Now that the college kids are back in school, it's time you packed your school bag as well. Fortunately for you, attending Autodesk University will not require cafeteria food and a twin-size bed in an overcrowded dorm room. The 12th annual Autodesk University user conference and exhibition will take place Nov. 30-Dec. 3 at the MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas. The University packs 275-plus classes and labs into four days of learning Autodesk tool tips and demonstrations, as well as networking with your peers. For information on the conference and to register, go to http://rbi.ims.ca/3855-522.
The promise of the Internet of Things (IoT) is that devices, gadgets, and appliances we use every day will be able to communicate with one another. This potential is not limited to household items or smartphones, but also things we find in our yard and garden, as evidenced by a recent challenge from the element14 design community.
If you didn't realize that PowerPoint presentations are inherently hilarious, you have to see Don McMillan take one apart. McMillan -- aka the Technically Funny Comic -- worked for 10 years as an engineer before he switched to stand-up comedy.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.