Forge DevCon 2016

On June 15 and 16, Autodesk welcomed more than 1,000 developers, innovators and entrepreneurs to San Francisco to come together to learn, code, network and discover the power of connecting with the Forge platform.

DevCon 2016
Presentations

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Forge DevCon 2016 keynotes

This year’s conference keynotes provided Autodesk’s vision for Forge, essential details about Forge technology and business model as well as inspiring examples from companies already building on the platform.

Amar Hanspal, Senior VP, Products, Autodesk

Ben Cochran, Senior Software Architect, Autodesk

Chris Anderson, Founder & CEO, 3D Robotics

Robort Bodor, VP & GM, ProtoLabs

Autodesk Forge DevCon Day 1 Highlights

Thiago da Costa, Sr. Prod. Mgr Cloud Platforms, Autodesk

Tracks and sessions

Forge DevCon featured a cross-discipline lineup to provide a balanced perspective on the new technologies for design and manufacturing. Sign up below to get updates about post conference resources and to stay in the loop for next year!

1. Guest Track: SF JavaScript

The San Francisco Javascript Meetup Group will be hosting a curated selection of classes featuring some of the best speakers and presentations on general web programming topics. Open to all attendees.

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Learn about React and its ecosystem including Flux, GraphQL and Relay

What exactly is React? What is the Virtual DOM and why is it better? What is the React way to building declarative User Interfaces? What is the Flux pattern? What is GraphQL and will it replace REST for API development? What is Relay? Should these technologies be part of your next web/mobile project?

Wednesday, June 15
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Class type Presentation

Room: Data Center

Who Should Attend:

  • Open to everyone!

Async in Redux

The number of approaches for asynchronous operations in Redux is dizzying. Thunks, Promises, Sagas, Observables, etc. all handle async in radically different ways. This talk will go over the state of async in Redux, explaining the tradeoffs with each approach.

Wednesday, June 15
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Class type Presentation

Room: Data Center

Who Should Attend:

  • Open to everyone!

Apache Cassandra

Apache Cassandra is a popular NoSQL data store. It is built for massive scale and it is designed to run as a cluster with high availability.

Cassandra supports data modeling using Cassandra Query Language (CQL). In this workshop we will take a quick look into Cassandra basics and CQL. We will discuss features and and compromises in using CQL. We will also do some data modeling on Cassandra.

Wednesday, June 15
2:25 PM - 3:25 PM
Class type Presentation

Room: Data Center

Who Should Attend:

  • Developers
  • Database Admins
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2. Virtual and Augmented Reality

Applications of virtual and augmented reality for Design, Make, and Use. Includes hardware, content creation, and interactivity, particularly in the context of the web as an enabling technology for VR and AR experiences.

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User Experience Design for Virtual Reality

Once every decade or so a technology comes along that requires us to throw away everything we know and start from scratch. Virtual Reality is technology revolution of that magnitude. It gives us the ability to make users truly believe they are inside the worlds we create, painting with their hands, or walking through digital landscapes. In this session, we will look at the emerging rules and tools of designing for VR. From latest and greatest experiences, to the science behind how we perceive, to the creative tools available today.

Wednesday, June 15
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Class type Presentation

Room: Festival Main

Who Should Attend:

  • Designers and developers who are interested in creating virtual reality experiences and want an efficient primer on the most important guidelines and tools.

Autodesk LIVE Design: Get Real-time in No Time

Learn how 3D visualization artists using powerful entertainment software are helping architects and design firms explore and understand their designs in the virtual world before anything is built in the real world.

Wednesday, June 15
2:25 PM - 3:25 PM
Class type Presentation

Room: Firehouse

Who Should Attend:

  • 3D design visualization artists or anyone interested in the future of design visualization

Collaborative VR using Google Cardboard and the View & Data API

One of the issues with VR today relates to the largely solitary experience it delivers: the user is by definition immersed and isolated from the people around them. But this doesn’t have to be the case. Web technology allows us to enable collaborative design reviews in VR, where one person guides others through a virtual experience.

Google Expeditions allows teachers to take their students on virtual field trips to the Great Wall of China or to the bottom of the ocean. We’ll be showcasing a comparable solution – using Forge – for the design industry, whereby architects and engineers can lead a group of participants – each using Google Cardboard – through a design review in a virtual space.

This session will demonstrate a prototype, collaborative VR solution created by a cross-divisional Autodesk team as part of the 2015 VR Hackathon in San Francisco.

Wednesday, June 15
3:55 PM - 4:55 PM
Class type Presentation

Room: Firehouse

Who Should Attend:

  • Developers interested in implementing lightweight VR design reviews.

Introduction to WebVR

“The language of the Metaverse will be JavaScript. The platform will be the browser.”

Come to this session to understand how before long the web will be the primary mechanism for delivering VR experiences. The session will review the current efforts by major browser vendors to support web-based VR via the nascent WebVR protocol. It will also cover the basics of the glTF format and how you can generate content from FBX.

Wednesday, June 15
5:05 PM - 6:05 PM
Class type Presentation

Room: Make Space

Who Should Attend:

  • Developers interested in how the web can be used to deliver VR experiences.

