Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Logo Competition for Irish Schools

This is a really nice idea. Google is showing an interest in the talents of Irish schoolgoers by sponsoring a competition to design a new version of their logo. 

"The winning student will have their doodle appear on the Google Ireland homepage for 24 hours.   They will also receive a laptop for themselves and one for their teacher, and their school will receive a €10,000 technology grant!"

Last year's winner 

SketchUp Ireland would love to publish work from any entrants (following winner announcement only!)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

3D Basecamp 2010 Report

Colorado is like a blurry dream now. What a great time we had, interesting people we met, and what a place. Boulder is a Western town nestled against the foothills of the Rockies.

Basecamp (imho) was an outstanding success. The atmosphere was buzzing from the minute we walked into the Dairy Centre (funny-named theater space) just down the street from the Google Boulder offices. So many SU faithful were gathered in one place in an atmosphere of sharing for three days (and nights)

We introduced a new video from Corb who this was ranting about CAD- "Computeur Aided Dinosaur" as he calls it...asking why are we still using.... Over the top and inconsiderate as always, here it is.... Thanks to Aidan Chopra for playing it! You're a brave man!

SketchUp 8 was announced at Basecamp!- The big features being solids, solid editing features, and more Google Earth Geomodelling enhancements. It looks pretty interesting- New ways of using SketchUp from a building modeller's perspective. Some people aren't happy with the developments but you can't please everyone. The main point is that SketchUp 8 makes SU a considerably more useful tool than previous releases.

Hello and thanks to all the wonderful people we met. Lets hope we did justice to all the people who wanted and deserved to be there but weren't lucky enough.