Houdini History Event April 18th

The Toronto Branch of Siggraph is holding an amazing event next Wednesday April 18th.  Here's the description from the Eventbrite page:

Toronto's Mark Elendt and SideFX received an Oscar statuette this year at the Sci-Tech Academy Awards for their work on the Houdini visual effects and animation system. To celebrate their achievements, the Chapter has invited them to talk about the historical background and the development of Houdini and how it has led to the award. Come join us on Wednesday April 18th at 7pm for your chance to meet some of the brilliant minds from SideFX Software.

The event will feature a talk from Mark Elendt and Kim Davidson (CEO) as well as Jeff Lait (Senior Mathematician) and Cristin Barghiel (VP Product Development) who were presented with a Scientific and Engineering Award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for their contributions to the design and architecture of Houdini.

You can get your tickets at this link:

A Retrospective of Houdini Visual Effects and Animation System