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Speakers: Mason Dixon
With Adobe & Macromedia's merger, there was a coming together of very different strategies of product marketing. So now, after two CS releases under the new umbrella company, it is an appropriate time to take an evaluation of what was the new "Adobe" is doing and how it will affect you and the software you use.
This month we are happy to be participating with MGFest, the Chicago Motion Graphics Festival
February marks the start of our 15th year of supporting and promoting the multimedia community in the Chicago-area.
Since our group’s success has relied on our community we only thought it fitting that we use this meeting to celebrate the great talent fof the fine folks around here. To do that, we are holding a community showcase being done to allow people to share and see what fine working being done by our community.
We are currently looking for people who would like to share their work with the group. Whether it is a website, animation, game, video, design, etc; we you would like to showcase of variety of work
We would like to like to squeeze as many projects in as possible, but space is limited, so if you are interested in showing something please send you contact information along with a brief description of what you’d like to share to firstname.lastname@example.org
15 Anniversary Community Showcase
Date and Time: June 21, 2010 06:30 PM to June 21, 0201 08:30 PM (GMT-6 Central Time US & Canada, Guadalajara, Mexico City)
Address: Ascend Training 410 South Michigan Avenue Room 433 Chicago, IL
Rich Humphreys is an Adobe Certified Expert, Adobe Certified Instructor and Developer. He has been teaching Flash since its' inception. He also is an avid freelancer both in web design and sculpture.
AUG Chicago is hoping you can join us this Monday, June 21st as we take a look at Flash Catalyst CS5.
Flash Catalyst is a new design tool that aims to accelerate the development of rich user interfaces. Catalyst helps bridge the gap between designer and developer in the creation of Flash/Flex based internet application creation. Catalyst allows deigners to use existing skills and work with the tools they are familiar with to seamlessly convert their design into an interactive Flash programs.
Our guest Presenter, Rich Humphreys, will be giving us first look at Flash Catalyst CS5 and how you can take your Photoshop, Illustrator, and Fireworks artwork and transform it into fully interactive projects, or prototype without writing code which can be easily passed to developers to create robust data-driven Flex Applications. Rich will also adress how to best prepare your design files for optimal conversion in Catalyst.
Link: RSVP to
Date and Time: September 20, 2010 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM (GMT-11 Midway Island, Samoa)
Address: Ascend Training 410 S Michigan Ave Room 433 Chicago, IL 60606
Matthew David author of the new book "HTML5: Designing Rich Internet Applications"
Matthew David is the author of HTML5: Designing Rich Internet Applications (Visualizing the Web). In addition, Matthew has written several books on Adobe Flash and writes articles for many Web magazines. Currently, he is the new jQuery blogger for O'Reilly's InsideRIA.com. In addition to writing, Matthew is a Technical Editor for iPhone books developed by Pearson and also develops many mobile applications. He is currently half way through writing his latest book on Android App development using Adobe's AIR 2.0 for Android.
Everybody is talking about it, but few really understand what it entails
Join us in September as we take a look at HTML 5. Our guest presenter will be Matthew David author of the new book "HTML5: Designing Rich Internet Applications".
Matthew plans to explain exactly what HTML5 is and introduce you to some of the new elements it brings including Video & Audio, CSS3, SVG & CANVAS, APIs (GeoLocation, LocalStorage, DragAndDrop).
Matthew will address browser & mobile support and how to determine whether you should start using HTML.
You can register here http://augchicagosept2010.eventbrite.com/
A two session evening with InDesign expert Laurie Ruhlin
Date and Time: October 17, 2011 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM (GMT-6 Central Time US & Canada, Guadalajara, Mexico City)
Address: 410 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 433, Chicago, IL, 60605
Laurie started out teaching Quark and Illustrator in the early 90's. She has been an Adobe Illustrator user since 1988 (version 88), Photoshop version 3, QuarkXPress since 1990, version 2.0, and InDesign since it was released in 1998, version 1.0! In the past, she has taught 16 different applications, including Vector: Illustator, Freehand and CorelDRAW!; Raster: Photoshop, PhotoPaint and Painter; Desktop Publishing: QuarkXPress and PageMaker, and Presentation programs: PowerPoint, Persuasion and Harvard Graphics.
She is an is an Adobe Certified Expert, Adobe Certified Instructor in both InDesign and Illustrator. She consistenly is involved in many projects that allow her to bring a wealth of real-world knowledge to the classroom. Laurie has been teaching for Ascend since 1998
Session 1: Print Production Power Tips
Session 2: Multimedia InDesign
Date and Time: April 22, 2010 05:30 PM - 07:00 PM (GMT-6 Central Time US & Canada, Guadalajara, Mexico City)
Address: Thurday April 22nd, 2010 5:30 PM ITA TechNexus 200 S. Wacker Dr. 15th Floor Chicago
Adobe Evangelist Kevin Hoyt
AUG Chicago, The Chicago-Area Adobe User Group, and Chicago Flex are thrilled to invite you to very special event, as the Flex 4 Launch Tour makes a stop in Chicago.
