I was at the center of the digital world, Google's HQ, and I was speaking to an audience of professionals telling the story of how SketchUp changed my life: a learning tool, a tool that helped me get employed, and (since,) a tool that cirtainly helped me find the school of my choice (That being--shameless plug--Connecticut College.) Most importantly, SketchUp became my new canvas. I moved from building blocks to SketchUp's digital canvas, and it was really thanks to SketchUp that I've become interested in architecture.
[tl;dr: I was at Google's Headquarters for 3DBC in 2008, was the only student, and gave a presentation. SketchUp introduced me to architecture, my study in college]
So here's the important part (SKIP TO HERE):
I've been honored to be invited to Google SketchUp's 3D BaseCamp 2010, this coming September. This time, BaseCamp is being held in Boulder, CO., and is in unconference format. I won't be presenting again, but being able to go is truly an honor, for there was no registration process for the conference. Instead, you had to be nominated.
So, from August 31st-September 3rd, I'll be more than half-way across the country. I'll be missing sophomore year move in day, as well as the first two days of classes (really, only one day; I don't have classes on Fridays this semester).... but I KNOW this trip will be worth it.
I NEVER thought I'd go to Google's headquarters in my life.... for a geek like myself, that's just an unattainable fantasy. Not only did I go, AND present, but I've been invited back--abeit a different campus--for another life-changing trip. Lightening can strike twice, I guess.
I'll be reviving this blog for the trip--and hopefully for the future, too. Be sure to check back here.
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