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Announcing the 2015 Autodesk Cloud Accelerator

If you have a good and new idea that leverages an AutoDesk web service, and you want some help from AutoDesk to make it happen, the Cloud Accelerator is up your alley. What we love about AutoDesk is that they like to spread the love. They are always supporting innovation, launching opportunities for technology development and looking for good, smart people to nourish. Yeah, AutoDesk!

Autodesk will be hosting a Cloud Accelerator in our San Francisco office for up to 14 creative software developers for two weeks – March 9 to March 20, 2015. During the Accelerator, participants will work intensively on their chosen project with the help, support, and training of the Autodesk Cloud engineering teams. This includes daily classes by industry experts on important aspects of Cloud development – and 1 on 1 help from these experts in real time. At the end of the Accelerator, you will also have the opportunity to present your prototype to senior Autodesk Executives.

To pursue a place in the Accelerator, send us a proposal (in English) of not more than 1000 words explaining why you should be one of participants and graduates in the “first class”. Proposals should be emailed to no later than January 10, 2015. Successful candidates will be notified on or around January 17, 2015. Keep reading for more information about how to get into this class and how AutoDesk reviews the candidates.

How will Autodesk choose who participates in this first Cloud Accelerator class?

To get a position in the Accelerator, Autodesk will be looking for the following in your proposal:

– Use of an Autodesk Web Service API to fill a compelling customer need. (View & Data, AutoCAD® I/O, Autodesk® Fusion 360™, Autodesk® BIM 360™ or Autodesk® ReCap 360™)

– Likelihood of having a demonstrable prototype by the end of the Accelerator.

– Strong development skills

– High motivation

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Rosanna D, VTN