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RIApalooza is coming July 23rd
Entry posted on Jul 09
, tagged Design,Development,Event,Interactive Experience,News
Riapalooza 3, the Midwest's premiere event on Rich Internet Application (RIA) development is drawing near. Don't delay because space is limited, and previous events have sold-out.
Make plans to join us Friday July 23rd for a full day of RIA goodness featuring presentations from some of the industry's very best. Riapalooza is your chance not only to see what is currently happening in the world of Rich Internet Application development, but to learn the trends and practices to help keep you on top of the game.
We are platform-agnostic, so no matter your development environment, you are guaranteed to walk away with nuggets of wisdom that will make you a better more effective professional. And because we will be showing various technologies it will provide you to the opportunity to see and evaluate some platforms you may not yet be using.
Friday July 23rd, 2010
9:00am - 5:00 (Followed by RIA on Tap)
Illinois Technology Association
200 S Wacker Drive 15th Floor
Chicago, IL 60606
RIApalooza Call for Speakers Now Open
Entry posted on May 21
, tagged Design,Development,Event,Interactive Experience,Mobile,News,Rich Internet Apps
RIAPALOOZA 3 Call for speakers...
Are you passionate about rich platforms, design & development? Do you like to teach?
RIAPALOOZA is a community-driven, non-profit, day-long event for professionals who design, develop, customize, maintain and maximize business value using rich platforms like Flash, SIlverlight and HTML5.
We are currently seeking proposals from speakers to present at RIAPALOOZA on designing and customizing rich interactive experiences for desktop, web and mobile.
When you propose a session, please be clear that our target audience is designers, developers and integrators of rich interactive application at various levels of expertise. Tell us if your session is introductory, intermediate or for experts.
RIAPALOOZA welcomes sessions built around real-world case studies. Acceptance of your session proposal will be based not only on your timeliness and relevance, but also on your own credentials as an expert in your particular RIA technology and your experiencee as an speaker. Be sure to communicate how clearly you can state what your session will cover, who would benefit from taking it, any prerequisite knowledge, and what the attendees will learn.
The ideal session presenter is someone with expert credentials in RIA platforms and other relevant technologies, and who has proven experience discussing practical solutions to real-world challenges, presenting new skills, and offering attendees an information-packed learning experience.
Here is list of sessions that represent the kind of content we are looking for at RIAPALOOZA. We welcome your ideas, creativity, experience and expertise.
Session Ideas include:
-Designing for (insert your RIA technology of choice here)
-Dazzling with (insert your RIA technology of choice here)
-Best Practices: Doing It Right the First Time
Past Sessions have included:
-Agile Flex Application Development: How Mammoths Stay Slim
-Empowering The Client-Side: Consuming Internet Services in RIA
-RIA Problems You Never Knew Existed
-Fast. Smart. Agile. User Experience Driven Agile Development
-Silverlight and RIA
-Top 10 Questions About RIA That You Never Had The Courage To Ask
-Building Interactive Applications Using UX Principles
-Better Designer/Developer Collaboration with WFP & XML
-How RIA Changes In Application Design.
-Social Media, RIA & Sustainability
-RIAs Beyond The Mouse & Keyboard
RIAPALOOZA is being held on Friday, July 23rd, in Chicago at the Illinois Technology Association, located at 200 So. Wacker Drive 15th Floor Chicago, IL 60606.
The deadline for speakers is June 23rd. Speakers will be notified of acceptance by June 25th.
Preparation of Submission
Please include the following information in your speaker proposal:
-Title of Session
-Brief abstract describing the session and what attendees will learn it
-Any prerequisites of the proposed session, such as technical proficiency or knowledge-level of a topic
-Any prerequisites such as a laptop and any pre-loaded software (if the session is a workshop)
-Speaker bio, 125–150 words
-Speaker name(s), mailing and e-mail addresses, telephone and cell phone numbers
-Hi-res digital headshot of speaker
Please submit your information electronically as a text e-mail or Word document to: email@example.com
Please note that we may edit session titles, descriptions and bios to fit our style, and also to ensure that the description clearly presents information about your session to attendees. While all speakers will get a free pass to the event, we regret that we cannot cover any travel expenses.
Questions about the speaker submission process or the event? Contact Anthony Handley & Michael Schaffner firstname.lastname@example.org
Adobe announces HTML5 externsion for Dreamweaver CS5
Entry posted on May 20
Adobe has announced an HTML5 extension for Dreamweaver CS5. It includes support for the newest WebKit engine, CSS3 properties, HTML5 starter layout, code hinting, and more. The first technology preview version is available today on Adobe Labs: http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/html5pack.html.
Developing for Android with Flash CS5
Entry posted on May 12
After an excellent event in April with Chicago Flex, this month is focusing on an extremely hot topic, developing for mobile devices.
Recent reports have shown tthe Googles Android has surpassed the iPhone in the smart phone market. That is just another reason you will want to join us at this months meeting of AUG Chicago, The Chicago Area Adobe Users Group, when we take a look a the new Flash CS5 and how to use it for mobile development. With AIR for Android on the horizon our guest presenter, Conrad Fuhrman will be talking about the pros and cons developing for mobile devices and how to prepare your site, code, and development environment for optimum usage. Conrad intends to discuss best development practices covering some of the new classes that can use the GPU for rendering, and some of the new touch events. If you are interested in developing an application, game, or project on a mobile platform, this presentation is not to be missed!
Monday May 17th, 2010
6:30-8:30 (Doors oopen at 6:00)
410 S Michigan Ave.
Flex 4 Launch Tour
Entry posted on Apr 20
We are thrilled by the tremendous response we have had for this Thursday's Adobe Flex 4 Launch Tour. In fact, the response has been so great that we currently have changed our registration to a waiting-list.
