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Sep 17 2009

News

Auckland September Web Meetup Recap

I just attended the September Auckland Web Meetup, which had a full house of 200, free beer and pizza, and interesting presentations on the direction of web browsers. To kick things off Microsoft technical evangelist Giorgio Sardo introduced IE8, which looks to be the most standards compliant browser from MS yet. Giorgio emphasized the large [...]

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Jul 23 2009

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Teaching at Auckland University of Technology (AUT)

After all the rewards and hard work of putting together the 2009 Spring <br /> Conference last month, as well as finishing up my Master’s degree, I rather quickly and surprisingly found myself opening up an exciting new chapter in my life. I am now living in Auckland, New Zealand working as a lecturer at [...]

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May 05 2009

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Learning Flash CS4 Professional published

Once again I had the pleasure of working as a technical editor with O’Reilly Media and author Rich Shupe on his latest title, Learning Flash CS4 Professional. It has just recently been published. Check it out!

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May 01 2009

Commentary | News

Lessons from 1 year of blogging

This blog just turned 1 year old today, how neat! In celebration of one year of blogging, here are 5 reasons why you should start a blog: It helps you clarify your thoughts – Nothing makes something clearer in your own head than writing it down for others to read. It is your public portfolio [...]

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Apr 30 2009

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FITC Toronto 2009 Recap

My third pilgrimage to Toronto to attend FITC has come and gone. Knowing the routine of the conference made this the best one yet for me. I finished off my deck of old business cards from last year and filled my wallet with a stack of cards from others. Here are few notes and links: [...]

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Mar 19 2009

Commentary | News

The ever-evolving interactive web space: Microsoft’s Silverlight initiative, Google’s love of JavaScript, Adobe’s comfortably massive Flash Platform

Microsoft’s Web design and development conference, MIX09, is currently happening in Las Vegas, Nevada. As is tradition with major corporate-backed events such as this one, a slew of new products were released. Of note is the Silverlight 3 beta (available here, but it sounds like it is very much a preview). The new features are [...]

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Feb 28 2009

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Symposium on combining art and programming next weekend in Pittsburgh

I learned about this too late unfortunately(!), as many of the workshops are now full, but there is a symposium called ArtAndCode happening next week, March 7-9, 2009, at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. I am very busy right now, but am quite tempted to attend the first two days. General admission is only [...]

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Feb 26 2009

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What would a browser look like if the Web was all there was?

Mozilla Labs has a design challenge to encourage students to answer this question. In their own words: As the Web becomes even more ubiquitous, we’ll never have to leave it. Whether it’s on touch tables, giant wall-sized screens, mobile devices, or just our computers, exploring the interactions for browsing a windowless Web will become ever-more [...]

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Feb 16 2009

Mobile | News

Adobe announces a slew of new initiatives for mobile development

Today was a big news day for mobile content developers—at least in the eyes of Adobe, whom, to coincide with their participation in the GSMA Mobile World Congress, released a number of press releases detailing—among the finer technical points—the incredibly large sum of money they are throwing at securing Flash as the de facto platform [...]

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Feb 11 2009

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Spring <br /> Conference 2009 call for speaker proposals

This year I am co-chairing the Spring <br /> Conference, an annual one-day web technology and design conference happening June 9th at Ohio University, in Athens, Ohio. In the past the conference has drawn an average of 350 attendees regionally and from across the country. I would encourage anyone with expertise in a particular area [...]

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