The Reality of Virtual - The moving target of VR and AR

One of the primary goals behind both Virtual and Augmented Reality is to bring life to unrealized concepts and ideas. 50 years after the initial VR systems were created, the technology is finally becoming main stream. Reality computing, modeling and rendering tools from Autodesk allow us to bring objects into VR and AR. Tracking technology from PhaseSpace, Intel, and OpenCV allow us to integrate these objects into realities projected for training, simulation, marketing, visualization and entertainment. This talk will give a brief overview of dozens of markets that are contributing to the buzz around VR and AR, and highlight some of the opportunities that are being demonstrated here today.

Thursday, June 16
10:50 AM - 11:50 AM
Class type Presentation

Room: Firehouse

Who Should Attend:

  • Professionals trying to understand how their industry will be impacted by VR and AR and what hurdles remain to be able to enter the new market opportunities.

Creating your Next VR Walkthrough with Cloud Rendered Stereo Panoramas

If you are building a VR walkthrough like Google Street View, learn how you can use Forge to generate your stereo-panorama assets. A simple cube-map is all you need to display on your mobile device to experience depth and immersion. Using the API, you can learn how to extract alpha maps and depth maps to create parallax effects with camera translation, and blend in real 3D geometry into the scene.

Thursday, June 16
2:05 - 3:05 PM
Class type Presentation

Room: Data Center

Who Should Attend:

  • VR developers
  • (Mobile – Unity, WebVR)

HoloWorld: Introduction to Building for HoloLens

Microsoft HoloLens is the world’s first untethered holographic computer, mixing holograms into your real world. Developing holographic apps uses the Universal Windows Platform. All holographic apps are Universal Windows apps, and all Universal Windows apps can be made to run on Microsoft HoloLens. With Windows 10 and familiarity with middleware tools like Unity, you can start building holographic experiences today. You will learn about the six fundamental building blocks for mixed reality holographic apps:

Thursday, June 16
4:40 PM - 5:40 PM
Class type Presentation

Room: Make Space

Who Should Attend:

  • People interested in learning more about HoloLens, its various applications, and how to start developing code that works with it.
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3. Forge Basics

A series of classes to introduce you to visualization, collaboration, photogrammetry, the transition from desktop to cloud, file translation, data extraction, security, and general web programming topics.

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Developing and Deploying Secure, Scalable Applications on AWS

A 60-minute tour through everything you need to know to develop, deploy and operate your first secure applications and services on AWS.

Wednesday, June 15
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Class type Presentation

Room: Festival Main

From Desktop to the Cloud with Forge

This class will introduce the Forge platform from the perspective of an early adopter – starting with business aspects, paradigm shift, cloud concepts, and the future of Autodesk cloud platform strategy. We will cover some of the technical challenges with web programming from the perspective of someone migrating from a desktop programming environment to the cloud, and discuss how to overcome them. We will then walk through some simple yet representative code samples helping you to get started with the Forge platform through Model Derivative API and Design Automation services.

Wednesday, June 15
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Class type Presentation

Room: Design Den

Who Should Attend:

  • Desktop programmers
  • Technical leads.

Visual Reporting with Connected Design Data

Apache Cassandra is a popular NoSQL data store. It is built for massive scale and it is designed to run as a cluster with high availability.

Viewing a 3D model on a webpage or in a mobile app is really cool, but visualizing design data isn’t just about meshes and textures. In this class we will show you how the Forge Model Derivative API and JavaScript viewer give you access to the valuable data associated with each model component that is extracted from the original design file. We will take that a step further and connect those models to an external database to add even richer data. Finally, we will stylize the model to turn a model into a powerful, intuitive reporting tool.

Wednesday, June 15
2:25 PM - 3:25 PM
Class type Presentation

Room: Design Den

Who Should Attend:

  • Web or mobile application developers.
  • Technical leads

Business Solutions Using Photogrammetry and Web 3D Viewing

Learn from early adopter Dotty how to get started using the Forge Platform for business solutions without any knowledge of programming. Through case studies of a few of their projects, they will demonstrate how innovative companies can use the Forge Platform to leapfrog their competition, including:

  • Implementing photogrammetry solutions for companies like Oakley to take accurate, scaled face scans using iPhones.
  • How the Model Derivative API and Viewer enabled companies like Sykes and Transcom to more consistently and quickly train their call-center assistants; and how its use on the production floor resulted in huge improvements in call handling times and customer satisfaction.
  • A look to the future showing how Dotty has connected DottyView online viewer to DottyAR, – one of the first cloud Augmented Reality platforms globally.
Wednesday, June 15
3:55 PM - 4:55 PM
Class type Presentation

Room: Design Den

Who Should Attend:

  • Programmers and business owners interested in photogrammetry, 3D visualization and Augmented Reality.

Building a Drone Imagery Service

3D Robotics builds drones and drone imagery services for construction, inspection, and surveying. Each drone survey can result in hundreds of high resolution images that must be uploaded to the Autodesk Reality Capture API to be converted into a textured three-dimensional mesh. This talk will discuss the challenges faced by 3D Robotics in managing such large datasets, and explain how they architected their server to solve these challenges by integrating Scala, Couchbase, and an array of other technologies with the Reality Capture API.