If you have registered be prepared for a great evening with Adobe evangelist Kevin Hoyt. However, if you are registered and for some reason cannot attend we would appreciate you notify us at email@example.com so we can offer your seat to another person.
If you have not yet registered but are interested in attending, you can add your name to the waitng list at http://fx4chicago.eventbrite.com/ and we will notify you when and if a seat becomes available.
This is going to be a great event and we are doing out best to accommodate as many people as possible.
Thanks for your understanding and cooperation.
Adobe Flex 4 Launch Tour with Adobe Evangelist Kevin Hoyt
Thursday, April 22nd, 2010
200 S. Wacker Dr.
Registration is currently full, to be added to the waiting-list register at:http://fx4chicago.eventbrite.com/
About the Adobe Flex 4 Launch Tour
AUG Chicago, The Chicago-Area Adobe User Group, and Chicago Flex present the Chicago stop of the Flex 4 Launch Tour.
Thursday April 22nd, Adobe evangelist, Kevin Hoyt will introduce you to Flex 4, Flash Builder 4, and Flash Catalyst. Kevin, an Adobe evangelist, will showcase the many new features and answer your questions on these new Adobe software packages.
Flash Camp Chicago 2010 Line-up Announced
Entry posted on Feb 16
The line-up for Flash Camp Chicago is now in place, and as promised, it is going to be an outstanding day packed with valuable information for Flex developers and the Flex-curious. Come learn more about Flex, whether you're just beginning or already experienced, and meet others in the Chicago Flex community.
Admission price includes lunch, an end-of-day networking reception, and chance to walk away with free books from O'Reilly, Peachpit, and Apress, plus a license to PowerFlasher FDT.
At $20 this opportunity is a steal, but we are able to sweeten the deal by providing a a 10% discount by using discount code "AUGCHICAGO" at checkout.
Register and details here: http://flashcampchicago2010.eventbrite.com/
James Ward (Adobes very own)
"Flex 4 for Flex 3 Developers"
"Accessing Remote Data in Flex"
"Rendering the Fat: How to Keep Your DataGrid Healthy"
"Building RIAs with Style"
"Flex 4 Component Development"
Networking and free beer
Celebrating 15 Years on February 15th
Entry posted on Feb 14
Monday, February 15th, AUG Chicago celebrates the start of it's 15th year with a Community Showcase. We have lined up some diverse and interesting projects to showcase.
Whether you want to share your work or just check out what others are up to we would love to have you join us help celebrate our 15th year. So plan to come out and get inspired by the by the incredible work being done by our community. Our past events of this type that we held have proven to be a great experience for all attendees.
Adobe is helping the celebration by providing pizza!
AUG Chicago 15th Anniversary with a Community Showcase
Monday February 15th 2010
Ascend Training 410 South Michigan Avenue
RSVP to http://augchicagofeb2010.eventbrite.com
Celebrate 15 years with a Community Showcase
Entry posted on Feb 07
Help us celebrate a major milestone as AUG Chicago, The Chicago Area Adobe Users Group, kicks off our 15th year!
Promoting community has always been our top priority, so we only thought it fitting that we use this meeting to showcase the outstanding and varied work that is being done locally. It will be a great chance get inspired and also see the variety and diversity of talent in our area.
Make plans to join us to celebrate this momentous occasion, network, and check out what your peers are up to. Plus ,thanks to Adobe, we will be serving up pizza.
Have a project you would like to share whether it is a website, animation, game, video, design, etc, we still have some available slots so drop an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. It's a great way to get some exposure and feedback.
Make plans to join us to celebrate this momentous occasion, network and check out what your peers are up to. Plus thanks to Adobe we will be serving up pizza.
AUG Chicago Celebrates its' 15th Anniversary with a Community Showcase
Monday February 15th 2010
410 South Michigan Avenue
RSVP to http://augchicagjan2010.eventbrite.com
Reminder: Introducing The Box2D Physics Engine for AS3
Entry posted on Jan 18
Join us tonight 1/18 for an introduction to the ActionScript 3.0 port of the Box2D Physics engine. Box 2D allows developers to simulate gravity, inertia, collisions, and various simple machine behaviors in Flash.
Our guest presenter, Brian Busche will touch on a recent project he helped develop where this technique was used to create an engaging web site for a popular breakfast cereal. Examples will be provided that are intended to help programmers quickly understand the basics of Box2D. Non-programmers may find the examples easy enough to help them create very simple 2D Physics content in Flash.
Actionscript Physics with Box2D
Monday January 18th 2009
6:30-8:30 PM (Doors open at 6:00)
410 South Michigan Avenue
RSVP to http://augchicagojan2010.eventbrite.com
Looking for an experienced Joomla programmer/developer.
Entry posted on Jan 09
Our current site (www.topcats.org <http://www.topcats.org> ) is using an old Joomla template. I have two new templates that I am considering using to update the website. They are compatible with the latest version of Joomla. The current template uses an older version of Joomla.
We will need to upgrade the website to the latest Joomla version and then upgrade to one of the new templates. Initially I want the same functionality as the current website and migrate all the current documentation over to the new environment. ‘Phase II’ will include adding additional functionality.
We will need to set up a development environment on our hosting site (iPower) to do all the upgrades and then upload it to the production environment once it has been thoroughly tested.
Our first priority is the initial upgrades. However, I will be looking for ongoing ‘technical’ support as required and if the Top Cats board approves the additional functionality, further development work down the road. So, I am looking for a reliable and responsive person with whom the Top Cats can have a long term relationship with.
If you are interested, please email me with info on your Joomla background and sample sites if possible, at:email@example.com