James Lavott, a local artist based in Grapenhall has been in touch and very kindly donated a print for the DriveWorks Bake Sale raffle. He will be providing us with a book of his prints so the lucky winner can decide which one they would like.
We’re very grateful of James’ generosity and we’ve all got our fingers crossed that we’ll be the lucky winners!
DriveWorks HQ has been a tense place since the start of the World Cup in June. We’ve all unleashed our competitive sides and competed in a World Cup sweepstake.
I was lucky enough to have Germany as my team and have therefore won the sweepstake, narrowly beating Stefan who had Argentina.
There were accusations of cheating, bribery and fixing considering I had Germany and Glen, DriveWorks CEO had Brazil!
However, harmony has now been restored - I have (sort of) stopped celebrating and Stefan has stopped crying.
I have decided to donate my winnings to St Rocco’s Hospice in Warrington. They provide specialist care for patients with cancer and other life limiting illnesses. St Rocco’s is local to our offices here in Thelwall and it’s a very worthwhile cause.
So it looks like July is going to be a very charitable month for DriveWorks, as plans for our bake sale are still well under way!
A fundraising pack from Cancer Research UK can only mean one thing, we're planning a bake sale!
We'll all be donning our aprons and baking lots of lovely cakes to sell at DriveWorks HQ later this month.
We hope to have lots of fun and more importantly raise tons of money for a very good cause!
Last time we had a bake sale we managed to raise £192.93 so of course we want to beat that this time and DriveWorks will be doubling all of the money raised.
If you want to support us in our efforts to help Cancer Research UK, we will be extremely grateful to receive any donations of cakes or raffle prizes. Alternatively, you can kindly donate by texting DWBS99 followed by £ and the amount you want to donate to 70070, as shown in the example below.
So this week I am in sunny Arizona at COFES and I'm looking forward to catching up with colleagues (and some new folks) from the world of engineering software.
Described on its website as "the engineering software industry's annual think tank event which brings executives from design, engineering, architectural, development and technology companies together to understand the role engineering technology will play in the future survival and success of your business," I'll try to tweet as the congress unfolds.
Configurator, 3D, Rendering (CPU/GPU stuff) & 3D Printing were words that I heard quite alot at this week's Develop3D Live. Of course the usual big players/sponsors were out in force - SOLIDWORKS, Autodesk, DELL, AMD. There were also several stands competing to wow us all with what seemed to be a variety of fairly random 3D printed objects.... The result was that I resolved to get our broken 3D Printer fixed so we can press on with automating its outputs.
We had a good day making new friends and catching up with many familiar faces too. It was a joy to have a good internet connection and meant that we were easily able to show off the online capability of DriveWorks Live.