Adobe Apps for Education: Live

Want to attend an eSeminar that supports you to develop new skills and find inspiring uses for Adobe Applications in the classrooms? Come along to these short 30 min seminars and take away a new skill set and activity to use tomorrow. Come to one or come to many. All sessions can be joined from desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile devices. I’ll be offering the following presentations: Beginning Edge Animate for Education Wednesday 21 May 2014 8am (PST) Learn the basics of Adobe Edge Animate from a fellow educator as you explore a simple project you can implement in your

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Using Adobe Gaming Tools for Education

I recently spoke at the Flash Camp Hawaii event on using Adobe’s gaming tools (Flash!) for education. Slides are below! Flash has always been an important enabler for education and with the current emphasis on gaming in both the Flash Platform and in educational gamification – it’s a good idea to keep up with what the platform now offers in terms of gaming frameworks for both teaching and learning. Perhaps you are an instructor who has been teaching Flash-related courses for years and now finds himself lost in this new world – or maybe you are a developer building educational

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360|Stack 2013 – Session Videos

Looks like all of the session videos from 360|Stack this year are FREE. Check them out over at the video site. My session on Starling and Feathers is embedded, below: JOSEPH LABRECQUE – BUILDING GPU-ACCELERATED MOBILE APPLICATION INTERFACES WITH STARLING AND FEATHERS Apache Flex is great for application UI… but it isn’t GPU-accelerated :( New versions of Adobe AIR perform quite spectacularly on mobile and really blaze when tapping into the device GPU. If your mobile application requires this sort of performance – there is a solution to be found in the Starling framework along with Feathers (a fully-skinnable, open

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360|Stack 2013 : Slides

Apache Flex is great for application UI… but it isn’t GPU-accelerated :( New versions of Adobe AIR perform quite spectacularly on mobile and really blaze when tapping into the device GPU. If your mobile application requires this sort of performance – there is a solution to be found in the Starling framework along with Feathers (a fully-skinnable, open source component and layout framework)! This session will demonstrate how to use Feathers to create great, performant mobile interfaces for not only games but applications as well!

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Adobe Education Leader Institute 2013

Next week I’ll be attending my fifth (5th!) Adobe Education Leader Institute at Adobe HQ in San Jose, CA. This is an annual event where AELs are invited to interface with Adobe and one another for a week of pretty intense collaboration, networking, teaching, and learning (and shenanigans). This is an event I look forward to every single year because it involves such a great group of passionate individuals who care so deeply about both this technology and the people it affects. One of the new additions this year is an unconference day… things could get crazy :) I have

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Recording and Slides : Flash Professional CC – Reborn!

Had a nice time presenting on new features in Flash Professional CC tonight for the Hawaii Flash Adobe User Group. Slides and recording link are below! Boasting a totally new 64-bit architecture and dark user interface, Flash Professional CC rises to become a new foundation for Flash platform tooling and beyond. Adobe has rebuild Flash Professional to be the best asset creation and expressive animationa nd interaction tool available. In this session, Joseph Labrecque will present a brief history of the project, a rundown of the new features in this release, and examine integration with the Creative Cloud. Features we

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