Cadalyst Announces Winner of Hot Tip Harry Challenge 2008

28 Oct, 2008 By: Nancy Spurling Johnson

AutoCAD tip contributor Joel Harris receives trip to Autodesk University in Las Vegas.

Cadalyst awarded a trip to Autodesk University 2008 to AutoCAD tip contributor Joel Harris. The trip is the grand prize in Cadalyst's year-long Hot Tip Harry Challenge 2008 contest.

Joel Harris
Harris was selected in a random drawing of all authors of tips published this year in Cadalyst's popular "Hot Tip Harry" column of AutoCAD customization tips. He will receive airfare, lodging, and a full pass to Autodesk University 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada, held December 2-5.

Harris has worked for Anvil Corporation in Bellingham, Washington, for 18 years as a piping designer and technology specialist.  His first introduction to AutoCAD was in 1986, when he worked for Autodesk third-party developer Synthesis. In 1989 he became an AutoCAD reseller in Bellingham and taught AutoCAD classes at Bellingham Technical College.

At Anvil, design is based primarily in AutoCAD, Harris says, and the company has a few MicroStation seats as well. “I love reading the ‘Hot Tip Harry’ tips to see if there is anything that would be of use to our AutoCAD users, or any new way of optimizing AutoCAD.  The ‘Harry’ contributors are always coming up with new things, and I like to do my best to stay abreast. I also receive Cadalyst magazine and e-newsletters, and I visit the web site frequently. Whenever a colleague has questions about a particular software or current event, I go to the web site first.”

This will be Harris’ first trip to Autodesk University. “I’ve been to many other Autodesk events in the past -- trade shows, CAD Camp -- so if it is anything like those, I know AU will be fun and informative.  I hope to learn a lot about the newest AutoCAD releases and the plant design verticals that Autodesk is developing.”

Editor’s note: Check out all Cadalyst’s AutoCAD tips and programming resources on Submit your AutoLISP or VBA customization routines today for a chance to win a Cadalyst t-shirt or $100 monthly top tip prize in 2009.

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