Wednesday, June 15
5:05 PM - 6:05 PM
Class type Presentation

Room: Design Den

Who Should Attend:

  • Programmers and Technical Leads interested in photogrammetry.

The Path to Forge

For decades, software development was almost exclusively aimed at exploiting Moore’s Law and on point solutions. The focus was on “closed systems”. The dominant pattern was to compute locally and publish to share. Data was locked into proprietary file formats. Customers were locked into solutions by high switching costs.

Then came “The Cloud”. Too many early adopters viewed the cloud as “your software running on someone else’s computer”, when it should be viewed as a set of connected systems: PCs, servers, phones, buildings, machines, wearables … everything connected.

In this presentation I will talk you through the journey Autodesk has taken to move its intellectual property (code) from the desktop to the cloud, explain the lessons learned along the way, and answer questions such as: How do you convert a point solution to a distributed architecture? What happens to all those proprietary data formats? Is the move to the cloud a restart or an incremental improvement?

Thursday, June 16
10:50 AM - 11:50 AM
Class type Presentation

Room: Fire House

Who Should Attend:

  • Programmers and Technical Leads

Implementing Rich Applications in the Browser

Cloud based web applications running in the browser have fundamental advantages over their desktop based siblings: They run on any device and are not tied to a certain operating system. The transition to web applications can solve many of the deployment problems and facilitates effortless real-time collaboration in a connected world.

However, implementing rich browser applications is challenging. Besides general technical limitations, leveraging existing technology is far from trivial. In this presentation we will discuss these and other challenges based on selected browser-based applications developed at Autodesk. Moreover, we will show how Forge technology can help to accelerate application development and improve the development experience.

Thursday, June 16
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Class type Presentation

Room: Festival Main

Who Should Attend:

  • Anyone interested in learning more about the future of rich application development on the Forge platform.

Drawings! Drawings! Everywhere!

AutoCAD DWG files are widely used in many industries today, the Forge platform provides REST APIs to unlock the data inside them or to create new ones. This class will show how to securely connect Forge to various data storage services where your DWGs reside. It will demonstrate how to access a database while processing a DWG, a critical piece for many customers who embed database keys in their DWG files. Finally, we will look at how a real world customer uses the Design Automation APIs today.

Thursday, June 16
2:05 PM - 3:05 PM
Class type Presentation

Room: Festival Main

Collaborating with Design Data

Learn how to combine the Forge Model Derivative, Viewer, Markup, Commenting and Data Management APIs to create powerful review and collaboration workflows around your design.

Thursday, June 16
3:35 PM - 4:35 PM
Class type Presentation

Room: Design Den

Who Should Attend:

  • Web or mobile application developers
  • Technical leads.

Free Your Design Data

Is this the end of the proprietary file format? The Forge Model Derivative API allows you to easily translate your design files to different formats and also extract data from those files for you to use almost anywhere. In this class we will introduce these APIs by walking you through a series of sample code demonstrations.

Thursday, June 16
4:40 PM - 5:40 PM
Class type Presentation

Room: Design Den

Who Should Attend:

  • Programmers
  • Technical Leads
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4. Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC)

A meeting point for people who are concerned with our built environment. Topics in this track include cloud-based collaboration for construction and building management; workflows connecting Building Information Modeling (BIM) with fabrication; and Generative Design.

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Integrate and Extend Your Construction Ecosystem with BIM360 HQ APIs and Forge

The BIM 360 web services simplify collaborative workflows from pre-construction through field management to handover of a construction project. In this session, we will discuss a new area of the BIM 360 API: HQ APIs for unified account administration and data across BIM 360. HQ APIs allow customers to integrate with BIM 360 and extend their construction eco-system to automate workflows, reduce manual data entry and improve data quality.

The HQ API plays a critical role as part of the Forge platform, providing a secure and single point of integration for customer accounts, into their projects, partner companies, user management, and other account level information. We will introduce the basic functionalities of the HQ API and present use cases on how early adopters such as Layton Construction and JE Dunn Construction are leveraging this API to add value to their construction ecosystem. We will also share the latest developments and future direction for the BIM 360 product line and APIs

Wednesday, June 15
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Class type Presentation

Room: Design Den

Who Should Attend:

  • Programmers interested in AEC and BIM.

Extend BIM 360 Docs with the Issues Service API

The Issues Service will be one of the first BIM360 next-generation APIs available in Forge. It allows users to create issues related to documents that are stored either in BIM360 Docs, or even more broadly within the Forge ecosystem. In this session, we will introduce the Issues Service API. We’ll walk you step-by-step through using the Issues API and show you what is possible through a series of demonstrations of practical examples.

