The SWUGN Summit - Columbus draws 105 attendees, far above the expected turnout. The event features 10 different presenters, and is represented by 5 different user groups. Many of the presenters were doing their first ever sessions, and all of them did an outstanding job. The hands-on 3D controller session by Dan Bertschi was also the first of it's kind at a Summit  event.
The new SolidWorks Forums  are launched to much fanfare. The new (and working) search tool makes the entire effort worthwhile.
Ricky Jordan gets lost  on his way to visit relatives. He eventually finds his way, but not before everyone on Twitter gets to hear the story - LIVE.
The SolidWorks World Call-for-Papers  is announced. Now we can all get really excited.