high school teams participating from around Oregon and Washington. As usual the cute stuffed bunnies lost to the custom built and programmed robots gathering them for points. Congratulations to the winning Blue Alliance teams: Team 3711G Iron Mustangs from Trout Lake WA Team 3674 CloverBots from Battle Ground WA Team 2374 The CrusadorBots from Portland OR The Autodesk Lake Oswego high school... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Between the Lines
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If you haven't yet attended an Autodesk Design Night event in San Francisco or locations around the world, you are definitely missing out. For the low ticket cost to attend these fast sell out events you get great food and drinks, music, exhibits, hands on activities, and top industry speakers all for around $25. Eat! Drink! Make! Learn! Last evening in the Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco there was Design Night – Material World held. There was great Learn and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2017 at Between the Lines
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At the recent Autodesk University 2017 in the exhibit hall there was a great exhibit featuring Portland Oregon based Pensole Footwear Academy. Portland is the epicenter of athletic shoe design with Nike, Adidas, Under Armour, and others having a large presence here in Portland. Pensole Footwear Academy was started by former Nike designer who was the designer of the popular Air Jordan basketball shoes. Pensole was created as a way to help curate future shoe designers teaching them shoe design,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2017 at Between the Lines
Autodesk believes in limitless potential. Computer Science Education Week and Hour Of Code is more than trying to code – it’s about learning to think in a new way. This week is Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek), an annual program dedicated to inspiring K-12 students to take interest in computer science. Originally conceived by the Computing in the Core coalition, Code.org organizes CSEdWeek as a grassroots campaign supported by 350 partners and 100,000 educators worldwide. CSEdWeek is held in recognition... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2017 at Between the Lines
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About 25 years ago I was a mechanical designer, Autodesk customer, and a contributing member of the Autodesk Beta Programs. I received free products occasionally like tee-shirts, and other items as rewards for bug reporting and feedback, but one gift stood out. It was a simple black ceramic coffee mug with Autodesk logo in gold lettering. I used that mug proudly for years until the Autodesk logo wore off leaving me with a simple black ceramic coffee mug. Many years... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2017 at Between the Lines
It may have been Google Photos permission issues so I have just inserted images without being on Google Photos. Than you for letting me know as they appeared fine to me but that was because Google knew me. Shaan
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It is at time of the year again and the annual BunnyBot event. If you are located in Portland Oregon and have kids interested in robotics or STEM then you should plan to attend Saturday December 9th. http://team1540.org/bunnybots/ The BunnyBots competition is a game for FIRST FRC Robotics teams to get ready for FIRST 2018 competition season kick off in January. Teams use their robot to score points and gather stuffed rabbits on the field and have great deal of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2017 at Between the Lines
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The most talked about and lined up for speaker at Autodesk University 2017 was, well a real speaker this year that you could build yourself. At Autodesk University, a group of attendees participated in a Product Innovation Platform track organized and designed by Autodesk’s Garin Gardiner. Participants designed the speaker starting from the speaker body in Autodesk Fusion 360 and the circuits in Autodesk Eagle as well as generating the CNC G-code to machine the parts. Those that were not... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2017 at Between the Lines
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Thursday November 16, 2017 was the last and final day of Autodesk University. The day kicked off with the breakfast for thousands of attendees. Video: Day 3 in 60 seconds There was both industry keynotes being held at the same time so you had to either choose or run between both like I did. The AEC Keynote is larger as the AU attendee is more heavily AEC than MFG but both keynotes were excellent and unveiled many new product features... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2017 at Between the Lines
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Wednesday November 15, 2017 was action packed including a sunrise yoga option for early rising attendees that was sold out. Those who did not rise early were still greeted by the same long hallways of the Palazzo or Venetian. Video: Day Two at AU Las Vegas 2017 in 60 Seconds Many may have needed the yoga centering for the news that was shown on the Technology Keynote by Autodesk Senior Vice President, Design and Creation Products Amy Bunszel speaking about... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2017 at Between the Lines
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This is the largest Autodesk University, ever at over 10,500 attendees here in Las Vegas. See the official Autodesk University 2017 Day 1 Recap Video Here are some of my photos that I have not yet edited. Enjoy. We started the day with Shaan’s Run aka the AU5K at 6am out in front of the Venetian. I was floored, 140 runners showed up for the big event complete with an announcer, music, breakfast, signs and great black matte aluminum insulated... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2017 at Between the Lines