Wednesday, June 15
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Class type Presentation

Room: Gallery 308

Who Should Attend:

  • Programmers interested in AEC and BIM.

hsbCAD: from AutoCAD to Revit to the Cloud

From CAD model to BIM, to CNC Machining, to 3D printing – this is the story of how a small, innovative company can have a huge impact on their industry. hsbCAD, a Forge early adopter, will explain how they are taking advantage of the depth and breadth of the Forge platform to enhance their existing software tools, connect them together to create improved workflows, and bring them closer to designers and builders.

Wednesday, June 15
5:05 PM - 6:05 PM
Class type Presentation

Room: Gallery 308

Who Should Attend:

  • Programmers, business owners or entrepreneurs.

Bringing BIM to Facility Management with Forge – Collaboration in the Cloud

FM:Systems detail how they are using the Forge Model Derivative API and Viewer to enable their customers to move to BIM for Facility Management. We will explore the challenges facing organizations who are managing large dynamic facility portfolios and how Autodesk solutions were a natural fit to help transition FM:Systems customers to true Lifecycle BIM for Facility Operations and away from traditional CAFM (Computer-Aided Facility Management) based solutions.

Thursday, June 16
10:50 AM - 11:50 AM
Class type Presentation

Room: Design Den

Who Should Attend:

  • Programmers and business owners.

Free Your BIM Data

The Forge Model Derivative API allows you to easily translate your design files to different formats and extract data from those files for you to use almost anywhere. Through demonstrations and dissections of sample applications, we will show how these APIs can enhance your BIM work flows – paying particular attention to extracting information from your Revit Models and enhancing the Collaboration for Revit workflows.

Thursday, June 16
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Class type Presentation

Room: Design Den

Who Should Attend:

  • Programmers interested in AEC and BIM.

The Future of Making Buildings: Forms Follow Formulae

Computation can apply to far more than recording and communicating decisions about buildings through drawings. More than 50 years ago, advanced architecture and engineering firms foresaw the potential for technology to become an exploratory partner in the design and building process. Now this potential is being realized through the intersection of captured project intent, shared expertise, known physical and regulatory constraints, and scalable cloud computing. Autodesk is investing in this future, creating a platform to capture and express building expertise in the context of project requirements to rapidly arrive at possible solutions. This session will summarize three years of research and development in generative form and highlight current customer collaborations and coming development opportunities for the Autodesk partner network.

Thursday, June 16
3:35 PM - 4:35 PM
Class type Presentation

Room: Festival Main

Who Should Attend:

  • Anyone interested in the future of software in the AEC industry.

Toward the Next Generation of BIM

For the last decade, the building and construction industries have embraced the concept of BIM (Building Information Modeling) as the driver toward more unified, integrated modeling and processes. At the center of BIM is data that represents the building and process around it, and this data is becoming far more important than the tools that create it.

Where is BIM heading next? How the next generation of BIM is like? A panel of BIM experts will consider these questions from various perspectives: modeling tools, construction management, real world construction, and building owners and occupants; and discuss their latest work and ideas about future of BIM

Thursday, June 16
4:40 PM - 5:40 PM
Class type Panel

Room: Festival Main

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5. Design & Manufacturing

Learn from peers and industry experts how you can accelerate and manage your design and fabrication workflows and address new industry opportunities by exploiting the critical and complex intersection of software, hardware, materials, and communities.

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The Power of Communities for Design and Manufacturing

One of the most powerful aspects of connecting design and manufacturing applications to the cloud is the ease by which one can take advantage of communities for collective intelligence and capabilities.

Come see how communities of designers, subject experts, fabricators, and manufacturers that can be used directly at the point of design by connecting them through the Forge platform. Hear how new business models and strategies are changing the landscape of worldwide manufacturing.

Wednesday, June 15
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Class type Presentation

Room: Gallery 308

Who Should Attend:

  • Developers
  • Business leads

Integration and Extension of a Cloud Security Model within Enterprise systems

This class will examine how to integrate cloud PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) with SSO (Single Sign On), Saml, Active Directory for controlling file and record access on approved devices. We’ll also showcase a customer use case in production.

Wednesday, June 15
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Class type Presentation

Room: Fire House

Who Should Attend:

  • Developers, Designers and Engineers, Start-Ups, Entrepreneurs, Venture Capitalists, Incubators and Accelerators

10 Great Fusion 360 Sample Applications

This class will inspire you to come up with your own great ideas by showing you some of the great Fusion 360 apps other people have written. This class will demonstrate and dissect 10 reference examples of applications built with the Fusion 360 API to show you the art of the possible.

Wednesday, June 15
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Class type Presentation

Room: Make Space

Who Should Attend:

  • Developers
  • Project leads

Introduction to Forge 3D Print API Through Sample Applications

This class will demonstrate and dissect example applications that are built with Forge 3D Print APIs. You will learn workflows that are required to get your model ready for 3D printing, ways to integrate 3D printing with your own applications and how to manage your 3D printers from the cloud with Printer Management API capabilities. By the end of the class you will be inspired to come up with your own ideas for applications that can utilize 3D Print API supported on Forge.

Wednesday, June 15
2:25 PM - 3:25 PM
Class type Presentation

Room: Fire House

Increasing Supply Chain and Manufacturing Capacity with Forge

In this discussion you will hear how manufacturers are taking advantage of Forge to increase capacity on demand. Learn how companies are transforming manufacturing capacity by bringing these tools directly to the designer via connections to the Forge platform. Discover how connecting directly to users at the point of design helps bridge the gap to manufacturing.

