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Hello Sencha: HTML5 Applications
Event posted on Feb 07, 2012 by ryancanulla

Title: Hello Sencha: HTML5 Applications
Date and Time: March 6, 2012 06:00 PM - 08:30 PM (GMT-5 Eastern Time US & Canada)

Address: 33 Arch St, Boston MA Floor 18
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Speakers:

Ted Patrick

Ted Patrick currently holds the position of Director of Developer Relations at Sencha. He works with developers to create applications using web technologies including HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS. Prior to Sencha, Ted worked at Barnes and Noble on NOOK Apps and on Flash & Flex at Adobe Systems. Along the way, he founded 4 companies as an entrepreneur, raised vc funding, and sold 1. Ted loves to write software. No, He really, really, loves to write software. So much he can hardly think of it as work. Ted especially loves to help solve the hard strategy problems in combining business and software. The past 2 years have been filled with learning the ins and outs of the Android Operating System and how best to write software for phone-tablet form factor devices (IOS/Android). Lately, Ted dove head first into building apps using HTML5. When he is not writing code, you will find him either spending time with his family or scuba diving.


Agenda:

Hello Sencha: HTML5 Applications

Ted Patrick will walk you through Sencha's frameworks for building mobile and desktop applications using web technologies including HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS. We will cover the framework's foundation (OOP+MVC), standard libraries, containers, components, xtype rendering, and most importantly cross-browser support. Bring an open mind and a laptop, we will be building applications from scratch; feel free to follow along. Sencha provides frameworks, tools, and services for building professional applications with HTML5.

Come early for some networking, pizza, beer, and ping pong! (6pm). The session will start at 7pm. 

Secure Building: RSVP here! http://hello-sencha-boston.eventbrite.com/


The Future of Flex at Apache
Event posted on Jan 31, 2012 by ryancanulla

Title: The Future of Flex at Apache
Date and Time: February 15, 2012 06:00 PM - 08:30 PM (GMT-5 Eastern Time US & Canada)

Address: RSVP!! - http://future-of-flex-boston.eventbrite.com/
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Speakers:
Christophe Coenraets:
Christophe Coenraets is a Technical Evangelist for Adobe where he focuses on Mobile and Rich Internet Applications for the Enterprise. He has been working on Flex since the early days of the product in 2003. In his previous role at Macromedia, Christophe worked on JRun, the company’s J2EE application server. Before joining Macromedia, Christophe was managing Java and Internet applications Evangelism at Sybase and Powersoft. Christophe has been a regular speaker at conferences worldwide for the last 15 years. He blogs at http://coenraets.org.
 
Michael Labriola:
Michael Labriola is Senior Consultant at Digital Primates, architect of the open source FlexUnit 4 and Spoon projects, and a PMC member for Apache Flex. He has been developing Internet applications since 1995 and working with Flex since its 1.0 beta. Labriola is the co-author of the Flex 2, 3, 4 and 4.5 "Training from the Source" books and "Breaking Out of the Browser with Adobe AIR."
 
As an international speaker and team mentor on Flex and AIR projects, he has consulted for many of the world's most recognized brands. His free time is spent escaping from technology through wine and food.

Agenda:

Currently, Flex is the best solution to deliver enterprise applications across multiple operating systems, browsers, and devices. This month we will be hosting Christophe Coenraets, Adobe evangelist, and Michael Labriola, PMC member of the Apache Flex Project and one of the founders of the Spoon Project. Christophe and Michael will be talking about the future of Flex, the Apache Flex Project, the Spoon Project, and the Flex community. Don’t miss this opportunity to get your voice heard as well as have questions answered. This meeting is jointly sponsored by the Adobe Boston User Group, the Boston Flash Platform User Group, the Boston Flex User Group. 

 RSVP!! - http://future-of-flex-boston.eventbrite.com/

Christophe Coenraets:
Christophe Coenraets is a Technical Evangelist for Adobe where he focuses on Mobile and Rich Internet Applications for the Enterprise. He has been working on Flex since the early days of the product in 2003. In his previous role at Macromedia, Christophe worked on JRun, the company’s J2EE application server. Before joining Macromedia, Christophe was managing Java and Internet applications Evangelism at Sybase and Powersoft. Christophe has been a regular speaker at conferences worldwide for the last 15 years. He blogs at http://coenraets.org. 

Michael Labriola:
Michael Labriola is Senior Consultant at Digital Primates, architect of the open source FlexUnit 4 and Spoon projects, and a PMC member for Apache Flex. He has been developing Internet applications since 1995 and working with Flex since its 1.0 beta. Labriola is the co-author of the Flex 2, 3, 4 and 4.5 "Training from the Source" books and "Breaking Out of the Browser with Adobe AIR." As an international speaker and team mentor on Flex and AIR projects, he has consulted for many of the world's most recognized brands. His free time is spent escaping from technology through wine and food.