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Today we took two buses of Autodesk University attendees on a field trip to the Hoover Dam. Dave Winslow of the US Bureau of Reclamation and myself presented the 3D reality capture work we did upriver at the Glen Canyon Dam using LiDAR, SONAR, and photogrammetry for perhaps the largest point cloud dataset. After the presentation all those attending got a nice tour of the Hoover Dam. A huge thank you to Dave Winslow and the Bureau of Reclamation, Stephanie... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2017 at Between the Lines
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I arrived yesterday and got all registered and then met with some old and new friends and colleagues and then watched the Rock and Roll Marathon where many AU attendees where running this year. Today is the day before Autodesk University 2017 officially begins. There are many events going on such as the Forge DevCon, Computational BIM Workshop, Leadership Forum, AU Orientations, Welcome Reception, and so much more. FAQ | Autodesk University Las Vegas 2017 The exhibit Hall and Keynotes... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2017 at Between the Lines
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We are less than a week from Autodesk University. After attending every Las Vegas based Autodesk University, I have compiled a long list of tips over the years for not only surviving, but making the most of AU. For many attendees Autodesk University is not just 12 hours a day as there are activities virtually around the clock so pace yourself and get organized before you land in Las Vegas with a plan. Autodesk University is the premier Autodesk customer... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2017 at Between the Lines
Excellent, looking forward to seeing you. -Shaan
Toggle Commented Nov 6, 2017 on AU5K aka Shaans Run Update at Between the Lines
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The Autodesk University annual AU5K is an official AU event this year and called Shaan’s Run being held next Tuesday the 14th of November at 6am, but show up by at least 5:45 for a group photo. This fun morning run has been going on unofficially for a few years and is not a run but an opportunity for people of all levels walk to run and to get some fresh air outside the resort, see the sunrise, meet awesome... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2017 at Between the Lines
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A little over two weeks ago I lost my new iPhone and it didn't even show up on the Find My iPhone app meaning a clever thief disabled it, it was run over and dead, or it didn't have cell service. I panicked as the mobile phone has become my portable brain assistant as I don't even memorize phone numbers anymore and come to rely on technology. The last place I remember seeing it was at the Farmers Market before... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2017 at Between the Lines
Its no lumberjack shirt, but I do live in Portland.
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Last week at Autodesk’s Design Night Sheffield, FARO had their first ever LiDAR 3D Photo Booth for good fun. The booth setup used multiple FARO Focus LiDAR scanners to scan from various positions. LiDAR is generally used to capture buildings, bridges, equipment, terrain, but at Design Night Sheffield it was used for the fun capture of willing attendees in 3D. After several people volunteered, and weren't sliced to pieces by the lasers, I decided to get captured in 3D and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2017 at Between the Lines
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The Autodesk Lake Oswego office held our annual Halloween lunch put on by the 5 member Ministry of Mischief of which I am a proud loud member. We had food, candy, beverages, and costume and pumpkin contests. We all had a great time for the final Halloween spent in our Lake Oswego office as we move downtown Portland in the spring. We had great prizes for the contests including 3 Amazon Echo Dots, sweet custom socks, Icelandic black death licorice... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2017 at Between the Lines
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Happy Halloween! Just a treat, no trick today. If you are interested where all this talk of the Forge platform is going then you shouldn't miss the keynote events at AU in the Forge DevCon event. Visit the Forge DevCon Village Monday Forge DevCon Keynotes Forge pumpkin was created by Autodesk Portland colleague Michelle Stone as an entry to our office pumpkin contest. Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2017 at Between the Lines
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Are you receiving bloated unruly DWG files from someone that are a suspected zombie apocalypse and walking dead? Here is a good solution good solution and timely for Halloween. Slay those zombies bloating your DWG files. “Ready to purge the zombies? These three apps will help you clean up your AutoCAD drawings like never before: http://autode.sk/2xyLwMZ “ Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2017 at Between the Lines
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For the past week local PNW high school FIRST Robotics teams have been designing and entry for a new vision for OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science & Industry) and the turbine room to attract and educate youth in STEM.The competition is named LEAP for Linking Engineering and Philanthropy as a way for FIRST Robotics teams to do more than just robots.The winning teams won prize money from Autodesk to apply to their upcoming FIRST Robotics FRC competition season. The LEAP... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2017 at Between the Lines