Scott Sheppard (firstname.lastname@example.org) has worked for Autodesk for 23 out of the last 25 years depending on if you count acquisitions and dot coms:
Scott was a software developer working on the HOOPS 3D graphics system as part of Ithaca Software when the company was acquired by Autodesk. [3 years]
After the acquisition, Scott was a software development manager for a few Autodesk products including Heidi, WHIP!, Volo View, and Buzzsaw — including when his department was spun out as buzzsaw.com and then reacquired by Autodesk two years later. [10 years]
In pursuit of a lower cost of living, Scott left the Bay Area for Phoenix and worked for Océ as the software development manager for Océ Plan Center — an online digital plan room. [2 years non-Autodesk]
Upon returning to Autodesk, Scott served as a DWF Technical Evangelist working with Autodesk partners on DWF-related applications and created the Beyond the Paper blog. [1 year]
For the subsequent year, Scott toiled as an Engineering Project Manager for DWF-related projects. [1 year]
Scott worked as a Software Development Manager as a member of the team that released:
- Project Freewheel (3D viewing in just a browser),
- Autodesk Freewheel (production version of Project Freewheel),
- Project Draw (2D diagramming),
- Boomless Chameleon (iPad-based virtual reality),
- Wiimote Navigation (navigating CAD data via game controller),
- Project Showroom (3D rendering on demand), and
- Project Twitch (running CAD on servers with low latency)
Scott is currently a Program Manager for Autodesk Labs which is a part of the Office of the Chief Technology Officer. In October of 2009 he relocated back to the Bay Area and now works at One Market Street in San Francisco, [6 years]
Scott earned his undergraduate degree in Computer Science from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (anyone remember Honeywell Multics?) and a Master's of Science, Computer Science degree from Arizona State University (ASU) in software engineering.
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