Introduce yourself 🙆

Hello here, it’s Jim from Taiwan. I currently work in Tokyo, Japan as an AEC software engineer. Always keep an eye on the whole BIM industry. I am also a self -taught developer and always keep learning things that new to me. Several things I keep doing for stay motivated. Tons of notes, a lot of reading and practice. I am excited about Speckle. Hope I can contribute the community one day soon. I have general interests in computer geometry, algorithm and games. I even hold a discord channel for binding AEC folks in Taiwan.

Some website about me, my reading: (Many of them are in C#)

Also, I recommend Tokyo AEC group as well. They are excellent developers base in Tokyo. I happen to had some chance to host two sessions, feel free to check.

I will definitely soak up some Speckle knowledge in following months.
Nice to meet you all. Thanks.

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Hi Speckle Community,

I’ll jump in to introduce myself. I’m Dogukan, based in Münich :de:. My background is similiar with other community members :upside_down_face: I have a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and a master’s degree in Earthquake Engineering. Since the beginning of my education I’m into computational design and programming.

Currently I’m working for Dlubal Software in Germany and developing API products. Before that I worked several design firms in BIM workflow. For a while I’m watching Speckle with distance, playing with it a bit. And I have to say it’s very impressive. Therefore I wanted to jump in to see if I can make any contributions.

I’m hoping to contribute this community more about integration of structural analysis softwares, FEM calculations etc.

Ready to go :computer:

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Hi everybody.
After a few posts I thought I introduce myself. My name is Max Tillberg and I work at Equa solutions, a company that sells building simulations tools, most importantly IDA ICE. My main focus is to find a workflow between BIM-models and energy simulations that actually works and I think Speckle can solve many of the problems our users are facing.

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Hi Speckle Community,

my name is Alexander and I’m a structural engineer working for Bollinger+Grohmann in Frankfurt and before that in Munich. I have followed the Speckle magic for a while now and we were also happy to have met @dimitrie and @teocomi last year, who thankfully took some time for us to discuss things. Now we are keen to give it a spin IRL … maybe actively contributing to it over time as well … but let’s see … baby steps.

As we are (almost :wink:) faithful Dlubal Users and sometimes Dlubal tool developers, we are interested in what @dogukan is up to :slight_smile:, maybe there is the possibility for some exchange in the future.

Looking forward to getting more active here :sunglasses:!

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Hi Everybody!

My name is Alex and I’ve recently joined the Speckle team as graphics engineer in charge of the viewer. We’ll make beautiful graphics toghether :love_you_gesture:

I’m very excited to have joined the team, eveybody’s been really nice and I’m looking forward to building cool stuff

I’ll be seeing you around! :dark_sunglasses:

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Hi everyone!

I’m Carlos and I’m a Civil Engineer and Software Developer from Barcelona. I’ve been following what you guys are doing for some time, and it looks awesome. Definitely, the AEC industry needed some tools like Speckle. Enabling parametric workflows from one software to another, with the plus of having version control, just can’t be wrong.

I’m here because of the incoming Hackathon. Looking forward to it! If someone has any crazy structural idea, just let me join their team! :wink:

As for myself, well, I started my professional experience using a lot of Excel to design bridges, which then turned into VBA enhanced excels, which then turned into Python (a ton of Python haha), which then turned into JavaScript and the IFC.js course, which then turned into Vue.js… I guess it never ends! The Blender API, BlenderBIM, Sverchok API and SAP2000 API are somewhere in the middle, too. BTW, I take the opportunity to highlight that BlenderBIM and IFC.js are doing some massive stuff over there. Definitely, what’s coming next in AEC looks very promising.

Another field that has got me trapped for the last 5 years is Machine Learning, specially the Reinforcement Learning part. I strongly believe it will play an important role in AEC during the following years. And if all that crazy stuff wasn’t enough by itself, I guess I will finally need to get my hands around C# for the Hackathon :sweat_smile:

If you don’t find me hacking into anything, most likely I will be riding my mountain bike down some trails, or enjoying specialty coffee in my V60, or building a mechanical keyboard such as my Corne:

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See you guys over here!

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Hello beautiful people from Speckle community!! :slight_smile:

I’m Marlon a Architect who is more into the technology part and work as a BIM Coordinator. I’m from Brazil but actually based in Portugal.
I have a strong feeling that programming will rule the world in a few years and that’s why i’m learning how to code and automate stuffs. For now i’m learning Python but already looking for some AR stuff too, like Unity.
Despite that, in my free time, i like motorcycle racing, running and playing video games on PC (not a console guy. Hahahahaha!).

Nice to meet you all!!!

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Hi everyone,

My name is Christopher Diggins. I’m a computer science nerd and I joined the community to participate in the upcoming Hackathon. I used to work in R&D at Autodesk and today my job as Head of Research at VIM involves finding new ways to get better quality BIM data into the hands of people faster. I have been doing this through open research into algorithms (Math3D) and data-structures (LINQArray), visualization toolkits (VIM WebGL Viewer), and data-format design (BFAST, G3D, VIM). I often finding myself side-tracked into the intersection of math and art and have a fascination with the world of creative coding and procedural geometry creation.

