“These days, the youngsters are the ones doing all the innovating. They are the drivers behind the change we are seeing in engineering and design.” Civil Engineer, Johannesburg. June 2011
What if we're sitting at the fork in the road on our continent? One path leads to poverty and anarchy, a dead end. The other leads to a continent beginning to find its own voice, purpose and confidence. A path that leads to unprecedented innovation and development in a continent brimming with potential.
WHY A USER COMMUNITY FOR AFRICA?
- What if we created an online community, with the common thread being the diverse range of Autodesk software, which brought together Africa's brightest, smartest, most innovative, exciting and passionate talent?
- What if this collaborative space encouraged the sharing of networks, ideas, passion, solutions and stories?
- What if we brought all this talent into one space, not separated by geography or background but united by a common passion for Africa's future and a desire to use our skills and talents to realise this potential?
WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?
We believe that this is the most exciting time to be in Africa. Our goal is to create a community space which:
- Celebrates people;
- Nurtures the exchange of stories, knowledge and support;
- Encourages discussions, debates to solve workflow challenges;
- Marries on-line interactions with off-line face-to-face connections
We believe in the future of Africa and this is our contribution.
“We now have a situation in which the same sources that depicted Africa as a hopeless case ten years ago are now acknowledging that it can be the next global growth place.” U.N. Under Secretary, Abdoulie Janneh at the Africa Trade Forum, Ehtiopia
LOGIN (if you're already signed onto any of Autodesk's other communities, using their single sign-on) or JOIN.
Join our community and start connecting either as a member, contributor or collaborator. The more diverse our members, the deeper our wealth of knowledge, the broader our reach the more effective our community. So spread the word and get connected.
WANT TO JOIN OUR TEAM?
We're growing our team from the ground up, so if you'd like to be a contributor or collaborator then we'd like to hear from you.
“Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality.” Charles Eames