In Vancouver, I fell in love with the people that make up SIGGRAPH; a group of people that enthusiastically support and cheer each other on in the development of ever greater graphics and interactive techniques year after year.
I met tons of people; all different kinds, all different skills and skill levels ... it kind of dawned on me that this wasn't an impossible dream career.
Not only is the Computer Animation Festival is amazing, it’s also inspiring to be a part of an industry and community that’s very supportive of each other.
My friend keeps saying that I go to SIGGRAPH for my annual energy shot.
SIGGRAPH is what you think it is, and more. It opens the door to what I want to do with my life.
I've connected with and befriended so many people through SIGGRAPH. Even if we don't get to talk much throughout the year, it's crazy how we see each other at SIGGRAPH and pick up right where we left off.
The thing that strikes me the most is the inspiration, learning and friendship that I derive out of these SIGGRAPH conferences.