Adobe MAX Updates

Just a quick note that I probably won’t get to posting materials from my session until after MAX is over. Just too much going on. The session went really well- streamed live over http://fitc.influxis.com/ and recorded locally, as well. I’ll have my slides and a recording up soon.

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Upcoming Conference Presentations

This is simply an update to showcase some upcoming presentations of mine: Adobe Education Leader Institute 2009 San Jose, California July 22nd 2009 Leveraging the Flash Platform to Deliver Dynamic Media Across Campus This presentation will focus on the DU CourseMediaâ„¢ application built by the University of Denver Center for Teaching and Learning and examine the many problems solved with such a robust set of tools to deliver audio, video, and images across the DU network and beyond. DU CourseMediaâ„¢ was developed by the Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Denver as a course-based media presentation tool

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Good-bye, MAX2008

Having visited the last sessions of the day and printed out my airline boarding pass, it’s time to wind down. I’m thinking of having another salt-encrusted experience tonight as a send-off. A lot of great experiences at MAX this year including a day at Adobe HQ, some cool product announcements, stimulating networking opportunities, absolute killer sneaks, and the largest party I have ever been to, covering the de Young museum and California Academy of Sciences grounds. Insane. I presented during the FITC unconference on the last day of MAX. It was a nice experience aside from some technical glitches here

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Flash is King

There is really no denying it at this point for anyone who was seriously contending. Flash has the crown and is in no way giving it up. After seeing what Alchemy can do at the keynote today, P2P multicast video, Durango, and Server-Side ActionScript (!) during Sneaks this evening… Good God… what an awesome time to be a Flash Platform developer. I’ve seen more than enough in the past two days to validate all that I am doing, professionally. I neglect to even mention Flash Catalyst or Gumbo in all this- that’s just ‘normal’ stuff compared to what is coming

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MAX: Education Pre-Conference

I was fortunate enough to attend the Adobe MAX Education Pre-Conference today and the reception afterward. The event took place at the Adobe San Francisco offices and turned out to be quite the nice experience. Special thanks to Claire Erwin, Gina Adams, and Megan Stewart for organizing this event. Lots of great stuff for educators and those of use who work in educational institutions. Thanks for being willing to shift the focus!

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MAX: San Francisco is Humid

I arrived yesterday afternoon at San Francisco International. Took the BART to Powell and checked in at the Marriott. Pretty tired after the flight from Denver. SF is like Boulder on steroids crack in terms of the atmosphere and unexpectedly very hot and humid. I was going to take my longcoat but chose a small jacket instead. Even that is too much. I ate at the Marriott steakhouse restaurant- which being a vegetarian isn’t my first choice- but the food was excellent. Had a “Salt-encrusted Baked Potato” and a salad. Great potato! Then I pretty much crashed for the evening.

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