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DV2227: Autodesk Cloud and Mobile API/Technologies: Meet the Experts

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Key Learning

Key Learning

  • Get answers to cloud and mobile programming questions that have been bugging you
  • Get to know your fellow Autodesk cloud and mobile programmers and members of the Autodesk cloud and mobile engineering team



Ask your programming questions of our panel of hardcore cloud and mobile experts from our software development teams. If you are writing solutions that are based on these technologies or you are just about to start and want to know more, then this is the perfect forum to get to know the people who create the APIs and services you work with and your fellow programmers who use those APIs. Come and ask questions, add your expertise to the discussion, or just listen and learn.

Target Audience

Target Audience

Programmers with intermediate or advanced knowledge of programming for cloud and mobile who like to talk about programming and new Autodesk technologies in that area



Cyrille Fauvel

Cyrille has been with Autodesk since 1993 focusing on providing programming support, consulting, training and evangelism to external developers. He has worked for Autodesk in a number of countries: he started his career in the Switzerland and has - so far - working from Switzerland, the United States and France. He and his family have now settled back in Brittany the home land of Cyrille's wife. Cyrille's current position is Manager of the ADN Sparks (or ADN M&E), the worldwide team of API gurus providing technical services through the Autodesk Developer Network.

Chris Andrews

Chris Andrews has been a technology evangelist and proponent of standards-based enterprise architectures and processes for over ten years, frequently working in the municipal and utilities industries. As Senior Product Line Manager for the Media and Entertainment Cloud Services at Autodesk, Chris is focused on gathering customer requirements and delivering solutions that will help customers in the film, tv, and game industries. Chris' work has taken him from requirements gathering at the Kennedy Space Center to architecting and building geospatial SaaS applications at startup companies in San Francisco. Chris has actively published on 3D technology and enterprise software architecture. In his spare time, Chris also participates as a board member and activist for a local medical-related nonprofit organization.

Philippe Leefsma

Philippe has a master's degree in Computer Sciences. He carried his studies in Paris at I.S.E.P and in USA, at Colorado School of Mines. He started his career as software engineer for a French company where he participated to the implementation of a simulator for the French Navy combat frigate Horizon. He joined Autodesk 7 years ago where he works as developer consultant for Autodesk Developer Network. He supports various products APIs such as AutoCAD®, AutoCAD Mechanical®, and Inventor®. He also focuses on Cloud and Mobile technologies. He likes to travel, meet developers from around the world to work with them around programming, CAD and manufacturing challenging topics. During his free time, Philippe enjoys doing sport, especially swimming, running, snowboarding or trekking in Swiss mountains, where he is living now.

Ron Meldiner

Ron Meldiner is the SWD manager of the AutoCAD 360 Mobile dev team and has been a part of the AutoCAD 360 team for the last 2 years. Prior to his time in Autodesk, Ron served in the Israeli army for six years as a software engineer and commanded of an R&D team that developed military intelligence analysis solutions. Ron holds a B.Sc. in Software Engineering and a M.Sc. in Computer Science.

Adam Nagy

Adam Nagy joined Autodesk back in 2005 and has been providing programming support, consulting, training and evangelism to external developers. He started his career in Budapest working for a Civil Engineering CAD software company, then worked for Autodesk in Prague for 3 years and now lives in South England, UK.At the moment focusing on the manufacturing products, plus cloud and mobile related technologies.Adam has a degree in Software Engineering and has been working in that area since even before leaving college.

Stephen Preston

Stephen Preston is Senior Manager for the Worldwide Developer Technical Services team - the team responsible for evangelizing and supporting the APIs for Autodesk cloud and desktop platforms. Stephen started his career as a scientist, and has a D.Phil. in Atomic and Laser Physics from the University of Oxford.

Doug Redmond

Doug Redmond has been a software engineer for Autodesk for over 13 years. In that time, he has worked on four separate product lines: Streamline, Vault and Productstream Professional and PLM 360. He has worked on Vault for over 8 years, developing features and overseeing the APIs. Doug is the author of "It's All Just Ones and Zeros" which is a blog on Vault API development. Check it out at

Gopinath Taget

Gopinath is a member of the Autodesk Developer Technical Services Team. He has more than nine years of experience developing and supporting AutoCAD® APIs, including ObjectARX®, Microsoft® .NET, VBA and LISP. Gopinath also has several years of experience in software development on other CAD platforms, including MicroStation®, SolidWorks®, and CATIA® mainly using C++ and technologies such as MFC and COM. Gopinath was also involved in the development of Web-based applications for Autodesk® MapGuide® and AutoCAD Map 3D. Currently Gopinath is working with AEC products (Revit, ACA) and cloud based solutions inside Autodesk.Gopinath has master's degrees in Civil Engineering and Software Systems.

Kean Walmsley

Kean has been with Autodesk since 1995, working for most of that time in a variety of roles—and in a number of different countries—for the Autodesk Developer Network organization. Kean's current role is Software Architect for the AutoCAD family of products, and he continues to write regular posts for his popular development-oriented blog, "Through the Interface" ( Kean currently lives and works in Switzerland.



  • 2013
  • DV2227
  • AU Las Vegas


  • Autodesk 360, A360, Cloud Services


  • Developer