Wednesday, June 15
3:55 PM - 4:55 PM
Class type Panel

Room: Make Space

Who Should Attend:

  • Developers
  • Designers

Design Content and Libraries with Forge

By connecting the design environment directly to the manufacturer’s design and part specifications through the cloud, a user now has unprecedented access to content.

This class will look at how to implement a connection directly to Forge from a web based catalog.

We will also look at some future work being done to develop closed loop design to purchase options for these catalogs. Look forward to getting a solid overview of the capabilities specifically with regards to delivering content to users through the Forge platform.

Wednesday, June 15
5:05 PM - 6:05 PM
Class type Presentation

Room: Firehouse

Who Should Attend:

  • Developers
  • Designers

Latest Advances in 3D Printing

Join 3D printing experts as they discuss how they’re evolving the 3D printing industry with new software development and initiatives at Autodesk’s Pier 9 workshop and “Factory of the Future.” They’ll share lessons learned from building new solutions like the cloud-based Forge Spark 3D printing services, Ember, the Autodesk 3D printer, and showcase partner applications built with the Spark APIs. Also get sneak peek at new tech to come and how to get involved.

Wednesday, June 15
3:55 PM - 4:55 PM
Class type Presentation

Room: Firehouse

Who Should Attend:

  • Technical leaders
  • Managers
  • Developers

Cloud PDM Demystified – The Future of File Management

This class will cover managing file attachments within Fusion Lifecycle – formally known as Autodesk PLM 360 – adding PDM functionality to Product Lifecycle Management (PLM). This will introduce file and design relationship APIs as well as how to manipulate them in PLM.

Thursday, June 16
10:50 AM - 11:50 AM
Class type Presentation

Room: Data Center

Who Should Attend:

  • Developers, Designers and Engineers, Start-Ups, Entrepreneurs, Venture Capitalists, Incubators and Accelerators

Off-the-Hook Evented Web Design Patterns

This class will explain how Fusion Lifecycle (formerly known as PLM 360) supports connecting tools without changing the existing architecture of the application, and with very little effort. We will demo and show under-the-hood of how PLM, powered by process engine and direct programming, can effortlessly and in real-time interconnect data, people and processes with numerous business solutions.

Thursday, June 16
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Class type Presentation

Room: Data Center

Who Should Attend:

  • Developers, Start-Ups, Entrepreneurs, Venture Capitalists, Incubators and Accelerators

Building Data Centric Applications on Forge

The Forge Data Management and Model Derivative Service APIs allow you to connect to design data in ways never before possible, allowing for the construction of new services and applications with data at the center of your design. This class will inspire your future creations by demonstrating and dissecting a series of design data-centric sample applications that use these APIs.

Thursday, June 16
2:05 PM - 3:05 PM
Class type Presentation

Room: Make Space

Who Should Attend:

  • Developers

Design Simulation with Forge

If ever there was an application perfectly suited to scalable cloud computing, it is design simulation. Learn how several companies are already using the Forge platform to create connected simulation environments that allow us to analyze designs in ways that have never before been possible.

Thursday, June 16
3:35 PM - 4:35 PM
Class type Presentation

Room: Data Center

Who Should Attend:

  • Developers
  • Designers
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6. Business Development

Learn about emerging opportunities in the manufacturing and AEC industries and get some practical tips on how to setup your startup for success.

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Forecast for Design, Make, and Use is Cloudy

Cloud technology holds enormous potential for positive impact on the way we design, make, and use products. In this session you will learn about how the cloud opens up opportunities to address questions and problems, in the context of product development, with ready answers and options from a vast network of information, infrastructure and expertise.

Thursday, June 16
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Class type Presentation

Room: Firehouse

Who Should Attend:

  • Startups and investors in the manufacturing space.

Startup to Scale: Manufacturing Best Practices and BizDev Opportunities

Learn about the problems startups have launching new high-tech hardware products – while also hearing about the opportunities to build a new business helping them solve these problems.

This session will present tips for how hardware startups can build prototypes and transition to production faster including effective practices for methodically generating pilot products and focusing on functionality. You will hear about new processes for product development and introduction. Additionally, experts will share insights about the latest trends and effective practices, including local product development and manufacturing, as well as ways in which to foster innovation and facilitate personal connections. Whether you are a hardware startup looking to reduce your time to market – or a software developer interested in building tools and services to help hardware startups, you’ll learn about opportunities to accelerate build your business.

Thursday, June 16
2:05 PM - 3:05 PM
Class type Presentation

Room: Firehouse

Who Should Attend:

  • Startups and investors in the manufacturing space

Idea - Fund - Execute

If you have the entrepreneurial spirit, an idea ready to get off the ground, or an existing company waiting to grow, this session is where you will start your journey. This session is more than information but rather an interactive sprint. The “right” cloud based business models scale fast.

