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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
Thanks for everyone who came out to our February meeting. You can now download Allans "Introduction to Objective-C Programming" presentation slides here:http://www.augchicago.org/presos/AUG_iOS_%20Lecture_Slides.pdf
night is the Chicago Dev Happy Hour, sponsored by Digital Primates
After tonights Adobe User Group meeting , the Chicago Dev Happy Hour is holding their meetup at the Exchequer, starting around 8:30. If you can join us, look for a group of shaggy software developers ready to slug it out about the current state of affairs with AT&T and T-Mobile. Check out our website: www.chicagodevhappyhour.com, and join the meetup: www.meetup.com/chicagodev
Registration is now open for the 2009 Chicago Motion Graphics Festival>
This annual event runs January 20-25, 2009 in the Chicago Loop. MGFest presents Chicago's best artists to the country's most representative demographic.
Receive up to $375 in free gifts, if you register before Jan 1, 2009. Details can be found here.
Flourish is a FREE conference hosted by the University of Illinois at
Chicago Association for Computing Machinery (UIC-ACM) and the
University of Illinois at Chicago Linux User Group (UIC-LUG). The
goal of Flourish is to promote Free and Open Source Software and Open
Culture. We have a variety of talks, sprints and other activities
that you can participate in. Check out our website at
Dates and Venue:
April 1st through 3rd at the University of Illinois at Chicago. More
information about the venue is available here:
http://www.flourishconf.com/2011/directions/. Our schedule is posted
Highlights from our Speaker Line-up:
We have an exceptional lineup of speakers this year:
- Ryan "Icculus" Gordon - Will talk about Gaming on Linux
- Italo Vignoli - Founder & Steering Committee member of The Document
- Chris Palmer - From the Electronic Fronter Foundation
- Mitch Altman - A famous open source hardware hacker and creator of
- Chris McAvoy - VP of technology at Threadless and founder of the
Chicago Python Users Group
- Gregory Miller - From Open Source Digital Voting
More speakers are listed on our website here:
Registration is now open! You can register at
attendance is FREE!
This just in from the good folks who run http://www.chicagodevhappyhour.com.
Here is what they sent.
Adobe announces HTML5 externsion for Dreamweaver CS5
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.
Flash has added a ton of innovation and capabilities to the Internet, but one major concern of using Flash on a site revolves around search engines. Join AUG Chicago, The Chicago-Area Adobe Users Group, Monday, November 15th when we take a look at Flash and Search Engine Optimization (SEO ).
Our guest speaker Brian Busche will talk about how to make Flash web sites SEO friendly. Brian will share his recent experience building GAIA based Flash site and how he went about making it accessible to search engines with the help of SWFAddress. He'll demonstrate how by using SWFAddress, he is able to serve up HTML alternative pages for the search engines to index. Those pages act as deep-links into the Flash content of the Web Site. Brian will explain he fundamentals behind this approach and then share some code examples based on a live web site.
Making Flash Web Sites SEO Friendly
Building a sweet looking site, setting up Facebook and Twitter profiles, even ranking well in search engines doesn't mean a thing if customers aren't lining up to buy your products or services. This Monday, July 18th, we are exploring the strategies of an successful online presence.
Our presenter will be Tim Frick, author of Return on Engagement: Content, Strategy, and Design Techniques for Digital Marketing. Tim will talk about strategy, tools, a variety of tactics for iterative measurement and analytics, and break down some simple techniques you can use to improve your own online business objectives. He'll use several case studies where all these elements work in tandem to build business.
Success requires equal parts engagement, marketing, community management, measurement, content strategy, and of course a kick-ass web/mobile site. So whether you are a d eveloper, designer, or managers, t his presentation will be beneficial for the entire web team. Make plans to join us.
Increasing Online Engagement
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