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2021 Virtual Accelerator Line-up
These are our virtual Accelerators taking place later in the year. Click on the city name below to apply for one of these events.
What is the Forge Accelerator Program?
The Forge Accelerator program is a week-long opportunity for developers to work intensively on a chosen project with help and support directly from Autodesk's Forge team.
Attend an Accelerator to network with industry experts and peers, exchange ideas, and build your proof of concept.
This is for anyone building with Forge APIs. What is Forge? Forge APIs allow you to tap into the design and engineering data and build applications on top of it.
Is the Forge Virtual Accelerator right for you?
Who should attend: creative developers who want to spend supported time working on Forge projects.
What to expect: advance your Forge application with distraction free, immersive, 1-on-1 support from experts. Most leave with a working proof of concept.
How much does it cost: there are no fees to register or attend a Forge accelerator. If the event is in-person, participants are responsible only for their travel, food, and accommodations.
What is the format: this is one week of intense virtual support. Attendees log into Zoom and Slack, get tutorials, and then code side by side with Autodesk experts to help you along the way. Then at the end of the week, attendees present out their solutions built.
The week at a glance
Kick off the week with intros, overviews, and updates from Forge experts. Then roll up your sleeves and code. Forge engineering team members are on hand to troubleshoot and guide you through project issues and challenges. At the close of the event, you'll get to present your prototype to the Forge experts and other attendees.
In addition, you can take advantage of:
- Autodesk product and development team expertise
- A focus on important aspects of cloud development
- Exchanging ideas with developers and industry peers
- Fun outings like dinner, sporting events, tours, etc. (if in-person)
Want to hear from Accelerator Alumni?
Check out the Forge Partner Talks webinar series to hear form Forge partners on topics like digital twins, AR/VR, dashboards, and configurators.
See what people are saying
"The Accelerator is a really good experience. We came with a laundry list of things a few specific problems we were trying to solve. And having the team say 'you know that IS hard, let's solve it together' was great."
Ben Burris, CTO, Grit Virtual
"I would definitely recommend the Accelerator. It was actually a blessing for us to be here. Free help for us to get going, which is unusual. It probably pushed us a lot farther than we could have back at the office."
Adam Keating, Colab Software
"One of the biggest benefits of the accelerators is definitely getting face-to-face time with Forge experts. We can email back and forth, we can submit issues. But at the end of the day, being able to walk through certain challenges, ask them questions about specific Forge APIs; just like VR meetings, you can solve things must faster because you're actually confronting the problems with people all simultaneously chiming in, rather than the inefficiencies of back and forth emails or slack messages."
Angel Say, CEO, Resolve
"Having the Forge team there, and being able to just have that real time dialogue is fantastic. It's a nice community to be engaged with and being able to talk to these guys if we run into a problem with the API, or we've got an idea. You come in with an idea and normally by the end you're coming out with a product that needs some polish but you've at least got over the proof of concept stage. The amount of functionality we now have because we came and said, 'look, we've got this challenge, we're not quite sure how to solve it.' And they worked with us."
Max Mallia-Parfitt, Director of Applied Technologies, Fulcro
"We had made a prototype before we went to the Accelerator. And then we went there and we met with Jim's team and all these amazing guys. And they really helped us to make this application even better."
Frode Tørresdal, Head of Development for BIM and Structural Engineering, Norconsult Information Systems