Learn about, hypothesis evolution, customer discovery, creating an unfair advantage, developing a fund-able model, and managing the metrics that matter. Exploit the fragmentation of the AEC industry to create the next disruptive startup.

Thursday, June 16
3:35 PM - 4:35 PM
Class type Presentation

Room: Firehouse

Who Should Attend:

  • Startups and investors in the AEC space

Dancing with Elephants

As a small company or startup, partnering with a large, established company can be like dancing with an elephant – one small misstep and you get squashed. But the upside is well worth it for the fleet-footed. A large company can bring to the dance all those things that are scarce for you as a startup – money, people, time, industry expertise and a huge customer base. Learn how you can use leaders in the market such as Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, IBM and even Autodesk to stretch your marketing dollar, add virtual R&D staff to your team, finance your business growth – and accelerate your exit strategy.

Thursday, June 16
4:40 PM - 5:40 PM
Class type Presentation

Room: Firehouse

Who Should Attend:

  • Startups and Business Owners
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7. Internet of Things

Implementing Internet of Things at a commercial or industrial scale presents huge challenges in managing the production, consumption, storage, and movement of massive amounts of information; and the processing and presentation of that information in meaningful ways. Learn about the challenges and opportunities presented by the convergence of intelligent devices and big data.

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Why Now? The Ecosystem Conditions That Have Converged to Make IoT Possible

A panel of industry experts will discuss the economic and technological breakthroughs that have finally made it possible for developers to connect products and get meaningful data from them.

Wednesday, June 15
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Class type Panel

Room: Make Space

Who Should Attend:

  • Anyone with a general interest in IOT.

IoT Is Also for Existing “Things”

It seems that everything we buy these days is connected to the internet. Cars, Thermostats, Door knobs, even plants. But what about existing things. This is where DASBOX comes into play. During this session you will see just how easy it can be to connect just about every existing things – Buildings, machines, cities – to the web. It is now possible – with a single device – to collect a ton of precious data that will help you make better decisions about your “things”. You will also learn how easy it is to connect to the collected data using our open API and to consume it with your favorite Autodesk solutions. During the session we will make the full trip from collecting manufacturing data on a shop floor, to displaying it in an Autodesk software seamlessly.

Wednesday, June 15
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Class type Presentation

Room: Firehouse

Who Should Attend:

  • Product companies who are interested in using Forge APIs for designing and making their products

Building Value-Added Integrations with Autodesk’s IoT APIs

A technical overview of the Autodesk IoT APIs, including how to connect devices and how to view and export messages for use in other applications.

Wednesday, June 15
2:25 PM - 3:25 PM
Class type Presentation

Room: Make Space

Who Should Attend:

  • Developers interested in leveraging the IoT APIs to collect data from their connected devices and to use that data for other applications

The Business Model for IoT

Discover the many ways that industrial manufacturers, device providers, and system integrators can use the power of IoT to transform their business through new service-oriented offers.

Thursday, June 16
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Class type Panel

Room: Make Space

Who Should Attend:

  • Anyone with a general interest in the Internet of Things, or who is thinking about how to build a business around a connected product

Autodesk Research and IoT

A case study of how Autodesk Research developed a system to monitor and visualize building performance and how this infrastructure has grown to support IoT in a broader sense. The presentation will include a discussion of issues related to data capture and analysis for IoT and the longer-term opportunities in this field.

Thursday, June 16
2:05 PM - 3:05 PM
Class type Presentation

Room: Design Den

Who Should Attend:

  • Anyone with a general interest in the Internet of Things.

Getting on the Internet – connectivity options, features, benefits and limitations for Commercial IoT

A panel of experts debate the pros and cons of the various ways an IoT deployment can be connected to the Internet – for example using Cellular, Low Power Wide Area, , or Wi-Fi. The discussion will consider issues such as location, mobility, and security.

Thursday, June 16
3:35 PM - 4:35 PM
Class type Panel

Room: Make Space

Who Should Attend:

  • Anyone with a general interest in the IoT or who is trying to make a technology decision for their product.
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8. Bonus Workshops, Meetups, Parties & More!

Autodesk Forge DevCon is packed full of opportunities to learn, code, network, and have fun! This section lists a few bonus workshops and events to help you make the most out of your experience. Explore events in and around Ft. Mason and enjoy your time in San Francisco.

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Sessions

Protonight - Pair Programming Hack Session

2 people, 1 prototype, 0 commitment! Proto Night is brought to you by San Francisco Javascript Meetup Group and  is a fun night to get paired up with a random person to hack on whatever you want for 2 hours.  Event will be held at the Microsoft Reactor and RSVP here.

Monday, June 13
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Class type Hack Session

Who Should Attend:

  • Anyone!
  • First come first serve.

Pre-DevCon Workshops

Learn new skills and try out the Forge APIs at one of four hands-on workshops being held before the conference. Each workshop is limited to 25 people so sign up now to reserve your seat.

