Longitude Media, publisher of Cadalyst, developed this blog. This content-rich blog is devoted to helping CAD users, CAD managers, and IT personnel optimize hardware for 3D CAD applications. Blog posts are developed by contributors who are experts in the area of professional hardware, 3D CAD software, or other related topics, including current bloggers, consultants, software resellers, freelance writers, and even CAD users/managers/IT personnel themselves.
|Tony DeYoung is community manager for FireUser.com, a web site focused on workstation graphics for professional CAD and visualization. Previous to this he was responsible for developing the community and vendor support for OpenGL on OpenGL.org, OpenCL on Khronos.org, and Acrobat 3D from Adobe.|
|Curt Moreno is the owner and editor of Kung Fu Drafter, a blog that is CAD centric and geek peripheral, and a CAD manager at a Houston, Texas-based engineering firm. He has recently begun to contribute to Cadalyst and AUGI and will speak at Autodesk University 2011. Curt currently lives in Houston where he enjoys spending time with his dog and horses. Reach him at www.kungfudrafter.com or follow him on Twitter at @WKFD.|
|Art Liddle is a former editor-in-chief of Cadalyst. He currently lives in Eugene, Oregon, and teaches physics at Springfield High School. He created and regularly updates the Cadalyst Systems Benchmark.|
|Brian Benton is a long-time contributor to Cadalyst and a services provider for CAD, GIS, 3D modeling, rendering and animation. Read his blog at CAD-a-Blog.com.|
|Alex Herrera is a consultant focusing on high-performance graphics and workstations, and he has more than 25 years of engineering, marketing and management experience in the semiconductor industry. Author of frequent articles covering both the business and technology of graphics, he is also responsible for the Workstation Report series, published by Jon Peddie Research.|
|Shaun Bryant – Training ConsultantOriginally from a civil/structural engineering background, Shaun has more than 24 years of hands-on experience with AutoCAD as a user and a CAD manager and has worked in the Autodesk channel in sales, support and training.He has a varied background, comprising of eleven years as a CAD & FM consultant/trainer, three years in sales, pre-sales and business development and nine years industry experience as a CAD manager/user. Shaun also provides consultancy, bespoke training courses, manuals and video learning for clients of his own business, CADFMconsultants.
He is currently a Director on the Board of Autodesk User Group International (AUGI). He is also Vice-Chairman of the Autodesk UK/Ireland Authorised Training Centre Advisory Board (ATCAB) and a member of Autodesk’s Secondary Education Advisory Board.
|Ron LaFon was a contributing editor for Cadalyst and the magazine’s principal hardware reviewer for 17 years. He passed away in May 2011.|
|Mark Shaw and James Ecklund are co-owners of Stored Technology Solutions, Inc., an IT company that provides and supports hardware and software solutions designed specifically for business — helping make Information Technology solutions work for your company, instead of working around your IT infrastructure.|