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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VPS Featured in Newsletter

The DUVAGA Projection System [VPS] has been featured in an article for the CTL Newsletter this quarter: This fall, the DUVAGA development group released a new version of the projection software which gives the user the option to use the multiple display capability in any classroom. This new version automatically detects the number of displays (projectors and computer screen) and puts the control panel on the computer screen. In a room with a single projector, the instructor can show the gallery of images to the class and manipulate them through the control panel. The new projection software can be installed

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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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Adobe MAX 2008 Plans Finalized

I’ll be attending the Adobe MAX 2008 event in San Francisco, California this November for the full three day duration on top of some pre-event sessions that I’ve been invited to.  I just nailed everything down yesterday and am looking forward to the conference! I’ve also submitted the DUVAGA Projection System (VPS) as an entry to this years MAX Awards.  Here’s hoping! Should be a great time, overall.

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DU Visual Media Center Weblog

I’m taking a moment to highlight the Visual Media Center at the University of Denver and the relatively new weblog maintained by its Director, Leslie Trumble. The VMC works very closely with those of us on the DU VAGA development team and most of the feedback we receive about the application originates with users from this area.  This week, Leslie writes about two pretty large additions to the application environment; the inclusion of PicLens on digital object search results,  and a standalone application that I’ve been heavily involved in this summer called the DU VAGA Projection System. What may be

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Obligatory Year-End Analysis

I’m really not one for posting random thoughts all over the place- but it is interesting to think over some of my activities while on parental leave one year ago and contrast that with what life is like now- how things stand and where things are going. Work at DU is good. It’s been very busy and that is a major concern. We should be hiring someone soon to take some of the load off. There is no shortage of interesting projects. I get to work with Flash, Flex, AIR and the rest- a really nice environment to use my

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New Title!

My official title at DU has been changed to Senior Multimedia Application Developer– very nice! This new title is much more reflective of what I do on a day-to-day basis and I’m very pleased with the designation of “senior”- an indicator of my years of experience working in this field. We have been going through a lot of changes recently as a unit. While things are a little rough at the moment- in a few months time I envision a very solid production. Guess I’ll need new business cards printed up… eventually.

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