A quick post today with an excerpt from a LinkedIn post I had written: Reflections on RTC North America 2015, This conference was was in Washington D.C (or at least very close:)).
The keynote slot was a real treat for all in attendance. The two founders of Revit, Leonid Rais and Irwin Jungreis were interviewed in a “late night talk show” type setting. They talked about their inspiration and motivation to develop Revit from the ground up. Both came from a mechanical/manufacturing background with little to no building design or construction experience. Their first employees were architects to help mold the product into what it is today. It is pretty amazing how much of the core features have not changed that much since the early days. Several of the early Revit Technology Cooperation staff were also interviewed, including Marty Rozmanith, David Conant, Steve Burri, Dave Heaton, Harry Mattison, Matt Jezyk and Richard Taylor. At the end, they all gathered for a group photo which included a few early adopters like Wesley Benn (RTC Events Management founder), Jim Balding (RTC-NA Region Chairman), Phil Read (RTC Global Director of Marketing and Communications), Scott Brown, and Scott Davis. Fun stuff.