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Rodney Hall gets in his car and drives four hours to his new job.  The 300+ mile drive is nothing compared to the 16 hours he spent on the road to attend SolidWorks World in Orlando.  Armed with a webcam, a Skype account, and a huge following in the SolidWorks Community, Rodney further challenges himself by taking a night job teaching SolidWorks at a local community college.  For the entire "feel good" story of the year (and some really great comments), click here.

Honorable Mentions
3 Dudes Gone 3D makes it's debut.  People laugh.

I attend two user group meetings in Northern California, and have the best turkey sandwich ever.

Deepak Gupta gets noticed by more than a few SolidWorks users.  He is still looking for more forums to join.

SolidWorks World 2009 presentations and videos are posted.  You can still find them here.

More than ten years after the Chicago SolidWorks User Group is formed, the 3rd largest city in the US gets a second group - the Chicago West SolidWorks User Group.