During the last BIMserver Breakfast some people were interviewed about their experience with the open source BIMserver.org initiative.
The final 7 minute movie with testimonials will be available in October this year. Some statements were very flattering and we are so proud we want to share them without waiting the final release. This is why we created a 1 minutes ‘teaser‘ with statements about BIMserver.org from several different users. Of course the text is completely out of context, to make it sound even better than in the final movie. It is viewable on youtube. Within a few weeks the final version will be online as well.
The 2011 BIMserver Breakfast has past some weeks ago now… Not much attention was given to it on our website. As always the public was huge. This year 120 people registered and attended. There was a variation of users from completely new ones that had to learn about the software and concept from scratch, to advanced users that were curious about the new 1.1 features.
You can ‘re-live’ the BIMserver Breakfast on http://breakfast2011.BIMserver.org/
The general atmosphere was that this 4th BIMserver Breakfast might be the last one for a while. BIMserver.org is now widely known in the AEC industry and the learning curve is very pleasant. Getting to know BIMserver.org and using it is pretty easy. With the documentation coming up within a few months, the need to ‘get together’ to introduce this new world isn’t needed anymore.
Of course, as BIMserver.org will evolve, new reasons will come up to organize BIMserver Breakfasts again in the future. We also encourage users all over the world to organize their own BIMserver Breakfast. If you plan to do so, please let us help you. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
At the bottom of this post you’ll find some photos and videos made by participants.
After the successes of the previous BIMserver breakfasts we intent to expand this year. The concept is simple: attendees get together to try out the BIMserver software, share ideas, or anything else related to BIM and the open source BIMserver software. There will be breakfast, coffee and some short presentations from advanced users. Last year 130 enthousiasts participated. This year there will be room for (only) 150 people.
For those who were not at the latest BIMserver Breakfast an impression is made by ensfilm. You can view it on youtube.
For those of you who think we fell asleep: we didn’t. We are working hard on the first 1.0 release candidate. Last week a group of our most valued users have received a private beta of the 1.0 release. They gave us some great feedback on which we are working right now. We plan to publish a first release candidate by the end of August. During the BIMserver Breakfast 2010 on September 1st a group of over 100 people (115 registered until today; and they keep coming) will test the very latest version of the code that day. We hope they do not find too much bugs and give some valuable feedback. If everything goes well the 1.0 stable release will be public in September. We focused on stability in the core and performance of the kernel; but of course there are a lot of new features as well. We even changed (attention: changed may not mean it’s improved….) the GUI. Find a sneak preview below.
Just a short notice: the BIMserver breakfast of 2010 will be on September 1st.
After the successes of the previous BIMserver breakfasts we intent to expand this year. The concept is simple: al attendees get together to try out the BIMserver software, share ideas, find bugs, or anything else related to BIM and the open source BIMserver. There will be breakfast, coffee and some short presentations from the development team. More info on the location (probably will be the Netherlands) and how to sign in, will follow soon.
PS: The BIMserver breakfast is open for sponsors. More info on http://breakfast.BIMserver.org/2010/
The BIMserver breakfast last week was a great success. Around 60 users came to TNO in Delft (the Netherlands) to test the new features. They spent a few hours each and found two bugs in total. A nice complement for the developers!
The development team is finding solutions to fix the bugs these days.
You also gave us valuable feedback and made some new feature requests. We are trying to incorporate (some of) these requests in the new release.
We plan to schedule a new release on December 18th this year. Because this is an open source project we depend on a lot of external issues. As you know this release date is more than anything subject to change (update: 22th December).
This next stable release will be a 0.8 version. There are two big issues (user rights and permissions; and memory use) that have to be solved before the 1.0 release. For the moment we do not have any finances to develop to this 1.0 release.
When you want to be notified when the new version is released, please connect to the mailing list. To give you an impression of the new features in 0.8 have a look at this presentation.
The BIMserver.org development-team is working night-shifts to get ready in time for the 2009 BIMserver-breakfast. The sourcecode is rapidly changing every day. The BIMserver software is transforming to a completely new architecture. The merging capabilities will become more in the core of the architecture (in stead of ‘just’ a feature) and the ‘difference finder’ is getting better and better every day. Some of our first users call this new version ‘the best BIMserver ever’. The development team just hopes it will be ready in time for the breakfast….
BIMserver.org would like to show of some new features. We will do this in a ‘BIMserver Breakfast’ in November. Unfortunately the invitations are only in Dutch. For those who can read Dutch see below; for those who will only read English, be aware that this event is taking place in the Netherlands and all people there speak Dutch….
Bij deze nodigen we je uit voor het ‘BIMserver Breakfast’ op woensdag 25 november 2009.
Schrik je niet terug van termen als JAVA, Webservices, IFC en Query (of durf je gewoon toe te geven dat je een nerd bent)? Kom dan mét je laptop, je ideeën, vragen, verhalen, tips en trucs over de open source BIMserver uitwisselen met anderen. Ken je de open source BIMserver nog niet zo goed, en spreken termen als COINS, Innovatiecentrum voor BIM, BIM-Quickscan, en Clash detectie je meer aan? Kom dan (ook met laptop) langs en krijg hulp bij het installeren van de software op je eigen laptop!
Vanaf 7.30 ben je van harte welkom in Delft (maar als je wat later komt is ook prima). Wij zorgen voor het ontbijt (zolang de vooraad strekt, dus kom niet té laat), internet en een onuitputtelijke hoeveelheid koffie! Aan het eind van de ochtend ben je volledig op de hoogte van de nieuwste features en laatste ontwikkelingen rond BIM en de open source BIMserver.
PS: stuur deze uitnodiging gerust door aan andere geïntereseerden!