3D Basecamp 2010!!!!!

Re: 3D Basecamp 2010!!!!!

Postby solo » Fri Jul 02, 2010 7:02 pm

I'm interested, not yet invited however.
I really enjoyed the last one in California.

However with the recession and work in general being slow I am probably not going make it for financial reasons either.
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Re: 3D Basecamp 2010!!!!!

Postby Chris Fullmer » Fri Jul 02, 2010 7:06 pm

Well I hope you do get to make it Pete. But I understand the cost thing. I think we might cut our planned vacation in July back by a few days and switch them over to this. My wife loves that idea. We leave our family vacation early so I can go on my own vacation and leave her at home with the kids, our youngest just starting Kindergarten (first year of school here) the same week I'll be gone......she's thrilled! :|

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Re: 3D Basecamp 2010!!!!!

Postby leedeetee » Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:21 pm

I would love to come over to something like this. As has been mentioned, it's just the cost of getting there from the UK. :shock:
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Re: 3D Basecamp 2010!!!!!

Postby thomthom » Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:33 pm

For those not in the US - would you have been able to get there if it had been announced further in advance? Just interesting to hear what people say - in my case I would have if I had time to plan ahead. Could be useful to point out to Google for the next event what would have worked better for those of use across the ocean.
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Re: 3D Basecamp 2010!!!!!

Postby Rich O Brien » Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:54 pm

If I had an invite and lots of notice I would have definitely attended. But 8 weeks to find €2k is a big ask. Would like to see if a European event could be organised for early 2011. Even if it's not Google related, maybe sponsored, so members could meet and network.

Even something on the east coast would make a dramatic difference in price of flights. But I'm unaware if Google has facilities to hold something there?
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Re: 3D Basecamp 2010!!!!!

Postby thomthom » Fri Jul 02, 2010 9:18 pm

rclub24 wrote:But 8 weeks to find €2k is a big ask.

Prices will probably higher right up close to the event. One need to book in advance to get ok prices. I'm a bit puzzled that since this event before, surely someone must have expressed this before.
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Re: 3D Basecamp 2010!!!!!

Postby Serge.N » Fri Jul 02, 2010 9:51 pm

I can understand why it's on invitation only and why it's limited to 200 people. But I'm sure that a lot of people who are not invited (deadline is today), would have come, starting with me and two of my colleagues (nothing in my mailbox :( , but it's not surprising, whatever we do with SketchUp, I'm sure we are still under the radar of the organizers).

It would like to see someone organizing a convention or something like this. One year in the USA, one year in Europe (should we have one year in Asia?). If the dates are always the same or known well before, I'm sure there will be a lot of people and certainly some sponsors. I'm sure the challenge is not to have people coming but to keep the spirit of a basecamp and limit the fees to ... let say 0 :)

Now, I make a wish: That everyone who wants to attend this Basecamp can do it, at least thanks to a Webinar.

(PS: I'm not sure what would be the most efficient way to communicate during the webinar, but I'm sure that if after each session the speaker come on a Wave or something allowing interaction, the exchanges would be very interesting and productive).
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Re: 3D Basecamp 2010!!!!!

Postby solo » Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:00 pm

But I'm sure that a lot of people who are not invited (deadline is today),


Did not know that.


(nothing in my mailbox , but it's not surprising, whatever we do with SketchUp, I'm sure we are still under the radar of the organizers).


Nothing in mine either so I can deduce the same.
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Re: 3D Basecamp 2010!!!!!

Postby david_h » Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:27 pm

Deadline today? How does one even register???
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Re: 3D Basecamp 2010!!!!!

Postby Serge.N » Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:45 pm

I read in the FAQ http://sites.google.com/site/3dbasecamp2010/faq

"Who can attend the event?
To attend the event, you must be 18 years of age or older and receive an invitation from us."

"What is the registration and confirmation timeline for the event?
July 2 - Round 1 registration deadline
July 13 - Nomination form due
July 14 - Nominee invitations are sent out via e-mail
July 21 - Deadline for nominees to register
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So there's still hope as July 2nd is not over yet :geek: and more important, if there's a round 1, there should be a round 2 somewhere to have the 200 attendees "How many event invitations will be extended?
The precise number of invitations we extend will depend on the amount of space we have available, but we estimate the number to be about 200."
So keep your fingers crossed as some of you are very active here and this site has been the first a Google Evangelist pointed out as a place to look when I asked a very specific question during last AIA.


By the way, is there somewhere the list of event where Google is exhibiting to promote SketchUp? At least there's AIA convention. But anyone knows the others, if any?
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Re: 3D Basecamp 2010!!!!!

