Speaking on Edge Animate at Adobe MAX!

I’ll be happily speaking at Adobe MAX again this year on one of my favorite new topics: Edge Animate! Specifically: Using Edge Animate to Create a Reusable Component Set. Title: Using Edge Animate to Create a Reusable Component Set Description: This session will examine the Adobe Edge Animate Symbol structure and demonstrate a number of ways to achieve functional results similar to ActionScript using jQuery and JavaScript APIs. Learn these valuable techniques from Joseph Labrecque, senior interactive software engineer at the University of Denver. In this session, we will: • Provide an overview of the Edge Animate Symbol structure •

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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,

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Create the Web: A Look Back

I was fortunate to be able to attend the Create the Web event that Adobe put on in San Francisco early last week. During this one day event, Adobe basically revealed their plans for tooling and services around web standards with a series of announcements, walkthroughs, and deep dives. As someone who is heavily invested in the Flash Platform but has also worked extensively in HTML & Friends over an even longer amount of time, I came away from the event with some very positive feelings in the direction they are taking all of this. Note that some of this post

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Adobe Education Leader Institute 2012

I’m gearing up in preparation for the Adobe Education Leader Institute [JULY 23-26, 2012] at Adobe’s San Jose offices. That’s two weeks from today! Always a great opportunity to connect with Adobe and others working in both higher education and K-12. This will be my fourth institute and I’ll be presenting a talk on the persistent value of the Flash Platform in education, doing a workshop in Flash game design, and also a few smaller things throughout the week: including a 5 minute talk based upon one of my AS3 Quickies. Major session details are below – and I will

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360|Flex Session Peek

I’m presenting at 360|Flex in Denver this month – talking BlazeDS with Flex and Java! I’m putting the finishing touches on my slides right now and am including a preview below! Leveraging BlazeDS, Java, and Flex: Dynamic Data Transfer Flex developers have it easy when using ColdFusion to transfer data over the Action Message Format (AMF) transfer protocol because these services are built into the core ColdFusion server. What if you aren’t using ColdFusion though? Can you get the same benefits of AMF when using Java? Yes – by employing the open source Adobe BlazeDS project! This talk will include

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