DriveWorks World is our annual value-added technical event for DriveWorks users. This year it took place in Cheshire, UK from 16th-18th April. DriveWorks World is the perfect opportunity for our community to come together to learn, network & share ideas.
A huge thank you to everyone who joined us this year. If you missed it, here’s what happened on day two…
We kicked off the first day of training by handing out DriveWorks World 2018 t-shirts. Delegates then attended welcome presentations by Glen Smith and Maria Sarkar.
DriveWorks World attendees are among the first to see and use the latest release of DriveWorks.
This year delegates were able to choose from two training options. The first option was to complete the DriveWorks Pro Training & Certification to become a CDWP. The second option was to choose from a selection of advanced topic sessions.
Both options were focused on learning about DriveWorks 16 and the latest features and functionality.
Tom Wormald and Ian Prossor from the DriveWorks team taught Option 1: DriveWorks Pro Administrator Training & Certification to anyone new to DriveWorks.
Glen Smith, CEO and Phil Gilbanks, Technical Team Manager delivered the advanced topic sessions, alongside members of the DriveWorks technical and development teams.
To wrap up the first day of training, we invited delegates to DriveWorks HQ for a social event.
The DriveWorks team worked through the rain to set up the marquee, fill the fridges with beer and set up games.
DriveWorks World delegates then hopped aboard the double-decker bus and made their way to DriveWorks HQ where they were met with a warm welcome from the DriveWorks team!
Lee Herron from DriveWorks reseller, Javelin decided not to join us on the double-decker bus. Instead, he made his way to DriveWorks HQ on his electric skateboard! Of course, everyone was keen to have a go too…
The main attraction at the DriveWorks World social was Automation IPA. a homebrew by one of our software developers, Ben. See the brewing process on our blog. Automation IPA was really popular with queues going out of the door! We also gave all of our delegates their own Automation IPA pint glasses.
We couldn’t serve all of that beer without also providing some food to soak it up! We opted for some really cool VW campers, serving burgers and curry.
Here at DriveWorks, we work hard but we play hard too.
We’ve got a pool table and games consoles at DriveWorks HQ and delegates could also play the Battleships game that Matt and Phil played live on stage during the Monday What’s New in DriveWorks 16 presentations.
Of course it wouldn’t be DriveWorks World without a big group photo!
Here are some more photos from DriveWorks World 2018, day two…