Agenda:
 RSVP!! - http://future-of-flex-boston.eventbrite.com/
Currently, Flex is the best solution to deliver enterprise applications across multiple operating systems, browsers, and devices. This month we will be hosting Christophe Coenraets, Adobe evangelist, and Michael Labriola, PMC member of the Apache Flex Project and one of the founders of the Spoon Project. Christophe and Michael will be talking about the future of Flex, the Apache Flex Project, the Spoon Project, and the Flex community. Don’t miss this opportunity to get your voice heard as well as have questions answered.
 
This meeting is jointly sponsored by the Adobe Boston User Group, the Boston Flash Platform User Group, the Boston Flex User Group. 

Brass Monkey, Seriously Fun Control
Event posted on Oct 13, 2011 by ryancanulla

Title: Brass Monkey, Seriously Fun Control
Date and Time: October 26, 2011 06:00 PM - 08:30 PM (GMT-5 Eastern Time US & Canada)

Address: Presentation starts at 7pm. Come early to play ping pong and network!
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Speakers:

Chris Allen is an international speaker, software inventor and entrepreneur based in Boston, MA. He co-founded the open source Flash server Red5, where he and his team of volunteers reverse engineered Flash’s RTMP protocol. He started the company Infrared5, a technology services company, in 2007 where he served as its President and CEO until 2011. He now serves as President and CTO of Brass Monkey, a company that turns smartphones into game controllers for a cloud based game console.


Agenda:

Next Generation Mobile Interactions with Digital Signs and More Brass Monkey President and CTO, Chris Allen will present their new cutting edge Brass Monkey® SDK for creating cross platform experiences. Brass Monkey is at its core a networking library for interconnecting mobile devices and displays over a local WIFI. Brass Monkey’s primary use is as a controller, where a mobile device (say an iPhone) uses its built in controls like an accelerometer to communicate to a web based experience (Flash/Flex, Unity3D). Chris will show how to use the SDK, and demonstrate many of the possibilities this new technology opens up to developers and designers alike.

RSVP so we have enough food/beer!

http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2336223708

Come early to play ping pong!  (no earlier than 6pm)


jQuery Mobile: Progressive Enhancement with HTML5
Event posted on Aug 04, 2011 by ryancanulla

Title: jQuery Mobile: Progressive Enhancement with HTML5
Date and Time: August 17, 2011 06:30 AM - 08:30 AM (GMT-5 Eastern Time US & Canada)

Speakers:

Please RSVP so we can provide enough food and beer.
http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2005651959


About Todd Anderson

Todd Anderson is a Senior Software Engineer at Infrared5. With over 9 years of architecting and developing client-side applications, he has delivered web, mobile and desktop solutions with numerous companies in the enternainment and gaming indistries including Adobe, THQ, Condé Nast Publications and Motorola. A strong believer in giving back to the wonderful Flash Platform community that nurtured him away from a solid 8 hours-a-night sleep, Todd often releases code on http://github.com/bustardcelly and is the co-author of the Flex 3 and Flex 4 Cookbooks (O'Reilly) and AIR Create-Modify-Reuse (Wiley Wrox). He also writes about web and mobile technologies at http://custardbelly.com/blog and rambles about nothing on http://twitter.com/bustardcelly.

When not in front of a computer, Todd can be found hugging his wife, reading Eric Carle books to his son and taking things out of his dog's mouth - not necessarily in that order and (mostly) unrelated to each other.


Agenda:

jQuery Mobile: Progressive Enhancement with HTML5

While CSS3 media queries, dynamic layouts and custom meta-tags have been at the forefront in bridging the gap between web-based and desktop RIAs, application frameworks targeting the mobile-web paradigm have largely been ignored. With the current focus of popular frameworks being designed to leverage your HTML/CSS/JavaScript knowledge to deliver platform-based applications, the full in-browser RIA experience may slowly going the way of the dodo on mobile devices.

In this session, Todd will discuss the nuts and bolts of the jQuery Mobile framework to provide a browser-agnostic approach in delivering an RIA experience to all popular mobile device platforms. Time permitting, he will also address how to properly steam-clean a shag carpet, the mating call of the elusive North American black bear, and/or technologies to take a jQuery Mobile application out of the browser and deliver a native device application.

