Monday, June 30, 2008
So, what's in it for your (other than fame and glory)? You get free Adobe software, discounts including to Adobe MAX, free Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) certifications, schwag, books, access to Beta testing, privileged Adobe company & product information, meet some great people and more.
Are you interested? Please email me at meganfister(AT)gmail(DOT)com by July 7th. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Pearson is looking for a group of people to survey about potential cover images for an upcoming series of titles. It will involve looking at 3 different title covers and providing comments on which would be the best and most attractive to a beginner/intermediate audience. Each participant will be able to pick any two books from our InformIT store as a thank you for taking part in the survey. I’m looking to recruit at least 20 people – first come, first serve — so please forward on if you know anyone that may be interested. A signed non-disclosure form will be required for those who accept and must be received via PDF or fax by July 2nd.
Anyone interested should send their name, mailing address and contact e-mail to email@example.com.
Many thanks –
Emily Nave, PR Coordinator
Representing Imprints of Pearson Education
Monday, June 23, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Some of the things we discussed at the meeting include:
- PHPmyAdmin and MySQL
- Using Server Side Includes in your website projects
- ColdFusion Hosting with www.cfdynamics.com
Other CPAUG items of note:
New Tech Meetup of Central PA
Top 10 Apps Worth Installing Adobe AIR For
Flash Working on the iPhone...
Filmmaking 101: Anatomy of a Final Cut Express Project - Peachpit Sample Chapter
Peachpit Press - Bigger discount!
Upcoming Meeting Dates:
Wednesday, July 30th 6-8pm. - Casual Meeting at Panera Bread, Union Deposit Rd., Harrisburg
Wednesday, August 27th 6-8pm - East Shore Area Library
About the New Tech Meetup of Central PA:
Following the model of Scott Heiferman's wildly successful NY Tech Meetup, on the 1st Monday each month at 7PM, 5 people get 5 minutes each to demo something cool to Central PA's tech community (geeks, marketers, investors, entrepreneurs, etc).
More details and information at: http://newtech.meetup.com/114/
Note: This is not a CPAUG/Adobe meet-up group.
June Meeting - WIN one of the Creative Suite 3 bundles and an intro to Web Applications with ColdFusion
East Shore Area Library - Computer Lab, 1st floor (basement)
4501 Ethel Street
Harrisburg, PA 17109
No food or drink is allowed in the computer room.
Information about the meeting location
CPAUG RSS Feed
About the Meeting:
One lucky person will win one of the Creative Suite CS3 bundles in a random drawing! Everyone present will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win. However, for every CPAUG meeting you've attended and signed in for since February 2008 you'll receive an extra raffle ticket!
Haven't been able to make meetings or would like to increase your odds of winning Creative Suite CS3? Bring a friend that's new to CPAUG to the June meeting and get one additional raffle ticket. Or, write an original 300-700 word article, tutorial or book review for the CPAUG blog, submit it via email to meganfister(at)gmail(dot)com by 06/18/08 at 6PM, and get one additional raffle ticket! Maximum 5 total raffle tickets per person. You must be present at the meeting to win. Retail value of the prize is up to $2100 USD. No substitutions may be made.
The Flex 3 Cookbook has generously been donated by our friends at O'Reilly for both of our presenters and for our raffle! Be sure to check out the O'Reilly Media Flex Cookbook Cook-Off Contest going on now.
Extremely simplified relational databases - presented by Tina Anness.
Tina works for TekSystems as a Programmer/Analyst II consultant at The Hershey Company. Although her background is in VB/VBA/SQL programming she has a Bachelor of Science in Art and tries to fuse design and programming together whenever possible.
An intro to Web Applications with ColdFusion - presented by Justin Treher, a ColdFusion Developer and Manager of the Central Penn ColdFusion Users Group
Justin will give an introduction to application programming. Perhaps, as a designer, the applications department has always been a mystery that you’d like to understand. Maybe you’d like to learn a few simple ways to go one step beyond HTML and CSS. Adobe ColdFusion is a Rapid Application Development (RAD) web server platform progressing into its 9th generation. The rapid part means what you’d expect, you can do stuff a lot faster and easier than with PHP, ASP.NET, JSP etc. It’s great for beginners and those who don’t want to learn a lot of programming mumbo jumbo. However, once you go over the cliff, you’ll find the possibilities for advanced programming and website engineering are endless. Fortunately, Justin won’t bore you with those intimate details; you’ll see how you can quickly get a ColdFusion website up and running with a simple Microsoft Access database and learn a general introduction to web application programming.
Upcoming Meeting Dates:
Wednesday, July 30th 6-8pm. - Casual Meeting at Panera Bread, Harrisburg
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Adobe Breakthrough! Flash Working on the iPhone . . . In The Labs, On An Emulator, Oh Well
Monday, June 16, 2008
"Sounds like a good deal, right? All you have to do is get Firefox 3 during Download Day to help set the record for most software downloads in 24 hours - it's that easy. We're not asking you to swallow a sword or to balance 30 spoons on your face, although that would be kind of awesome.
