One of the stars that kept popping up all over the place at SWW8 was the famous/infamous Matt Lombard.Â As mentioned, I attended his Hybrid Modeling breakout session.Â Before showing up, I didn’t know what to expect.Â First of all, his breakout session was in one of the large rooms, that could seat possiblyÂ 500 people.Â I don’t really know.Â I know it was pretty full in comparison to other sessions this year.Â I’m not going to go into too much detail about the session’s agenda since I covered that already.Â Instead, there are other items of note.Â
In a moment of surreal quality, right in the middle of an audience member asking him a question, Matt recognizes him and declares something along the line, “I’ve been looking all over for you! I have it right here.”Â He then proceeds to find a copy of his SolidWorks book and brings it down to his faithful attendee.Â At the same time, I see a hand reach out from the front row or so grasping some amount of dollar bills.Â Matt makes the exchange, declaring some self-derogatory statement and continues the presentation.Â
This photo here is of Matt lording over the model he is about to render subservient to his will.
Two other moments came up where he recognized others in the audience (if I remember right, SolidWorksÂ perennials of some sort) Â and declared his complete amazement that they where there listening toÂ little ol’ him.Â Just because you write a highly regarded book about SolidWorks doesn’t preclude you from being in awe of others.
The session was informative and entertaining in the shear unexpected natural phenomenon known as Matt Lombard.Â