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Scott Sheppard
Alameda, California
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Let's ReCap. No, not that ReCap, let's recap: The Elf on the Shelf, a scout for Santa as to who's been naughty or nice, snuck into my laptop bag and was on the loose in the office. See blog article... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at It is Alive in the Lab
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As I mentioned in yesterday's blog post, the Elf on the Shelf from our home snuck into my laptop bag, emerged at the office, and was making his way over to the Autodesk Gallery. Autodesk makes software for people who... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at It is Alive in the Lab
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My wife has decorated our home for Christmas. This includes an Elf on the Shelf. As the lore goes, the Elf magically moves about, acting as Santa Claus' scout, to determine who has been naughty and who has been nice.... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at It is Alive in the Lab
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Computer programs often contain errors. They are nicknamed bugs because many years ago, a moth flew into computer pioneer Grace Hooper's hardware and her program produced an incorrect result. Insects aside, why do software bugs happen? It's because computer programming... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at It is Alive in the Lab
I have not read any of Adams' other books. Believe it or not, I only read non-fiction books. In the case of _Win Bigly_, Adams was not advocating Trump policies, just observing them. It sounds like in the case of _The Religion War_, he was making a prediction based on observation. I agree with you that no one should advocate genocide.
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Autodesk makes software for people who make things. If you've ever driven a high-performance car, admired a towering skyscraper, used a smartphone, or watched a great film, chances are you've experienced what millions of Autodesk customers are doing with our... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at It is Alive in the Lab
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I am a fan of Scott Adams. I think his Dilbert comic strip combines the right amount of workplace truth and humor. In addition, I am a regular reader of his blog. My boss, Jon Pittman, even gave me a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2017 at It is Alive in the Lab
I majored in Computer Science at the University of Louisiana in Lafayette from 1977 to 1981. During that time, I was a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). Admiral Grace Hopper (who was Captain Grace Hopper at the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2017 at It is Alive in the Lab
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The future of work involves automation and augmentation.They say that robots are coming to take our jobs. At Autodesk, we are hoping to help create new industries to mitigate the negative effects of the changing work environment. Just as people... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2017 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Let's say you've been an Autodesk customer for a long time. You've got decades of your intellectual property captured in AutoCAD drawings. If you'd like to leverage that data to showcase your work to your customers, then Autodesk Forge is... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2017 at It is Alive in the Lab
Brian Mathews is our VP of Platform Engineering. He recently presented how Autodesk uses cloud computing via Amazon Web Services to help people imagine, design, and make a better world. "Unlike the telescope and the microscope that let us see... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2017 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Newsletter | November 2017 Congrats Assemble Systems - New Forge Fund Investment We are pleased to welcome Assemble Systems to the Forge family. This is the fourth investment in a construction tech startup in five months. The startup, Assemble Systems... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2017 at It is Alive in the Lab
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The Autodesk Gallery at One Market in San Francisco celebrates design — the process of taking a great idea and turning it into a reality. With about 60 different exhibits regularly on display that showcase the innovative work of Autodesk... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2017 at It is Alive in the Lab
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John Schmier is my longtime colleague. We go as far back as Autodesk's WHIP! Plug-in for the Netscape Navigator browser to view Drawing Web Files (DWF). Today, John works as a researcher on generative design in the Office of the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2017 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Most people have a love/hate relationship with their jobs. There are parts that they love, as in parts that they wish that they could spend more time doing. There are parts that they hate, as in parts that they would... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2017 at It is Alive in the Lab
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We have a great deal to be thankful for. Autodesk employees in the United States have today and tomorrow off to spend time with our families. On Monday, we'll get back to helping our customers make more things, better things,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2017 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Let's say you've been an Autodesk customer for a long time. You've got decades of your intellectual property captured in AutoCAD drawings. If you'd like to leverage that data to showcase your work to your customers, then Autodesk Forge is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2017 at It is Alive in the Lab
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What emerging technology will most impact the future of your work? We asked Autodesk University Exhibit Hall visitors which technology they are most excited about with regard to the future of their work? They voted. We heard them. Can you... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2017 at It is Alive in the Lab
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There was a new addition to Autodesk University (AU) this year — AU Theater. AU Theater featured TED-like talks throughout the week. Each session (either 1 hour or 1.5 hours long) focused on a separate topic and presented 3-4 speakers... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2017 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Autodesk Forge is our collection of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) that we use to develop our own web services. As part of our Forge efforts, we share those APIs (including documentation and code samples) with customers and 3rd party developers... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2017 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Autodesk CEO Emeritus, Carl Bass, and I have the same birthday: May 18. So I was invited to Carl's 60th birthday party where I met Chris Anderson. Though he has the same name, Chris is not the TED guy. Chris... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2017 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Millions of amputees around the world do not have access to prosthetic care. In the developing world, where poverty exacerbates the consequences of limb-loss, fewer than 5% of amputees have access to prosthetic rehabilitation. This situation is compounded even further... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2017 at It is Alive in the Lab
... I agree: "Ah, but when push comes to shove I will have the thing I love If I have the courage of my convictions" -- Todd Rundgren It was nice to see him take a stand.
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Smartvid.io is a Boston-based software company focused on leveraging machine learning to improve safety, productivity, and quality in the $10T global AEC (Architecture, Engineering, and Construction) industry. Their SmartTag Engine leverages deep learning to listen to (voice recognition) and watch... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2017 at It is Alive in the Lab
Sam Nseir is an Autodesk Building Information Modeling Premium Support Specialist who supports the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction and Engineering, Natural resources, and Infrastructure industries. As part of our efforts to help Autodesk BIM customers leverage Forge capabilities, Sam developed... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2017 at It is Alive in the Lab