Autodesk is a sponsor of FIRST, an innovative program to help young people discover the excitement and rewards of science and technology. As part of the activation of their sponsorship, Autodesk runs an annual “Award for Excellence in Design” through their education community. Supporting young scientists and technologists through this award reinforces Autodesk as a leader in 3D design and animation.
Autodesk had been previously running their award program offline – meaning that participants were required to snail mail their entries and Autodesk staff had to receive them, process or digitize them, and make them available to a distributed network of judges. As you can imagine, this became exceeding laborious. Not to mention, there were more than 150 entries, and the average file size of a single entry exceeded 1 gig!
The Skild Solution
Working under extremely tight deadlines, Skild spun up a white-label version of its contest software optimized to accept hundreds of simultaneous uploads of up to 3GB per file. Skild also provided direct end-user support to minimize the customer service burden for Autodesk’s project team. The Autodesk Education Community tested Skild in more ways than one, and we’re proud to be running Autodesk’s Award for Excellence in Design for yet another year.