Animated Infographics with Flash Professional

Adobe is holding a number of neat professional development events for educators over the next few months. I’ll be hosting two sessions on Flash Professional CC at the end of October that I encourage you to attend. The morning session will go over the basics of getting content from Adobe Illustrator into a Flash Project, animating that content, and publishing it as a single animated infographic in Flash Player. In the afternoon, we’ll see how to convert our Flash project to target HTML5 Canvas, build interactive elements, tween the entire infographic based upon user control, and more! Easy animated infographics with

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Recap of the Adobe Education Leader Institute 2014

Not long ago, I made my way back out to San Jose, California to attend what I believe would be my 6th annual Adobe Education Leader Institute. They have held the institute for years before that but no one involved in higher education was at that time a part of the program – at least not formally. This is an event I look forward to every year. Not just because I get to visit Adobe HQ and learn a bunch of cool stuff from Adobe executives, product managers, the Adobe education team, and other AELs… but also because I get

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Flash Runtimes Conquer the Universe

A panel at the 2014 Adobe Education Leader Institute at the heart of Adobe’s corporate headquarters in San Jose, California – with; Joseph Labrecque of the University of Denver, Andrew Phelps of the Rochester Institute of Technology, and Chris Campbell of Adobe Systems Inc. A week from today I will be making the case for Flash Player and AIR in education (and really everywhere) at Adobe’s San Jose headquarters at the annual Adobe Education Leader Institute. I’m bringing along two others to form a panel to help educate “those who will listen”™ and make it clear that Flash is not

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Creative Cloud Event Denver 2014 – RECAP!

On July 10th, 2014 – I had the pleasure of presenting alongside fellow Denverite Paul Trani for the Denver Creative Cloud Event. Thanks to all who came out to learn about much of what is new in Creative Cloud! It might be surprising to some, but in the 3 hours given, we were barely able to scratch the surface of everything that is new in this 2014 milestone. We had a full house at the venue – and below are a few photos of the event and its aftermath. Have photos from the event? Please share in the comments!

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Flash Professional and AIR 14: Creative Cloud Updates

I’ll be speaking on these topics for the Hawaii Flash User Group on July 9th at 4:00pm Mountain Time. In this session, we will explore what is new in the 2014 release of Flash Professional CC through a number of demonstrations which target Flash Player, AIR, HTML5 Canvas, WebGL, and more. We’ll have a look at the rebuilt Motion Editor, variable width strokes and profiles, advances in SVG and Sprite Sheet output, and more. We will also have a look at what’s new with the Flash Player and AIR runtimes as Adobe continues enhancing them with new and expanded features.

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Adobe Generation Professional: App Design

Do you have an interest in App development? Are you constantly being asked to show students how to create an App? Do you teach a computer class and have a desire to take your own class in a new direction through App development or are you simply intrigued to know how to build your first app? Either way, this intensive 2-week online Adobe Brackets Bootcamp is for you. This course takes place on the Adobe Education Exchange from June 13th, 2014 – June 30th, 2014. It’s a great idea to have a sort of bootcamp-style introduction to app development like

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