RE: [flash-151] Saving the Flash meetup - for now. Could use input.

From: David K.
Sent on: Wednesday, July 29, 2009 1:46 PM
So guys, I've been following your group and this particular problem/thread I thought I would respond to as I might have a solution for you to consider.
 
I help run a UX Group that meets in Bellevue once a month.  The group is a designer developer group focused on helping designers and developer work together to build better User Experiences on any technology.  Our membership has growing to the point of needed to start a couple of more focused SIG's.  Since our membership is 60% designers we are starting a SIG for Adobe technologies.  
 
In this case we want to have something called 'Lunch with Interact on Adobe' be a virtual SIG that on the first Wed of each month at lunch time will have a live conference people could dial into and watch online, where we have class or speakers on a number of topics related to the group.  say one month might walk designers through learning the basics of building a flash UI or on catalyst or whatever the group of wants.  The Interact board is willing to help as much as you like but if you guys want to run this as your own etc that is cool too or any thing in the middle.

We have a relationship with Adobe as well as numerous other firms and we have lots of speakers that can help but the goal would be to help people interested in Adobe technologies on Adobe as opposed to the larger group whose goal is to help designers and developers work together.  Our demo is students to professionals and we try to keep topics presented in such a way as to be relevant to everyone.
 
Anyway let me know if you guys are interested.


David J Kelley

User eXperience Architect and Silverlight MVP

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www.HackingSilverlight.net | www.SeattleD2IG.org

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From: [address removed]
To: [address removed]
Subject: Re: [flash-151] Saving the Flash meetup - for now. Could use input.
Date: Wed, 29 Jul[masked]:02:14 -0400

this sounds interesting.  i need the basic as well.  the previous incarnation of the group sounded
more a platform for the experienced developer, sort of a networking
group.    i'm on a mac, but for learning i don't think it makes a dif
the interfaces are pretty much mutually recognizable these days
where the meetup is held would make a dif to me.  i live in northern burbs and am
looking for something i can get to without too much hassle
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From: "Jordan" <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Tuesday, July 28,[masked]:28:58 PM GMT -08:00 US/Canada Pacific
Subject: Re: [flash-151] Saving the Flash meetup - for now. Could use input.

Thanks Will!

I'm just starting out myself, but would love to learn the basics and
get an idea of what can be done, how much it takes to learn and how
useful it is for advancing a budding web designer's skill set.

I have Flash, but only on my home PC.  With no laptop yet, I'm not
sure what I could get out of meeting up, but would certainly give
round one a try and go from there.

On Tuesday, July 28, 2009, Will <[address removed]> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
>
>    I saw the notice on the group expiring and decided to step in and save it, if only for now, because letting it die seemed like a waste of a potentially nice resource for people (I had one more group slot at least for the moment).
>    My issue to overcome here is that on top of the difficulty of finding active members and inspiring them to stay that way, I myself and really too busy to be organizing much else these days.  I would appreciate any input on how we might maintain an environment that would be low-maintenance, inviting and easy access while still actually being useful or educational for members.
>
>    I'd like to know what anyone who is/would plan to be active on here would ideally like to have go on at meetings.  Do you want to see smalls presentations, give them, just network with others, talk about your dog, etc.  Be honest.  If you are new and would ideally like to just see tutorials among others where you could ask questions (but don't want to present yourself or feel pressure to do work, etc.), maybe we can try to figure that out.
>    If you are more seasoned/professional and would actually like/prefer to present some material, let me know.  I may personally be able to do some limited degrees of this soon, as I have been learning the application and ActionScript, though it would not be anything groundbreaking.
>
>    I'm also curious how many people have laptops with Flash on them, what could be used at a meetup, since learning anything in depth would be difficult without hands-on work (though general topics could be discussed leaving the details to individuals).
>
>    I am not in a huge hurry to organize an event right now due to schedule clutter, but will see what might be possible when I hear more about who is interested and in what.  Please let me know what you think (if anything).    Thank you.
>
> - Will
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