Preparing for MAX

I’m spending a good amount of time the next few days preparing to leave Denver for San Fransisco and Adobe MAX 2008. This will be my fist MAX and will hopefully be a really nice experience with no mishaps along the way. I’m speaking on a project of mine during the FITC unconference on Wednesday the 19th at 1:00 and have been preparing some quick slides on SlideRocket: What a great piece of software this is.  I’ve played with it when it was still in beta but have never done any real work until this past week.  Really, heartily recommended

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DUVAGAII PDF Presentation

One thing which is really unfortunate (but necessary) about the DUVAGA project is that all major functionality is not available to the public. We have developed some really nice tools and a good workflow but no one outside of a class setting has access to any of these materials due to copyright restrictions. Back in June, we put together a short, written overview of the system for the VRA Bulletin. Since we are also lacking in basic instructional overviews for users, I applied some screen captures of the various features along with text from the bulletin in a PDF document.

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ApolloRanch: Boulder – The Day After

It was raining the entire evening so I left for Boulder fairly early. I actually arrived at the planetarium (the entire conference was inside a planetarium!) 20 minutes early and they hadn’t even begun setting up the registration tables. So I just hung back and had a look at all the materials posted along the walls. Lots of Planetarium articles, prints, and so forth. Not-so-interesting… but it passed the time. When I did check in, I was given an Apollo-branded shirt and goodie bag. The goodie bag contained a copy of Apollo for Adobe Flex Developers Pocket Guide, sticker, Apollo

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ApolloRanch: Boulder

I’ll be at ApolloRanch in Boulder this coming Saturday evening. The event is scheduled to begin at 5 o’clock and run just shy of midnight. Sounds like they have a full and engaging schedule lined up with a lot of opportunities to both interface with other developers and learn a lot of useful stuff at the same time. There are 85 tickets left as of this posting and I would encourage anyone in the Denver area interested in Flex or Apollo to sign up- it’s FREE!

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Back from VRA25

So I am back from the VRA conference in Kansas City, MO. I have to say that this was the absolute worst travel experience I’ve ever had. Not because of the conference itself, or the hotel, or anything like that- mostly just because I was sick the entire time and having a head cold while traveling by airplane is pretty much a guarantee that you are going to have some extra issues. In this case- my hearing was so messed up that I could barely carry a conversation with anyone while I was there. On the technical side there were

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