Autumn 2012 Presentations

I have a lot of presentations coming up for the next two months and it’s often helpful to high-lite them in a blog post like this. Normally at this time of the year, I detail all of the Adobe MAX related sessions I’m involved with… and we all know that ain’t happening. In place of MAX this year, I have the following to look forward to!

I am quite EXCITED for all of these!!!


October 24 2012 | 7:00pm MT: Ignite Denver 12

Absinthe: Artistic Rituals, Intestinal Parasites, and Psychoactive Madness!
Denver, Colorado

An artistic muse, drinking rituals for snobs, multi-functional health tonic, or the bane of sanity? Absinthe is perhaps the most misunderstood spirit in history – one thing is for sure though… it is absolutely delicious if you can find the genuine thing. Learn all about “la fée verte” and her sordid history! Let’s louche!


October 25 2012 | 5:00pm ET: Hawaii Flash User Group

Getting Familiar with Adobe Edge Animate
Worldwide via Connect

With the rising popularity of using HTML & Friends for motion and basic activity on the web – wouldn’t it be great if there was a tool with familiar controls and workflow concepts that could be leveraged toward the creation of such content?

Edge Animate is a new tool from Adobe which targets HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript to create the kind of compelling web experiences people have gotten used to (through use of the Adobe Flash Player); but with the ability to target the native browser environment across desktops and devices regardless of plugin support.

This session aims to provide a solid overview of Edge Animate as a tool – and also place useful comparisons to similar applications such as Flash Professional, InDesign, and After Effects, when appropriate.


November 9 2012 | 2:10pm ET: Adobe Education Exchange Live (alongside DesignThinkers)

VideoManager: Using Flash® Technology and HTML5 together for University Media Consumption and Distribution
Toronto, Canada

VideoManager emerged at the University of Denver from the need to organize all public videos at the university in a central repository to improve tracking, management, and communication. The final outcome is a central web-based video portal used to showcase all significant public university videos.

This session is an overview of the University of Denver VideoManager application and covers:

  • Technologies involved; HTML5 and Flash Technology working together for an ideal user experience
  • Unique server configuration; ColdFusion, server-based Adobe AIR, and Flash Media Server
  • Usage by university videographers, staff and faculty contributors, and students
  • Expected teaching and learning outcomes


November 13 2012 | 11:00am MT: National Association of Government Webmasters

Getting Familiar with Adobe Edge Tools and Services
Worldwide via Connect

With the rising popularity of HTML & Friends for both motion and interactivity on the web – wouldn’t it be great if there were a set of tools and services with familiar controls and workflow concepts that could be leveraged toward the creation of such content? Wouldn’t it be killer if these tools and services were free of charge?

Edge Animate is one of these new tools from Adobe which targets HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript to create the kind of compelling web experiences people have gotten used to (through use of the Adobe Flash Player); but with the ability to target the native browser environment across desktops and devices regardless of plugin support.

This session aims to provide a solid overview of Edge Animate as a creative application – and as part of the wider Edge Tools and Services offering.