25 Years – A Quarter Century as an Autodesker

On January 19th, 1998, I was a Mechanical Designer in Portland, Oregon, and just joined Autodesk and moved to the SF Bay area, thinking sure, I could work on the AutoCAD and Beta teams for a couple of years, then move back to the customer side and designing large equipment. Autodesk was such a good fit for my passion for design, customers, colleagues, and technology Autodesk that it is 25 years since joining, and I am still excited. I'm so grateful to all my colleagues, mentors, leadership, customers, partners, and family as I could not have done this without everyone..

Highlights of the 25 years:

  • Working with the best customers and colleagues.
  • Beta management for most products for 17+years and building the Feedback Community, growing betas and the community from 300 to 300,000+ customers.
  • Being on AutoCAD Product Team
  • Evangelist/Technologist 20+ years and speaking at events around the world.
  • Social media and starting blogs and several customer communities. My blog here Between the…

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