SFDUG April 2016 Meeting: Supercharge your Dynamo Script

On Wednesday, April 13 at 6:00pm, SFDUG welcomes Anthony Buckley-Thorp from Flux. Anthony will be demonstrating new ways to augment your Dynamo workflows and exchange data with other design applications.

This month’s meeting is brought to you by the node “Math.RemapRange”. Be sure to bring your laptops to learn more after the presentation.

Feature Presentation: Flux – Supercharge your Dynamo Script.
Speaker: Anthony Buckley-Thorp, Flux @AntBuckleyThorp and @flux_io

Dynamo is all about manipulating data: numbers, text, geometry…but what do you do when this data lives in multiple spreadsheets, Rhino or SketchUP files across different people and firms? What happens if that data is still evolving and being updated over time? What if your Dynamo script depends on data generated in another Dynamo script?

With Flux, data exchange is no longer a barrier. Live links between remote software on different computers allow your Dynamo script to feed on multiple data sources. You can even exchange information between multiple Dynamo users in real time! In this introductory session, we will look at the basics of how Flux transmits data between your data silos and walk through some practical example workflows. We will also look at the Flux online data preview and collaboration features. By the end of the session, you will be able to liberate your data and supercharge your Dynamo script!

Speakers Bios:
Anthony Buckley-Thorp is an Application Engineer at Flux Factory, a San Francisco based startup that was originally founded in the Google X Labs. After graduating from Imperial College in 2007 he worked as a Structural Engineer with Arup in London, moving to their Shanghai office in 2009. A heavy focus on complex geometry projects led him to become an experienced practitioner in digital tool building and parametric workflows.

Anthony now works at Flux to bridge the software and building design worlds. He is a strong advocate for the power of technology to disrupt the industry and revolutionize the way buildings are designed and delivered. Working closely with industry partners, Anthony supports live project teams to implement and exploit the latest advances in web technology and algorithmic design.

Attending in person? Registration is required to gain access to the HOK office. Click here for the Eventbrite registration. Registration closes at 11:00am on the day of the event, no exceptions.

Attending via Webex? Click here to register for the Webex link prior to the meeting. To view in other time zones or languages, please click here
Food and Refreshments courtesy of Ideate Inc.
Where do I download Dynamo?  Dynamo comes preloaded on Revit 2015 & 2016.  You can also try for free or purchase the standalone version. To download go here: http://dynamobim.org/download/ 

Is there access to power and wifi at the venue? Guest WiFi is provided at HOK. There is a limited number of power outlets.  We recommend to bring a laptop charged to last 2-hours. 

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? Using public transportation is the easiest way to get to HOK, right out of the Montgomery BART station. Underground parking available for a fee. Parking on the street is free after 6:00pm. 

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? Yes. To have access to the venue, you must register and show your printed ticket along any form of identification to security at the front lobby desk. You will not be permitted to enter HOK offices without registration. Online registration closes at 11:00am on the day of the event, no exceptions.

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