Open source AEC tools to be presented at upcoming buildingSMART virtual summit
At the beginning of this year (Wow! Time flies!) a submission was put forward to present about IfcOpenShell and open source authoring workflows in a buildingSMART summit. Unfortunately, due to COVID, things got delayed. You can check out the amazing feedback we got on the presentation submission here. It was the most voted upon topic!
The good news is that it's back on the menu, and there is a slot on the 27th of October to present. We have until the 9th Oct to submit a bio and headshot, and 16th Oct to submit a pre-recorded, 20 minute presentation. Time is very tight, but transparency is vital, so here's the thread :)
I will be doing the presentation, and the focus will be on the greater FOSS ecosystem and how it complements open standards. I would love to start by talking about IfcOpenShell as a core, including the huge impact it has on enabling the ecosystem.
Branching out from that, the advice from @aothms is that this audience is less receptive towards generic FOSS advocacy, but would better digest the concept of how FOSS helps enable the ecosystem, accelerate the ecosystem, and battle test standards. Therefore, once IfcOpenShell is introduced (no doubt it is already famous!) we can quickly mention the huuuuuge directory (should totally have a slide with a hundred logos!), and then focus on a few softwares, as well as a few exemplary case studies. I do not want to talk too much about BlenderBIM, as there is another presentation for the awards that will talk about that - and instead focus on the greater ecosystem.
I have a list of topics I'm starting to brainstorm, but first - please let me know if you think there is any exemplary work that should be mentioned!