Thursday April 22nd, Adobe's very own 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.
AUG Chicago, The Chicago-Area Adobe User Group, and Chicago Flex are very excited to invite you to the Adobe Flex 4 Launch Tour. This is an outstanding opportunity to learn about these powerful and important releases direct from the source.
As the demand for Rich Internet Applications continues to thrive, you will want to be sure to be aware of latest and greatest software for RIA development.
Adobe Flex 4 Launch Tour with Adobe Evangelist Kevin Hoyt
Registration and more information: http://fx4chicago.eventbrite.com/
(Please note this special event is being held on a different night and location than out usual meetings )
Link: RSVP Required
Adobe Platform Evangelist Kevin Hoyt
AUG Chicago, The Chicago Area Adobe Users Group; and Chicago Flex have teamed up to deliver two very special events featuring previews of some Adobes most anticipated software releases for the Flash Platform.
Thursday June 18th, Adobe Platform Evangelist Kevin Hoyt will be conducting two separate presentations, offering up a bit for everyone revolving around the upcoming release of Flex 4. In the afternoon we will host a presentation geared toward designers and in the evening we will have a presentation that will appeal more to developers. Both events are free, but registration is required.
3:00-5:00PM Flash Catalyst and Flex 4
Flash Catalyst is already being considered a crucial tool in the future of the Adobe development workflow for creating interactive Ads, product guides and design portfolios to user interfaces for applications. In addition designers can provide the project file to developers who can use Adobe Flex® Builder™ to add additional functionality such as connection to back-end systems.
This session is will be geared toward the designer
5:30-7:30PM Flex 4 and Flash Builder
Kevin Hoyt from Adobe will be on hand show off the power of Flex 4 and the newly branded Flash Builder and answer your questions on what you can expect from these two major releases.Flex 4 promises numerous features including a new component and skinning architecture, improvements in CSS and data binding, core developments in states, effects and layout, and much more..
This session is will be geared toward the developer
Date and Time: February 21, 2011 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM (GMT-6 Central Time US & Canada, Guadalajara, Mexico City)
Address: Ascend Training 410 S Michigan Ave Suite 433 Chicago, IL
Allan Evans is a veteran of the Flash and Director world who has turned his programming attention to iOS devices. He is currently a Senior Software Engineer for Sears Holdings, working on iOS applications for their many different business units. Like hundreds of other developers, he has his own flashlight program in the App Store (UrbanLight—also suitable for non-urban environments!) In his spare time, he has taken a liking to physical computing (Arduino and its ilk), and has been known to write screenplays and graphic novels.
Ever wonder what it is involved with programming for the iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad? Find out at this months meeting of AUG Chicago, The Chicago Area Adobe Users Group.
Link: RSVP Here:
Speakers: Zach Stepek
Join us in February as we celebrate the 14th season of AUG Chicago. 14 YEARS, can you imagine how that translates is in technology years?
Join AUG Chicago, as we start our 14th season by getting an early look at one of Adobes most anticipated upcoming releases, Flash Catalyst. Flash Catalyst will enable designers to start from static compositions created in Photoshop, Illustrator, or Adobe Fireworks and convert the artwork into applications and interactive content./p>
Flash Catalyst will be able to output a finished Flash SWF or AIR application thatâ€™s ready to publish on the web as well as allow designers to provide the project files to developers who can use Adobe FlexÂ® Builder to add additional functionality such as connection to back-end systems/p>
Flash Catalyst, is still a ways from being released, but is being a crucial tool in the future of the Adobe development workflow. This is a chance to get a early look at what will certainly be an important Adobe release.
You can RSVP HERE.
Code as Art What exactly is coding art? Is it really art? Our guest presenter,Ross Gerbasi talks about how he uses his skills as a programmer to generate art. Ross plans to walk us through the process of building a basic ActionScript 3 example, and dig into a bit of set-up in Flash to show how you can create art totally free. In addition he will share project he is currently collaborating on with some motion graphics artists that integrates Flex with After Effects. Prepare for something a bit different, definitely cool, and guaranteed to spark your imagination.
Code as Art
What exactly is coding art? Is it really art? Our guest presenter,Ross Gerbasi talks about how he uses his skills as a programmer to generate art.
Ross plans to walk us through the process of building a basic ActionScript 3 example, and dig into a bit of set-up in Flash to show how you can create art totally free. In addition he will share project he is currently collaborating on with some motion graphics artists that integrates Flex with After Effects.
Prepare for something a bit different, definitely cool, and guaranteed to spark your imagination.
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