I enjoy working with people who use code to solve real-world problems, and know how to use software to create actual art or practical things! Too often I find myself spending too much in the world of the theoretical and abstract.

I am fascinated with the opportunities that Speckle provides to tap into an ecosystem of tools and data to empower AEC professionals, and I’m looking forward to doing some experimentation and hacking with it!

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Hi Alex,

Great to hear that we have common interests :upside_down_face: I’m planning to start developing RFEM connector -as community contribution - soon instead of making a request from Speckle team. Still making some investigation about Python SDK. Maybe some community members would like to help me with that :rocket:

Let’s keep in touch :grinning:

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Hi Speckle Community,

Lovely to meet you all! :wave:t4: I’m Sarah Louise, located in The Netherlands! :netherlands: I’ve recently joined the team as a Talent Acquisition Lead, looking after all things talent; sourcing, attracting, interviewing, hiring & onboarding employees @ Speckle! I’m passionate about delivering a fun & positive candidate experience & enjoy connecting with curious & passionate talent!

Super excited to have joined an incredible, yet growing distributed team, such as Speckle! Loving this inclusive open source community & great to see the conversations, specifically on how Speckle has added value to the AEC Industry! :rocket:

If you are curious about what it’s like to work at Speckle or/and have an interest in any of our current openings, please don’t hesitate to reach out, I would love to connect! :blush: You can reach me @ sarahlouise@speckle.systems or connect on LinkedIn!

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Hello Community!

My name is Namita, and I am a new full time Speckler :confetti_ball:

I joined the team this week as a Product Marketing Manager, and I’m very excited to be part of such a global community. Based in Toronto, Canada, I have a background in architectural design (studied at the University of Toronto and worked at Sou Fujimoto Architects) but recently fell in love with marketing. Please feel free to reach out to me for any/all of your Speckle needs and concerns. Happy to do my part in transforming the AEC industry for the better. #SPEAK(le)in3D

P.S. I don’t have any pets or cool bread baking skills but here is a picture of my favorite snack and dessert instead.


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Hi,
My name is Piero, i am from Chile, South América.
I am an architect. I´m working with CAM/CAD software name Topsolid and I am implementing the bim methodology with Revit. i have so many questions about Speckle.
my dream is make this workflow works…

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Hi Everyone!!
I´ve been following speckle since around 2018, but back then I just didn´t understand how to make it work. I remember Flux was the interoperability tool developed by google back then. Nevertheless, it died and we were left on our own devices for a while.

I have gone through a lot of changes in my career life. Back in 99´ till 2005 I did almost my whole studies drawing by hand and begrudgingly had to learn AutoCAD. Now I´m a Senior Computational Designer in Germany and I´m just amazed how the technology has evolved.

I find my self often diving in several subjects at the same time, because I don´t seem to fully grasp people in the Speckle team are so damn talented and knowledgeable.

I love to think about tools in different ways and give them unexpected uses as we are doing in the Laboratory for Environmental Advocacy in experiences I and II at Umea University in Sweden.

I totally love Speckle and I really believe in the vision and the mission of the whole company.

I´m here to learn more and I´d love to get more insights on how we can transition from advanced users of Computational tool more into a developer territory.

I want to contribute to the speckle community in a meaningful way and I´m very excited to be part of this change.

Cheers to @dimitrie @teocomi @clrkng and the whole Speckle team for such an amazing work you´re doing!

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I never did a formal introduction here, but I won’t say no to showing off my kittens…

Hi, I’m Maryanne. I’m a recovering structural engineer turned software developer (I still dabble a bit on the analysis side, but I don’t miss debugging Ansys models in the least).

Python was my first programming language (I got away from using VBA as quickly as I could), and have since worked in C# and dabbled in C++ (enough to do Python performance optimization via Cython). More recently, I’ve done a fair amount of web application work with Javascript (Svelte, React, D3, NodeJS), so I’m hoping to poke around a bit more with the Speckle Javascript SDK to expand on the sustainability app I put together using Speckle and EC3.

I also am a big fan of data visualization and have done a lot of work with D3 looking at datasets around sustainability. I’m now setting my sights on 3d web viz and playing around with Three.js.

I live just outside Los Angeles (hard to tell where it ends, given the sprawl), and I like to tinker with electronics kits, in particular hobbyist e-ink displays. I’ve got two kittens named Murphy and Cooper after the fictitious astrophysicist, and here’s the cat tax.


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Hello Specklers,

My name is Connor and I’m the newest member of the Speckle Team. I live in the great state of Texas and just left a job working at a structural engineering to work on the Revit Connector for Speckle.

I found out about Speckle when I got fed up with having to model a building in Revit and then having to model the same building in RISA, SAP, RAM, ect. I’m hoping to help create more connectors for structural software to help out all of my engineer friends.

In my free time I like to play disc golf, tennis, soccer, volleyball, and pretty much any sport. I also enjoy going on walks with my wife and our Australian Shepard.

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