Microdesk’s Peter Marchese and Jessica Chambers to Present at Autodesk University 2017

This coming November, Microdesk’s own Peter Marchese, Senior Technology Evangelist – one of the company’s many AEC software and technology experts – will present at the Autodesk University 2017 conference in Las Vegas. He will discuss utilizing Stingray to create streamlined Revit workflows and optimize models’ BIM properties.

“After being notified that one of my proposals had been selected, I was happy, but it’s at that moment that the real work begins,” says Marchese. “Being selected to present is an honor and comes with the responsibility to deliver on what was submitted and what the attendees are expecting and wanting to learn. So while some work may have been done toward a presentation prior to it being approved, once it’s been accepted ꟷ it’s on.”

During his hour-long presentation, Marchese will instruct Revit and Stingray users on best practices for Revit families, how to devise workflows that transfer data from Revit to Stingray (and what to do with the data once it’s there), and more.

“I enjoy teaching and helping others, and I find that going to events like AU offer an opportunity to do just that, and typically to a different audience than I might see otherwise. I take a lot of pride in the presentations and documents I create, and am very pleased when the people I work with have learned something new or are more confident going forward because of something I was able to offer them,” says Marchese.

Marchese will present on Thursday, November 16th from 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. Reserve your seat today, and learn how to utilize Stingray and deliver better, faster, and more interactive methods to share your designs with others.

Jessica Chambers, Senior Consultant, will also present at AU Las Vegas this year. She will discuss her experience working with UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) to implement workflows utilizing Civil 3D, Map 3D, and InfraWorks to reduce the time spent on planning, analyzing, and designing settlements for refugees. Thanks to design experts like Chambers, UNCHR built communities for 450,000 refugees within six months.

“I’m routinely reminded that the software and services we provide to UNHCR are not only making a difference in their workflows, but ultimately result in providing shelter faster to the millions of refugees throughout the world. We’re not making glamorous buildings or intricate landscapes, but we are providing housing and planned communities for millions of people who need it the most,” says Chambers.

UNHCR connected with Microdesk almost two years ago at AU 2015, and had just begun to utilize Infrastructure Design Suite in their workflow. Within a year, Microdesk staff was in Switzerland training UNHCR officers on design, and how AutoCAD, Civil 3D, and InfraWorks can improve workflow efficiency. Microdesk published an article in June about Chambers’ work with UNHCR, and the impact the organization has made on refugee displacement. By utilizing Autodesk applications, UNHCR and Microdesk staff were able to design safe, comfortable communities for thousands of refugees 30 percent faster.

“Sharing UNHCR’s story offers me the chance to communicate to other Autodesk users that using the products does not have to result in the most innovative designs, but can be used to develop the smartest designs with available resources,” added Chambers. “Leading the effort in communicating the capabilities of the Autodesk software to UNHCR has reinvigorated my career and provided me with a purpose and path to develop skillsets that can better my clients, so they can continue to improve the world around them.”

Chambers will present on Tuesday, November 14th from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Reserve your seat today.