Please RSVP so we can provide enough food and beer.
http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2005651959


Keith Peters: Making Tools @ BFPUG
Event posted on May 22, 2011 by ryancanulla

Title: Keith Peters: Making Tools @ BFPUG
Date and Time: June 6, 2011 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM (GMT-5 Eastern Time US & Canada)

Address: Digitas 33 Arch St Floor 18 Boston, MA 02110
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Speakers:

About Keith:

Keith began playing with Flash in 1999. After a couple of years making really horrible Flash web sites and huge intros, he discovered ActionScript, and has not looked back.

Keith's award winning personal experimental web site, www.bit-101.com features over 500 cutting edge flash experiments, with source available. It also has a series of tutorials on ActionScript which have been downloaded countless times and translated into many languages.

Keith has contributed to eight books on Flash and written several magazine articles on various Flash subjects.

Keith lives near Boston, MA in the USA, and is the Engineering Guru at Infrared5 (www.infrared5.com).


Agenda:

Please RSVP so we can get enough food & beer!!

Eventbrite: http://t.co/aTZxOJw

Making Tools

In this presentations I'm going to talk about making tools to make other stuff.

All the best craftsmen make their own tools. OK, I don't know if that's true, but it sounds like it could be, right? As a developer, designer, or something in between, if you are relying on generic, off-the-shelf tools for coding and designing, I guarantee you are wasting a lot of your time.

We'll cover the how and why, and lots of examples (mine and others') to give you an idea of what's possible. Tools to make spritesheets for games, to view the clipboard contents, for embedding assets in a swf, for making pixel perfect layouts, tools for making art, etc. We'll also look at tools for making tools, including MinimalComps (www.minimalcomps.com).


Christophe Coenraets on Flash Builder & Flex 4.5 2
Event posted on Apr 13, 2011 by ryancanulla

Title: Christophe Coenraets on Flash Builder & Flex 4.5
Date and Time: May 10, 2011 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM (GMT-5 Eastern Time US & Canada)

Address: Adobe Systems Inc 21 Hickory Dr. Waltham, MA 02451
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Speakers:

Christophe's Bio: Christophe Coenraets is a Technical Evangelist for Adobe where he focuses on Rich Internet Applications and Enterprise Integration. He has been working on Flex since the early days of the product in 2003. In his previous role at Macromedia, Christophe worked on JRun, the company's J2EE application server. Before joining Macromedia, Christophe was managing Java, Internet, and PowerBuilder evangelism at Powersoft/Sybase. Christophe has been a regular speaker at conferences worldwide for the last 15 years. He blogs at http://coenraets.org.


Agenda:

Christophe Coenraets, a leading Adobe Evangelist, will be discussing and showing off the latest capabilities of the new release of Creative Suite 5.5 which includes Flash Builder 4.5, Flash Catalyst 4.5 and Flex SDK 4.5. This event will have detailed information for Designers and Developers. All are welcome.
Although FB4.5 is a dot release, there are some major changes, including much more powerful cross platform development and very significant amounts of optimization for target platforms, including Android, Blackberry and iOS devices.
There are also lots of workflow and SDK changes that affect Developers and Designers. There will be ample time for questions and demonstration. Christophe is a very hands on presenter with deep knowledge of the product. He frequently answers questions by building an example on the spot.
This will be a great session. A full agenda will be posted shortly, but to give you a sense of what will be covered check out the two videos below.
PLEASE RSVP!

Christophe Coenraets, a leading Adobe Evangelist, will be discussing and showing off the latest capabilities of the new release of Creative Suite 5.5 which includes Flash Builder 4.5, Flash Catalyst 4.5 and Flex SDK 4.5. This event will have detailed information for Designers and Developers. All are welcome.Although FB4.5 is a dot release, there are some major changes, including much more powerful cross platform development and very significant amounts of optimization for target platforms, including Android, Blackberry and iOS devices.There are also lots of workflow and SDK changes that affect Developers and Designers. There will be ample time for questions and demonstration. Christophe is a very hands on presenter with deep knowledge of the product. He frequently answers questions by building an example on the spot.This will be a great session. A full agenda will be posted shortly, but to give you a sense of what will be covered check out the two videos below.


PLEASE RSVP!

 


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Michael Labriola talks about... 2
Event posted on Feb 17, 2011 by Michelle Yaiser

Title: Michael Labriola talks about...
Date and Time: March 16, 2011 07:15 PM - 09:00 PM (GMT-5 Eastern Time US & Canada)

RSVP

Address: The New England Institute of Art 10 Brookline Place West Brookline, MA 02445
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Speakers:

Michael Labriola is a Senior Consultant at Digital Primates and the Lead Developer for FlexUnit 4. He has been developing Internet applications since 1995 and working with Flex since its 1.0 beta. Michael is an Adobe Certified Instructor, Community Professional, and co-author of the Flex 2, 3 and 4 Training from the Source books and Breaking out of the Browser with Adobe AIR.

