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Lynn Allen Wins CAD Society Community Award

March 25th, 2005 Leave a comment Go to comments

The CAD Society, a not-for-profit CAD industry association, today announced that Autodesk Technical Evangelist Lynn Allen is the winner of the 2005 Joe Greco Community Award.

Previously known as The CAD Society Award for Community, the honor is given each year to one individual who has distinguished themselves by improving communication and developing community within the CAD industry, according to a Society announcement. The award has been renamed in memory of industry analyst and editor, Joe Greco, who died last year. Greco was President of the CAD Society at the time of his death.

The award will be presented at a ceremony on April 16 at COFES2005: The Congress on the Future of Engineering Software, at Scottsdale, Arizona.

For the past ten years Allen has written a monthly column in Cadalyst magazine called “Circles and Lines.” She started using AutoCAD software with Release 1.4, over 19 years ago, and has taught at the corporate and collegiate level for 13 years. A sought-after public speaker with a unique comedic style, Allen is one of the highest rated speakers every year at Autodesk University. In her role as Technical Evangelist she speaks to more than 20,000 AutoCAD users each year.

“Lynn is a great person and is and has been an expert in just about all aspects of AutoCAD for many years,” said Jeff Rowe, acting president of The CAD Society. “With her latest book, ‘AutoCAD 2002 Inside and Out’ she continues to show her dedication to helping the CAD community.”

Past winners include:

  • 2004, Randall Rath, founder of VBdesign.net
  • 2003, C.J. Shirk, regional sales director for SolidWorks and founder of an innovative retraining program
  • 2002, Ralph Grabowski, CAD journalist and author

The CAD Society is a not-for-profit industry association with the goal of fostering a community and encouraging open communication among those who make their living within the CAD industry including AEC, mechanical, manufacturing, and GIS.

iety seeks to create an informative community and to help improve the tools its members employ. This is achieved by providing an open forum of communication, which helps to illuminate the practices of industry vendors. It has been a leader in creating interoperability guidelines that encourage software vendors to develop applications that can openly share data.

Originally posted by Randall Newton from AECnews.com

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