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Carl Bass (2014)

Carl Bass is president and chief executive officer of Autodesk, Inc., a maker of professional 3D design software and consumer applications, and was a co-founder of Ithaca Software, which commercialized HOOPS, a 3D graphics system. Bass has been credited with expanding Autodesk beyond its core AutoCAD software through acquisitions and new product developments and transitioning from 2D to 3D model-based design.

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About the Carl Bass Interview

UPDATE 2: Back for a little while to answer some of the unanswered questions
I'll check back tomorrow to see if anything has risen to the top

UPDATE: Thanks for having me today reddit, this was so much fun.

Hello reddit!

A little about me:

• I’m a Cornell grad. (Shoutout to r/cornell!)

• I have my own woodshop and a separate metal/CNC/robot shop.

• I’ve been making things for 35 years, in fact r/OldSchoolCool might find this interesting: here is a picture of me in a boat that I made out of U.S. Army surplus pontoons.

• I’m a total Deadhead.

Thank you to Victoria at reddit for helping me out today!

Here are two recent announcements we’ve made:

  1. We’re giving away our software to students, educators, and schools for free around the world.

  2. Our first piece of hardware, the Ember 3D printer, is now available for preorder.

Ask me anything about engineering; architecture; mathematics; woodworking (Ron Swanson jokes are welcome) and the future of making things. AMA!

PROOF: http://imgur.com/a/uMLqy

Carl Bass Dec 04, 2014