The third SOLIDWORKS User Group, and the first outside of the US, SolidFacts turned twenty years old last week and I got to help them celebrate.

 

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20 years and counting

 

Haldun Olguner has been with the group since the beginning, and Duncan Gillis joined the team several years ago to give Hal a hand.  Together they continue to provide Melbourne, Australia SOLIDWORKS users with training, networking, and a friendly, casual environment to discuss engineering and design.

 

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Duncan Gillis and Alby "Hal" Olguner (there is a story)

 

Hal is also a member of the SWUGN Committee, and has been serving since 2005.  We tried to remember exactly when and where we first met, but the best we could do is narrow it down to either SOLIDWORKS World 2004 in Boston, or SOLIDWORKS World 2005 in Orlando.  No matter, we've been friends ever since.  Hal was gracious enough to show me some of the best sights that Melbourne has to offer, and I can't thank him enough.

 

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Sunday Sightseeing in Melbourne, Australia

 

Hal and Duncan will be joining us at SOLIDWORKS World 2018 in Los Angeles, so if you are attending the conference, make sure you look them up and give them a big congratulations.

 

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When you're 20, you get to have your cake and eat it too