Speaking at Adobe MAX 2015

Adobe MAX October 3-7, 2015, Los Angeles, CA Adobe has announced the initial set of speakers for MAX 2015 and I am happily involved with both a session and a lab! While I have spoken at a number of past MAX sessions, I have never done a lab before – so this is something I am very excited about. So what are my sessions about? ADOBE FLASH PROFESSIONAL CC is what! Last year I took a break from MAX… having been present at every MAX since 2008, I was okay with this. This year I return refreshed and energized – I’m

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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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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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Adobe AIR. NativeProcess. FFMPEG. Awesome.

This was the title of my latest presentation for the Rocky Mountain Adobe User Group… and may very well be the final presentation for that group, ever. If anyone in the Denver area is interested in taking up his great little user group – get in touch with the nice people at RealEyes! Bittersweet. Description: In this session  well be stepping away from the web a bit and see just what Adobe AIR can offer behind the veil. Adobe still develops and supports AIR? You bet they do! Well start off with a quick overview of whats going on

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Getting Acquainted with PhoneGap

I was asked to speak about PhoneGap to the National Association of Government Web Professionals (NAGW). Here are the slides from this event (recording is NAGW-only): Getting Acquainted with PhoneGap from Joseph Labrecque An overview of developing mobile applications with HTML, CSS and JavaScript using PhoneGap, node.js, Brackets and related tools.

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Getting Started with Starling and Feathers

Getting Started with Starling and Feathers from Joseph Labrecque I recently presented on this topic for the Hawaii Flash Adobe User Group. Slides are above – recording is below! In this presentation, Joseph Labrecque shows you how to use the Feathers and Starling user interface frameworks along with Stage3D to build out mobile applications with Adobe AIR. We’ll cover the history of Stage3D and Starling, see how to get both Starling and Feathers libraries integrated within a Flash Builder project, configure the Starling stage, and instantiate Feathers components within Starling classes to provide functional user interface elements within both games

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