10:00 am – 4:00 pm: Model Derivative and Viewing API Workshop

10:00 am – 4:00 pm: Fusion 360 Client API Workshop

10:00 am – 4:00 pm: DesignDocs (AutoCAD I/O) API Workshop

6.30 pm – 9.30 pm: Photo-To-3D (ReCap Photo API) Workshop

Tuesday, June 14
Varies
Class type Workshop

Who Should Attend:

  • Anyone who wants to do a little prep work with the Forge APIs before the event.
  • Workshop capacity is 30 people
  • First come first serve

Official Pre-Party and Happy Hour with SF Startup

Join SF Startup, Autodesk Forge DevCon team and attendees at Hawthorn and make some friends before the conference. Reserve your space here!

Tuesday, June 14
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Class type Happy Hour

Who Should Attend:

  • Everyone!

OpenLate @ OpenDNS - How to find the Bacon number using Neo4j

Learn how to use graph databases to traverse through connected data and learn about the six degrees of separation. We will learn how to use cypher in order to find the shortest path between actors. Meetup will be at OpenDNS and you can RSVP here.

Tuesday, June 14
6:30 pm
Class type Meetup

Who Should Attend:

  • Developers
  • Anyone interested in Neo4j

Forge City + 3D Web Fest Reception

Check out the interactive Expo Hall, grab some drinks and network.

Wednesday, June 15
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Class type Reception

Who Should Attend:

  • Everyone

3D Web Fest

Amazing, delightful, and sometimes disturbing, 3D Web Fest is where art and technology collide. This fun event is free for Forge conference attendees and there is no need to register, $20 for others. 100% of attendee fees will be donated to support CODAME ART+TECH.

Wednesday, June 15
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Class type Evening Event

Who Should Attend:

  • Everyone

Forge Startup Mentoring

Ten lucky entrepreneurs will get the opportunity to have a private meeting with the Autodesk investment team, an Autodesk Industry Strategy expert, and an independent VC. Give them your pitch, get advice on how to grow your business and convince them to support your business opportunity. Submit your elevator pitch here to apply for this mentoring opportunity.

Thursday, June 16
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Class type Private

Who Should Attend:

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Startups

Forge City + Meetup Party

We’ve got an awesome venue and community at DevCon, so we’re bringing the local meetups to us! So stay put, network with your peers, and enjoy some drinks and food.

Thursday, June 16
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Class type Party

Who Should Attend:

  • Entrepreneurs

It’s time to Holographic Hack!

Get hands-on for fun, for learning, for inspiration, for prizes and for making new friends by participating in the SF Virtual Reality Meetup (SFVR) and Microsoft’s Holographic Hackathon. Space is limited to 100 people so don’t delay and submit your request to participate here. Under the “Company/Organization/Institution you’re with” be sure to include “I am a Forge DevCon-hacker” as special priority will be given to Forge DevCon attendees.

Friday, June 17
June 17 - June 19
Class type Hackathon

Who Should Attend:

  • VR Developers
  • VR Enthusiasts

10th Autodesk Forge Accelerator

Do you have Forge powered idea that you want to turn into a working prototype? Apply here to be part of a select cadre of developers that work shoulder-to-shoulder with Autodesk engineers for a week. Cut the learning curve, build a proof of concept and have fun in San Francisco.

Monday, June 20
June 20 - June 24
Class type Accelerator

Who Should Attend:

  • Startups
  • Startups
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Speakers

Forge DevCon featured an impressive lineup of keynote speakers that are pushing the boundaries of the Future of Making Things. 

Carl Bass

Carl Bass

CEO Autodesk

Mackenzie Kosut

Mackenzie Kosut

Principal Startup Evangelist, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Dona Sarkar