As an international speaker and team mentor on Flex and AIR projects, he has consulted for many of the world’s most recognized brands. His free time is spent escaping from technology through wine and food.


Agenda:

Michael can present, teach, and chat about so many different topics related to the Flash Platform in general and Flex specifically that we have yet to finalize his topic for this meeting.  Regardless of what the topic ends up being, he is someone you don't want to miss. 

If there is specific topic(s) you'd like to hear Michael talk about, send us your suggestion. 

Food is being provided this meeting by Professional Alternative.  Please register so we purchase enough food.


Developing Applications for Mobile & Devices Using Flex “Hero” and Flash Builder “Burrito”
Event posted on Feb 03, 2011 by Michelle Yaiser

Title: Developing Applications for Mobile & Devices Using Flex “Hero” and Flash Builder “Burrito”
Date and Time: February 16, 2011 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM (GMT-5 Eastern Time US & Canada)

RSVP

Address: The New England Institute of Art 10 Brookline Place West Brookline, MA 02445
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Speakers:

Brian Rinaldi is as a community manager for the Adobe Learning Resources team, where he oversees community strategy for Flash Platform Community Help. In his role, Brian brings together active Adobe product users, Adobe product team members, authors, and experts to provide users the most useful, relevant, and up-to-date information about Adobe products. Brian blogs regularly at http://remotesynthesis.com and is a unreformed twitter addict @remotesynth.


Agenda:

In this session we will cover how to use the mobile development tools in Flash Builder “Burrito” (currently available on Labs) and the mobile components in the  Flex “Hero” SDK to quickly and easily develop mobile applications for phones and tablets. We'll walk through the new Flex view paradigm in Flex for mobile and then work through using more advanced features such as the device camera, microphone, file API, SQLite and gestures.

Thanks to the generosity of the 360|Flex folks, we will be giving away two free tickets to the conference in April. The schedule is fantastic. 

And thanks to Adobe, we will be giving away a copy of Adobe Flash Builder 4 Premium and Flash Catalyst CS5 plus a number of other Adobe goodies.

Room 257
The New England Institute of Art
10 Brookline Place West
Brookline, MA 02445


December Meeting - Chris Georgenes
Event posted on Dec 02, 2010 by Michelle Yaiser

Title: December Meeting - Chris Georgenes
Date and Time: December 8, 2010 07:30 PM - 08:30 PM (GMT-5 Eastern Time US & Canada)

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Address: 711 Boylston St. Boston, MA 02116
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Speakers:

The Boston Flash Platform User's Group will meet for the last time of 2010.  Its going to be full evening that you don't want to miss.

Renowned Flash animator Chris Georgenes will share some his tips, tricks, and best practices for animation in Flash CS5.  

Michelle and Matthew (BFPUG's co-managers) were both at Adobe MAX in October.  They'll give a quick recap and answer questions you may have about any of the announcements and previews made by Adobe during the huge event. 

Aquent will be our hosts providing food and drink for all as we celebrate the end of another year.  When you arrive, please call 617-406-8388 upon arrival as the door is locked after 5pm.


September Meeting - Building an Interactive Portfolio with Flash Catalyst
Event posted on Sep 21, 2010 by Michelle Yaiser

Title: September Meeting - Building an Interactive Portfolio with Flash Catalyst
Date and Time: September 22, 2010 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM (GMT-5 Eastern Time US & Canada)

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Address: Adobe Systems Incorporated 21 Hickory Drive Waltham, MA 02451
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Speakers:

Dee Sadler

Dee Sadler loves being a girl geek and a designer who codes. She is an artist, photographer, web designer, and loves reading books on web standards. Community, (and instigator), is her middle name because she is an Adobe User Group Manager, Adobe Community Professional on the Creative Suite, Adobe Freelance Professional, and a Certified Instructor in 5 programs. Dee is basically the Community Cruise Director and is dedicated to bridging the gap between designers and developers.


Agenda:

Please let me know if you are coming so I can give Ed a headcount for pizza and your name to Adobe security to make the check in process faster. You can still come if you don't let me know ahead of time, but it will take just a little longer to get in the building and you may not any pizza.

Building an Interactive Portfolio with Flash Catalyst

Learn how to use Flash Catalyst CS5 to rapidly create and publish an interactive portfolio to the web as a finished SWF file for Adobe Flash Player, or as an Adobe AIR project that can run across platforms outside the browser. See how you can leverage your existing design skills in Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop to effectively showcase your videos, photos, designs, or products, all without writing any code.


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