Postby Chris Fullmer » Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:59 pm

They used to have a listing of all the events the Google SketchUp team was going to attend worldwide. I'll see if I can find that link somewhere.

And today was the last day for the first round of invitees to register. So if you already got invited, make sure yoo go register if you want to attend! Then those who were already invited submit a list of (upto 10) candidates they would like to see attend. Then it looks like those people will be selected somehow to fill in the rest of the open seats. And they will be notified by July 14, and have to register by the 21st.

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Re: 3D Basecamp 2010!!!!!

Postby Wo3Dan » Fri Jul 02, 2010 11:57 pm

thomthom wrote:For those not in the US - would you have been able to get there if it had been announced further in advance? .......

I for one would certainly have tried to find other sources to get to Boulder if I had known earlier. I waited to say "No" till today and it hurts. As it is now, we have made our plans for this summer/vacation and I just can't afford what it takes to also travel+stay to attend 3D Basecamp. Maybe next time I can extend my visite USA to see some friends in San Francisco.

(If I can make someone (who is really interested+can afford) happy by nominating, let me know).

I hope all who attend the "unconference" will have a great time in Boulder.

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Re: 3D Basecamp 2010!!!!!

Postby jbacus » Sat Jul 03, 2010 12:36 am

Hi guys,

As always, enthusiasm for 3D Basecamp is high– both here at SketchUcation and with the SketchUp team at Google. I think we're going to have a great event again this year, and I look forward to seeing all of you that can make it. I appreciate the difficulty traveling to Boulder represents for those of you on the other side of the world, but we just couldn't swing an event in Europe this time around. We talked about it, but in the end we decided to celebrate our birthday at home here in Boulder.

Since there seems to be some uncertainty here on the invitation process, let me try to clarify. We are trying something a bit different this year. The idea was to invite a group of folks who we knew, and let them invite some people they knew, and so on until we filled up the available spots. Many regulars on this forum have been invited, and each of them can nominate ten more folks for the next wave of invites. Those folks have until the 13th of July to make their nominations.

So if you want to come, and you didn't get an invite yet... speak out here and ask for someone to nominate you!


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Re: 3D Basecamp 2010!!!!!

Postby Rich O Brien » Sat Jul 03, 2010 12:56 am

Thanks for the heads up :thumb:
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Re: 3D Basecamp 2010!!!!!

Postby boofredlay » Sat Jul 03, 2010 3:14 am

Well I hope I get picked from the nomination pool as I have the means and time to go. I am sure it will be a good time.
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Re: 3D Basecamp 2010!!!!!

Postby watkins » Sat Jul 03, 2010 9:00 am

Okay, so it's nothing more than an office party, a bean feast for the boys. We can all go back to sleep!
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Re: 3D Basecamp 2010!!!!!

Postby TIG » Sat Jul 03, 2010 10:25 am

He says 'most regular members on this forum have been invited'... but I haven't, neither has Solo and several other 'regulars'... It'd be interesting to make an anonymous poll to see who actually has been invited. I can't help but feel that we are being 'sidelined' for whatever nefarious greater Google purpose :?
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Re: 3D Basecamp 2010!!!!!

Postby Chris Fullmer » Sat Jul 03, 2010 10:33 am

He said "many", not "most". Big difference there.

I'm confused, why call it an office party? Do you want to go or not? If you do, speak up. Lets get as many SCF people there as possible.

Which is better, the system last time where they randomly selected individuals, many of who were only vagualey familiar with SU. Or this method where they invite people they know, and let them nomiate the rest. (I'm not sure which I think is better honestly).
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Re: 3D Basecamp 2010!!!!!

Postby watkins » Sat Jul 03, 2010 12:21 pm

Dear Chris,

Okay, the 'office party' remark was a bit of a throwaway comment, but the description of the organisation behind the Basecamp (message by jbacus) prompted the remark. Maybe I have missed the purpose of the Basecamp, but it does seem that someone in the office said, "hey guys, are we having a Basecamp this year, it's getting kind of late to organise it now? Who are we going to invite". Perhaps that is where this thread should be going. Google and the SU community should be asking the question:

In addition to a meeting for enthusiasts, what should the purpose of a Basecamp be?

Even if I was a competent SU artist or Ruby master, and had been invited, I still wouldn't commit time and funds to going without seeing the attendees list and the list of presentations. To be frank, I found last year's Basecamp rather disappointing as many of the presentations were pitched at the intermediate level SU user, and sometimes the newbie. The Basecamp should be a meeting of professionals and/or expert SU users and plugin developers. By all means have sessions for tricks and technqiues, and for all level users, but most of us (forgive my presumption here) want to see the boundaries being pushed, which should also include how Sketchup interfaces with other programs (CAD programs and rendering engines).

