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Steve Johnson is the owner of cad nauseam and primary author of this blog. He has performed paid work for many companies including Autodesk, Bricsys and resellers of Autodesk products. He has also received the following benefits from parties who have been the subject of commentary on this blog since its inception.
- February 2009 – Autodesk provided travel, accommodation, some meals and loan of equipment to support Steve’s attendance at the launch of AutoCAD 2010 in San Francisco (along with several other bloggers). Lost income meant this trip had an overall net negative financial effect.
- July 2015 – Autodesk provided a USD $100 Amazon voucher as a reward for participating in a feedback program.
- October 2016 – Bricsys provided travel and accommodation to support Steve’s attendance at the BricsCAD International Conference in Munich (along with other press/bloggers). Lost income meant this trip had an overall net negative financial effect.
- April 2016 – Bricsys provided travel and accommodation to support Steve’s attendance at the BricsCAD Insights event in Ghent (along with other press/bloggers). Lost income meant this trip had an overall net negative financial effect.
- September 2017 – Autodesk provided a USD $30 Amazon voucher as a reward following an hour-long telephone feedback session.
- October 2017 – Bricsys provided travel and accommodation to support Steve’s attendance at the BricsCAD 2017 Conference in Paris (along with other press/bloggers). Lost income meant this trip had an overall net negative financial effect.
- October 2018 – Bricsys provided travel and accommodation to support Steve’s attendance at the BricsCAD 2018 Conference in London (along with other press/bloggers). Steve also participated in presenting two sessions at this conference, and travelled to Berlin at Bricsys’ expense prior to the conference to prepare for one of the sessions. The overall net negative financial effect has not yet been determined.
Prior to this, Steve had received other benefits from Autodesk:
- January 1997 – Autodesk provided travel, accommodation, some meals and a per-diem allowance for meetings in San Rafael where Steve was acting as a consultant in the areas of benchmarking and testing.
- Early 2006 – Autodesk’s research company provided Steve with an iPod Nano as a prize for effective feedback participation.
- December 2006 – Autodesk provided Steve with travel, accommodation and free attendance at Autodesk University 2006 in Las Vegas as a prize for effective pre-release feedback participation. Steve also received corporate gifts at this event (including a 3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator), as did other members of the press.
In addition, Steve has been provided with various items of not-for-resale software in relation to press, blogging, feedback or related activities by:
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