Links for University of Missouri Bootcamp

I’m giving a bootcamp/jumpstart/monster 3-hour presentation on Flash to students at University of Missouri. I wanted to post all of the go to links in one place for them, instead of making them copy a whole crapload of them off of my slide deck.

So here they are:


ZDNet highlights the Adobe Education Exchange

ZDNet just released a great article about the Adobe Education Exchange. Chris Dawson highlights the value of the content as not just feature How to’s:

What impressed me the most about the lesson was not the focus on CS5. Sure, there were instructions for using specific features, but more than that, the focus was on the design process and teamwork and used the various views available in Dreamweaver to teach Cascading Style Sheets.

He goes on to point out that the content there could be helpful to educators at all levels to help build classes.

So check out the article, and make sure to check out the Adobe Education Exchange.

Students: Joint Adobe/Motorola Event in San Francisco

On September 16th, Adobe and Motorola are hosting a mobile Flash meetup. They’re looking for designers and developers, student or otherwise to come and maybe show off some of their work.

There will be networking, pizza, beer, and froyo. (As well as Froyo.)


Date/Time: Thurs. Sept. 16, 2010, 6:00-9:00pm PT
Location: Adobe SF offices, 601 Townsend St, San Francisco
Free event – Pizza / Beer / FROYO served
Space is limited. RSVP at


Students: Flash Jobs Pay

One of the best ways to get a jump start on paying off those student loans is getting a good paying job after college. (Duh, you all know that.) One of the best ways to get a head start into that good paying job is to find fields or subfields where demand for spots outweighs available workers. (Duh, again.) If you can display knowledge in one of these fields right out of school, you can usually beat out the starting salaries for your classmates. (Duh… oh wait, that would be awesome.)

Good news, right now one of those fields is Flash according to the Wall Street Journal. Flash developers are in demand, especially in the subfield of Flash Gaming. Also of interest is Flash for mobile and AIR for Android.

So how do you get in on it?

For a broad overview, check out the Adobe Developer Center.
Then check out the Gaming Technology Center.
Also get yourself some Flash Builder for Students. (It’s Free.)

New ADAA Gallery

Adobe awards students who do cool stuff with art and technology. Those awards are called the Adobe Design Achievement Awards. From the site:

The Adobe ® Design Achievement Awards celebrate student achievement reflecting the powerful convergence of technology and the creative arts. The competition – which showcases individual and group projects created with industry-leading Adobe creative software – honors the most talented and promising student graphic designers, photographers, illustrators, animators, digital filmmakers, developers and computer artists from the world’s top institutions of higher education.

The long and short of it, the ADAA’s show off some of the coolest uses of our tools around by some of the most innovative people in our community: students.

There’s now a gallery showcasing former winners. Check out stuff of their stuff, you won’t be disappointed.

Speaking at Wharton Higher Education Web Symposium

Once again I’m happy to be participating in an awesome Philadelphia based event.

On July 21-22 Wharton will host the Higher Education Web Symposium, an event that brings developers, designers and IT managers from Higher Education together to talk about making web experiences better. It’s open to the public, so if you are not in Higher Ed, but it sounds interesting, feel free to sign up.

I’ll be talking about Flash Catalyst, and showing how it can be used to quickly create interfaces for your web applications.

Can’t wait to see you all in Philly.

ColdFusion Builder and Flash Builder FREE for Education

So yeah, the title pretty much says it all. If you are a student, faculty, or staff member of an educational institution, looking to use ColdFusion Builder or Flash Builder for educational purposes, they’re free.

Go get them:

It’s important to note, that if you are looking to set up a lab of multiple computers, you don’t have to get a license for every machine or student. You can use the license we give you to install on multiple machines. Just let us know when you sign up that you intend to do so.