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Re: 3D Basecamp 2010!!!!!

Postby Serge.N » Sat Jul 03, 2010 3:03 pm

Quite an interesting question: What is the purpose of the Basecamp?

There are so many possible answers that with only 200 people I imagine that some attendees won't find anyone to have a valuable "Unconference" session. For example, if my team and myself were invited (3 people but I'm still not posting a request here as suggested in one post here. I would have to double check for the budget and our agenda before), some topics I'd like to discuss are the usage of SketchUp as a BIM 5D system; how to really program Dynamic Component (in Java or Ruby) and turn SketchUp into an event-driven programming system; Green buildings and SketchUp; Controlling the real world through SketchUp (we have interesting results there); ...

I have two questions:
1) Is a Webinar or at least a live broadcast over the Internet is planned or not?
2) I'm quite interested in knowing the list of topics you would like to exchange on during a BaseCamp.
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Re: 3D Basecamp 2010!!!!!

Postby david_h » Sat Jul 03, 2010 4:08 pm

i wanna go. .. . if nothing more than a reason to hang out in Boulder for a few days. nice.

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Re: 3D Basecamp 2010!!!!!

Postby tolmandesign » Sat Jul 03, 2010 7:02 pm

:fecstatic: :fecstatic: I will make travel arrangements today! Looking forward to Basecamp 2010! Anybody from the SF Bay Area going? :fecstatic: :fecstatic:
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Re: 3D Basecamp 2010!!!!!

Postby arqpadao » Sun Jul 04, 2010 4:06 pm

Hello Guys,
What wonder that this meeting of passionate Sketchup, I am sorry for not being able to participate either by distance, whether the commitments.
But I'll leave a request to the organizers of this event, please consider the possibility of a meeting for all of Latin America, taking place in Brazil.
It would be wonderful.
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Re: 3D Basecamp 2010!!!!!

Postby dylan » Mon Jul 05, 2010 4:39 pm

It seems like a pretty good system to me, although people may find it short notice.

To have a smaller event like this and by inviting long standing members of the SU community, who in turn invite who they see as deserving people, the event will be pretty full of experienced and knowledgable people. Sounds great!
To be honest, whichever way Google would have chosen to do this would have created the same amount of unrest.

One of the difficult things for some members to deal with is the problem of feeling hurt because they did not receive an invite. It's difficult to please everyone.

I think people need to think carefully about committing to go unless they really intend to. Many of us want to go, but there is a difference between wanting and being able to due to time or money.

I say goodluck to all who receive invites and manage to make it.
I look forward to the online seminars.
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Re: 3D Basecamp 2010!!!!!

Postby thomthom » Mon Jul 05, 2010 4:57 pm

Who want to got to Basecamp and are able to go to Basecamp and intend to go to Basecamp if they are invited?
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Re: 3D Basecamp 2010!!!!!

Postby boofredlay » Mon Jul 05, 2010 6:27 pm

I do.
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Re: 3D Basecamp 2010!!!!!

Postby Serge.N » Mon Jul 05, 2010 7:38 pm

I do too,

well actually we are a team of three using SketchUp and developing plugins to explain, prescribe and sale dynamic passive solutions. But we figure out that three individuals coming from the same firm would be too much (it's more than 1% of the attendees), even if each of us does have a real added value to the other. So we limit ourselves to 1 and it's not me (now if the organizers disagree, ...)

I saw my colleagues posting a message here to ask if someone can send him an invitation. But I still not see his post. So if you send me the invitation (or 3 :D ) then I will transmit it to him. If we receive two invitations (after all, you might reply to me and after to him, we will immediately warn the one inviting us that we are all set).

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Re: 3D Basecamp 2010!!!!!

Postby utiler » Tue Jul 06, 2010 12:12 am

Boofredlay wrote:I do.


+1.

If I can get reasonable flights to the US....
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Re: 3D Basecamp 2010!!!!!

Postby khintanar » Tue Jul 06, 2010 5:36 am

thomthom wrote:Who want to got to Basecamp and are able to go to Basecamp and intend to go to Basecamp if they are invited?


I want to go, I am able to go (live in California)and intend to go if nominated by someone here. I doubt a direct invitation will be forthcoming since I am not a regular contributor to the forum.

Seriously, I would love to go. I was lucky enough to get an invitation to the last one at Google Headquarters here in CA and had a great time. It sure contributed to expanding my professional use of SU.
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Re: 3D Basecamp 2010!!!!!

Postby Rich O Brien » Tue Jul 06, 2010 11:06 am

I'm in need of a nomination if there's one to spare?
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