FreeCAD presentation topics and development

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Re: FreeCAD presentation topics and development

Postby Joel_graff » Tue May 22, 2018 12:01 pm

Ohio Linux Fest has opened their call for proposals. I submitted a talk that will focus on FreeCAD.

Title:

Engineering, Open Sourced.

Abstract:
Free and open source software has dominated the technology sector across many domains, yet traditional engineering disciplines have proven a difficult environment in which open source has struggled to thrive. This is slowly changing as traditional engineering software grows increasingly expensive and new engineering technologies are quickly adopted in the open source world. This presentation will explore the technical and social value for adopting open source technology in traditional engineering workflows, the immediate challenges to adoption, and the importance of engineering professionals’ active participation in the development of free and open source engineering applications. Special attention will be given to the FreeCAD project, its uniqueness as an open source engineering tool, how it is rapidly evolving, and how it may become a powerful alternative for a world dominated entirely by expensive proprietary software.
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Re: FreeCAD presentation topics and development

Postby Kunda1 » Tue May 22, 2018 3:21 pm

Bravo!
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Re: FreeCAD presentation topics and development

Postby Joel_graff » Wed May 23, 2018 5:24 pm

Kunda1 wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 3:21 pm
Bravo!
Hoping they'll accept. I may not know until the end of July.
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Re: FreeCAD presentation topics and development

Postby Mark Szlazak » Thu May 24, 2018 1:56 pm

Sounds great. Haven’t watched your videos but here is research on education styles and content in STEM classes. Hopefully it maybe helpful.

http://nautil.us/blog/the-case-against-lectures
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Re: FreeCAD presentation topics and development

Postby Joel_graff » Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:27 am

My presentation went off well last Friday. A few issues in the demonstration portion, but otherwise, I'm reasonably happy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98W6PSfdx-k

I'm a little dismayed to realize after the fact how quickly I was speaking. And the audio isn't the best. My apologies. Still, this is representative of what I would present should I be able to present at Ohio LinuxFest, though I'm certain I'd change a number of things.

Anyway, direct link to the slides:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98W6PSfdx-k