Scott Sheppard (email@example.com) 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, Autodesk Freewheel, Project Draw, Boomless Chameleon, Wiimote Navigation, Project Showroom, and Project Twitch technology previews via Autodesk Labs. [2 years]
- 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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