SolidWorks World begins in just six days

Hi, I’m Matt, and I work over at SolidWorks. I’m the company Social Media Manager, which is a fancy way of saying it’s my job to get people at SolidWorks talking on Twitter, posting blog entries, and telling our product guys what’s happening on the Internets. I’ll be showing up here every now and then talking about SolidWorks and various related topics.

If you’re familiar with SolidWorks, chances are you know that SolidWorks World is starting next week. They tell me that this year’s wlil be the best ever, and we even have Sir Richard Branson coming to speak at the opening session on Monday. I’m hoping he parachutes in.

If you’re *not* familiar with SolidWorks World, it’s been best described to me as MacWorld for CAD geeks. Maybe that’s going a little far, but you get the idea. Thousands of CAD users will descend on Orlando, Florida for four days of learning, networking, sharing, and probably more than a little socializing.

Starting on Monday, I’ll be posting videos from the morning general sessions, as well as four of the most popular breakout sessions. We can’t show you CEO Jeff Ray’s talk with Sir Richard Branson, and I’d probably get in trouble if I posted the What’s New segment on Wednesday, but you’ll get pretty much everything else. And as for the breakouts…well…you’ll just have to check back and see. I’m going to get everything up just as fast as I can (gotta add a few hours for editing and uploading), so you should be able to actually see things that happened Monday on Monday.

I’m not the only one who’ll be posting updates though. Here’s a quick recap of some other things you should definitely check out:

  • The Community News section of the SolidWorks World website will be rolling up every blog post that mentions SolidWorks World and every tweet with the #SWW09 hashtag.
  • Lou Gallo over at SolidWorks Heard has set up a live coverage section on his site, using the Cover It Live app some of the guys used in Barcelona. Definitely worth checking out for up-to-the-second commentary.
  • We’ve set up a Flickr group that everyone can post photos to. If you’re taking pictures, tag ’em and post ’em.

So be sure to bookmark the SolidWorks blog or add it to your RSS reader and get ready for the SolidWorks World goodness. And if there’s anything you’d like to see, let me know. My schedule is already pretty full, but I’ll see what I can do.

Matt is Head of Social Marketing at Dassault Systemes.