Here are some images from a conference we shot a few weeks ago for one of the leading 3D CAD Design Software companies, SolidWorks. We’ve photographed their annual conference every year for the past 4 years, and we love shooting their events because they always have really interesting keynote speakers and they really know how to throw a party. This year’s event was in our hometown at the San Diego Convention Center. Below are some of the keynote speakers, one being Tony Fadell, who created the first versions of the iPod and iPhone. He actually invented the Mp3 player. He just recently started a company called Nest that created and sells a new kind of thermostat for the home. The other speaker shown below is Mike Rowe, of Dirty Jobs, a show on the Discovery Channel. It’s really exciting to be around the people who design and create the products that makes our lives easier…Another big part of the conference is the parties! The company makes sure that their attendees have a good time, as you can see below. This year, they rented out two blocks of the Gaslamp Quarter for a block party that all of the restaurants on those blocks participated in. There was an awesome band, in photo above (The Trip), a few food trucks, belly dancers and Indian food, Spanish guitar, sangria and paella, burgers and beers, and just lots of fun. On the last day of the event, the event planning team, who has known us for a few years now, asked us to bring our little guy, Dylan by the Convention Center. So, Dylan, had a little tour of our workplace for the week… Such a fun week that was! Below is a shot of the attendees rushing the hall on the first day.
Mike Rowe, of the Discovery Channel Show ‘Dirty Jobs.’
Tony Fadell, designer of the first Mp3 player and iPod/iPhone and CEO of Nest.The attendees rushing the block party.Awesome DJ, Mike White, getting everyone ready to party.Dylan checking out the new Robot that was designed with Solidworks Software. This robot talks, dances, answers questions, and even does tai chi.