Dona Sarkar

Principal Product Person, Microsoft HoloLens

Mark Stocks

Mark Stocks

Director of Information Architecture, JE Dunn Construction

Robert Bodor

Robert Bodor

Vice President & General Manager, Americas, Proto Labs

Chris Anderson

Chris Anderson

Founder & CEO, 3D Robotics

Amar Hanspal

Amar Hanspal

Senior Vice President, Products, Autodesk

Thiago da Costa

Thiago da Costa

Senior Product Manager, Autodesk

Ben Cochran

Ben Cochran

Forge Software Architect, Autodesk

Padma Duvvuri

Padma Duvvuri

Head of Business Development, Electric Imp

Tom Jones

Tom Jones

Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services

Ben O’Donnell

Ben O’Donnell

Chief Technology Officer, BIMobjec

Sujee Maniyam

Sujee Maniyam

Founder & Principal, Elephant Scale

Farid Elias

Farid Elias

Software Architect, Globant

Freddy Rangel

Freddy Rangel

Front-End Engineer, HelloSign

Daniel Obodovski

Daniel Obodovski

Author, Innovation Advisor and Keynote Speaker

Samer Buna

Samer Buna

Lead Engineer, AgileLabs

Jay Olearain

Jay Olearain

Director Connected Solutions - IOT | Verizon

Ania Lipka

Ania Lipka

Principal Developer, Autodesk

Alex Tessier

Alex Tessier

Research Scientist, Autodesk Research

Kelly Cone

Kelly Cone

Innovations Director, The Beck Group

Peter Saint-Andre

Peter Saint-Andre

Vice President of Strategy, Filament

Dorian Ferlauto

Dorian Ferlauto

Founder & CEO, BriteHub

Jia Huang

Jia Huang

Software Engineer, 3D Robotics

Lucas Wang

Lucas Wang

CEO, HWTrek

Oleg Shilovitsky

Oleg Shilovitsky

Co-Founder & CEO, openBoM

Galia Traub

Galia Traub

Senior Software Engineer, BIM 360, Autodesk

Johannes Probst

Johannes Probst

Vice President Simulation Engineering

Derrick Calderon

Derrick Calderon

Vice President, Business Development, Ingenu

Todd Pritts

Todd Pritts

Chief Product Officer

Tracy McSheery

Tracy McSheery

CEO, PhaseSpace

Brian Haines

Brian Haines

Director, FM:Systems

Kristiaan Riemslagh

Kristiaan Riemslagh

Co-Founder and Software Architect, hsbCAD

Scott Miller

Scott Miller

CEO

Bill Young

Bill Young

Fabrication Specialist, ShopBot Tools Inc.

Mikako Harada

Mikako Harada

AEC Technical Lead, Autodesk

Ryan Susanna

Ryan Susanna

Director, Sales, Logisense

Tony Parisi

Tony Parisi

VP, Web and Open Technologies, Wevr

Josh Carpenter

Josh Carpenter

Product Designer for Immersive Computing, Google

Fernando Malard

Fernando Malard

Chief Technology Officer, OFCDesk

Aaron Smith

Aaron Smith

Director, Business Development, CDS

Shiya Luo

Shiya Luo

Developer Advocate, Autodesk

KP Reddy

KP Reddy

Venture Capitalist, Angel Investor, and AEC space expert

Wesley McCombe

Wesley McCombe

Co-Founder & COO, Dotty and 3D Orthotics

Lona Dallessandro

Lona Dallessandro

Business Development Lead, IoT, Autodesk

Ilya Pupko

Ilya Pupko

Vice President, Product Management, Jitterbit

Gabriel Nave

Gabriel Nave

Director, Business Development

Josh Worley

Josh Worley

Lead Designer, Opendesk

Ravi Dalli

Ravi Dalli

PLM Staff Engineer, Inphi

Ben Einstein

Ben Einstein

Patrik Chartrand

Patrik Chartrand

Founder & CEO, DASBox Inc.

Abhishek Singhal

Abhishek Singhal

CEO, Risersoft

Albert Szilvasy

Albert Szilvasy

Software Architect, Autodesk

Boris Shoov

Boris Shoov

Executive Vice President, AMC Bridge

Ajay Shah

Ajay Shah

Business Development, Dotty

Tomer Galon

Tomer Galon

Product Manager, Autodesk

Jim Quanci

Jim Quanci

Senior Director, Autodesk Forge Partner Development

Joel Pennington

Joel Pennington

Product Manager, LIVE Design Group, Autodesk

Patrick Hughes

Patrick Hughes

Industrial IoT Strategy, Verizon Wireless

Hagay Dvir

Hagay Dvir

Senior Product Manager and Chief Product Owner, Fusion Lifecycle

Will Sterbenz

Will Sterbenz

Software Architect, Fusion Lifecycle

Ben Schrauwen

Ben Schrauwen

Director, Product Development

Diego Tamburini

Diego Tamburini

Manufacturing Industry Strategist, Autodesk

Justin Berger

Justin Berger

Open Innovation & Strategic Partnerships Lead, FirstBuild

Manu Venugopal

Manu Venugopal

Senior Product Manager, Autodesk BIM360

Allan O’Leary

Allan O’Leary

Product Manager, Autodesk

Sandip Jadhav

Sandip Jadhav

EO CCTech

Sebastian Dunkel

Sebastian Dunkel

Software Developer, Autodesk

Phaneendra Kumar Divi

Phaneendra Kumar Divi

Software Development Manager, Autodesk

Saikat Bhattacharya

Saikat Bhattacharya

Technical Consultant, Autodesk

Adam Nagy

Adam Nagy

Developer Advocate, Autodesk

Martin Gasevski

Martin Gasevski

Product Manager, Fusion Lifecycle (F.K.A. PLM 360)

Brian Ekins

Brian Ekins

Principal Developer Consultant, Autodesk

Brian Schanen

Brian Schanen

Autodesk PLM Product Manager

Keith White

Keith White

Technical Consultant, Autodesk

Jeremy Tammik

Jeremy Tammik

Building &3D Web Coder, Autodesk

Patrick Rainsberry

Patrick Rainsberry

Business Development Manager

Anthony Hauck

Anthony Hauck

Director, Autodesk

Michael Beale

Michael Beale

Autodesk

Philippe Leefsma

Philippe Leefsma

Developer Advocate, Autodesk

Kean Walmsley

Kean Walmsley

Autodesk Research

Augusto Goncalves

Augusto Goncalves

Developer Advocate, Autodesk

Cyrille Fauvel

Cyrille Fauvel

Developer Advocate, Autodesk

Brian Ekins

Brian Ekins

Principal Developer Consultant, Autodesk