Thursday, April 30, 2009

Free Flash Basics Class!

Online Webcast (via Web)May 07, 2009
2PM - Eastern

Friday, April 24, 2009

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Central PA Open Source Conference (CPOSC) 2009 - Call for Participation

Event Date: October 17, 2009

CPOSC, the Central PA Open Source Conference, is a one-day, multi-track, low-cost conference about all things open source: software, programming, operating systems, community and more. It will take place on Saturday, October 17, 2009 at the new Harrisburg University campus in Harrisburg, PA.

As members of various open source related organizations in the area (including CPLUG & CP.rb) they realized that there is a wealth of talent and knowledge just waiting for a venue in which it can be shared. So the idea of CPOSC was born. A time and place where people with a desire to gain knowledge and people with a desire to share knowledge can meet. Last year’s conference was such a success they decided to do it again!

Talk proposals will be accepted until early July at which time we will choose the best topic ideas, announce the program content, and begin the registration process. Check out the Speaker FAQ for additional information.

Watch the CPOSC website and the Twitter feed for announcements in the coming weeks and months as the conference details are confirmed.

Questions? Suggestions? Contact the organizers via email (team at cposc dot org) or IRC (#cposc channel on

An aside: I attended the CPOSC last October and it was a great day.  Very good topics, well-qualified presenters and an all-around nice time.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

CS4 Photoshop Down and Dirty Tricks Tour in D.C. in May!

This tour consists of five amazing classes in Photoshop special effects, photographic effects, and design tricks — the same ones you see used by leading Photoshop photographers, designers, and special effects masters.

CS4 Photoshop Down and Dirty Tricks Tour

Thursday, April 9, 2009

April Remote Meeting: Flex Sesson Part I presented by Mark Piller, founder and Chief Architect of Midnight Coders

April Remote Meeting: Flex Sesson Part I presented by Mark Piller, founder and Chief Architect of Midnight Coders

Date and Time:
April 14, 2009 

This is a live remote meeting. The web conference link will be posted here once it is available.

Call-in Details:

After registering for the Webinar using the link ( ) you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 2000, XP Home, XP Pro, 2003 Server, Vista

Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.4 (Tiger®) or newer

Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

Mark Piller is the founder and Chief Architect of Midnight Coders, an innovative and forward-thinking company specializing in products for RIA development, testing, integration and analytics. Mark has over 15 years of software development experience. For the past six years he has been specializing in building software infrastructure products designed to integrate Flex, Flash, and AJAX applications with a variety of backend systems, including .NET, Java, PHP, and Ruby on Rails. Mark is very passionate about ease-of-use of software and prides himself in creating technologies that clearly demonstrate that quality. 

Past presenting experience: 
Adobe MAX 2007 
Adobe AIR Bus Tour 
WebManiacs 2007 
Dallas Flex User group 
Denver Flex User group 
Silicon Valley Flex User group 
Seattle Flex User Group 
New York Flex User Group 
Dallas TechFlex 2008 

Flex Sesson - Part I

Live, Remote Event via Webconference

- Optimizing Flex client/server integration with Java, .NET, PHP backends 
- Testing and debugging Flex application

This two part session will provide an overview of various techniques and approaches developers can use in day-to-day activities for Flex and Flash application development, testing and runtime optimization. You will learn about ActionScript code generator for remoting and data management use-cases, learn how to create real-time messaging applications, see a demo of remoting invocation debugger and AMF traffic visualizer. Finally, you will see a demonstration of user behavior tracking and analytics in a Flex application. The session provides a lot of coding samples and API reviews. It is targeted at  a wide range of developers  ranging from beginner level to very advanced. Parts of the presentation will be useful for management folks and they are welcome to attend as well.

More meeting details at:


Mark Piller