Introducing the Confluence podcast

I've started a new collaboration with Randall Stevens of AVAIL on a new video-only podcast called Confluence. Before this goes into wide release, I'm telling you about it here first.

Up to this point the Confluence brand has mainly revolved around a series of small, invite-only, live events that bring AEC technology developers and practitioners together a few times a year to talk about tools and workflows face-to-face.

But small and invite-only only go so far. The goal has always been to get more people involved in the conversation and benefitting from the insights shared.

Naturally, this calls for a podcast.

The podcast is an extension of the Confluence brand, focusing on professional development and learning in the AEC industry. We also want to build a community of people interested in the toolset of AEC and the decisions that go into building them.

We aim to provide a behind-the-scenes look at software development in the industry and invite guests to share their stories and insights.

Think of the Confluence podcast as the director's commentary track for AEC industry software development, or like the 'How I Built This' podcast for the tools we use to deliver projects in the built environment.

Here's what we have for you so far:

  • Episode 1 is a short episode in which Randall and I explain the idea behind the show.
  • Think of Episode 2 as our control group. Randall shows off the new Channel Groups feature recently released in AVAIL, and he talks about the design process and the team that made it happen.
  • Episode 3 features Revit rock star Paul Aubin and Harlan Brumm of Autodesk to talk about the new Revit sample project. They share the details about how the project came to be, who was involved, and what they learned and accomplished along the way.

We've got a great line-up of future guests, so go subscribe to be notified when new episodes are released.

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