The official date for the launch of Firefox 3 is June 17, 2008. Join our community and this effort by pledging today."
Friday, June 13, 2008
(Updated 6-13-08 - increased discount from 30% to 35%!)
User Group members receive a 35% discount off the list price of any of our books.
At checkout, right before you put your credit card number in, you must enter the user group coupon code UE-23AA-PEUF (case-sensitive). This coupon code is an exclusive offer that may not be used in conjunction with any other coupon codes.
If you're open to relocation please let me know. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 1-800-521-8077 x317.
Premier Alliance Group
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Date: August 13-15, 2008.
Location: Milwaukee WI
The conference is focusing on what's next for Adobe users. If you are a print designer, there will be web sessions to show you how to transition. If you are a photographer, how to move things to video, if you are in web how to transfer to flex, etc. According to Adobe, by the time the conference begins, we will be able to present sessions on CS "next" applications as well. Sessions will even be covering DW CS4.
The unique feature of this is Adobe is using us as a "test tube" for a new format where on Day 3, the presenters give 3 hours of hands-on training based on their sessions. Seating is limited in these workshops and are filling fast. If this works, they intend to triple attendance in three years and have it out west.
As part of their ongoing support of our User Group Program, the conference coordinators have offered Adobe User Group members a significant discount off registration. The code is ASUM0508. Members get $100 of registration!
For more information, please go to the conference site at www.c2-events.com
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Friday, June 6, 2008
"Style switchers are used to provide users with a choice of layouts, fonts, colors and views they can use to adapt the design to their personal needs. Designs with style switchers are more flexbile, more adaptive and more user-friendly as different visitors can quickly modify the design for their personal convenience.
The award is Apple Cinema 20 Flat Panel Display with 16.7 million colors, 400:1 contrast ratio, 0.258 mm dot pitch, 16 ms response time and 170-degree viewing angles (see the image below). The winner will be chosen randomly among participants of our contest."
To learn more, visit http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/06/05/
Thursday, June 5, 2008
We are seeking digital artists (at least 18 years of age) from around the globe to compete in a series of creative challenges utilizing HP computers.
Once selected, 16 people will be flown to New York City commencing on or about July 18, 2008 through on or about August 16, 2008 (collectively, the "Filming Dates"). They will compete in teams of 4 participants each for prizes by creating animations, websites, short films, sound mixes and more in the "Engine Room".
We will cover incidental expenses (including flight and hotel) for those selected to participate in the "Engine Room" show.
The winning team will get $400,000USD in cash and HP gear to be divided equally among the 4 teammates.
"Engine Room" is a new MTV series which will be seen around the world.
By entering the Casting Call, you will automatically be considered for the Weekly Audience Winner Contest in accordance with the Official Rules.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Send cover letter and resume to: Promotional Partners Incorporated, 2259A Woodlawn Street, Harrisburg, PA 17104, or fax 717-671-4493 or email to email@example.comFrom jobs.pennlive.com:
Monday, June 2, 2008
From June 2-August 1 O'Reilly invites you to submit your best code recipes for the chance to win some great prizes.
Four winners will be chosen during the contest period. The prizes include:
-Grand prize: A ticket to Adobe MAX in San Francisco, California and $500 (US) in O'Reilly Media books
-Community choice award: $350 (US) in O'Reilly Media books
-Second prize: Every Adobe Developer Library book published by O'Reilly Media
-Third prize: Five O'Reilly Media books of choice
Contest runs June 2–August 1, 2008
Winners are to be announced Sept 1, 2008
To submit your entry, go to: http://www.adobe.com/go/flex
Sunday, June 1, 2008
by Christian Darie, Bogdan Brinzarea, Filip Chereches-Tosa, Mihal Bucica
Review by Megan Fister, Central Pennsylvania Adobe User Group (CPAUG) - Manager
The biggest strength of this book is that is provides practical code examples that teaches the reader how to combine and use these technologies together. Some of the most handy examples are server-enabled form validation, an online chat tool and an RSS feed reader. Even if you only need to know one of these items, though there are plenty more, it's well worth it to pick up this book. No only will you be able to create these applications yourself, but you'll learn best practices and understand the why and how of each program as well. Additionally, the book's companion website is quite good and allows you to download all of the code. This can be especially helpful if you find yourself getting stuck somewhere and want to do a side-by-side comparison of the your code and the book code. There are even five free additional PDF chapters for download including an updated version of Chapter 5 - AJAX Chat - which uses JSON instead of XML.
However, if you're the type of person that is looking for a very concise, step-by-step book, you may find yourself frustrated. Just as its strengths are in letting you jump right into the code, if you're not at the stage where you're comfortable with any of the included technologies, you'll quickly find yourself overwhelmed with a lack of direction and an abundance of code. Additionally, while the use of bold type clearly indicates emphasis on specific code lines, if anything could improve this book, just for readability's sake, it would color-indicated code.