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CreateNow event

From: Dee S.
Sent on: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 8:51 AM


Adobe CreateNow event!

What's in it for UX/UI folks? 
If you look at the speaker lineup, the keynote speaker is Serge Jespers who is going to talk about Adobe Edge Animate (the new HTML5 animation tool that [essentially] replaces Flash for mobile devices], Adobe Edge Reflow (for creating responsive web designs) and Adobe Edge Code (for web designers and developers who write HTML, CSS, and JavaScript). Read Serge's blog at

Registrations are now available for the April event. Here are all the details. See you there!


(RSVPs are closed on Meetup, so please go to the EventBrite link instead)

This replaces our normal DPAC meeting for the month of April, 2013!

Join us for a full evening of knowledge and networking, as industry experts and Adobe evangelists share how the Adobe Creative Cloud is revolutionizing creative workflows in digital publishing, web, photography, and video. Learn how these advances will impact you, and get an inside look at how you can enhance your productivity.

Who Should Attend:

  • Creative professionals, students, and anyone who wants to know more about Adobe Creative Cloud, including the latest innovations in Adobe CS6 products, including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, AfterEffects, and Premiere Pro.
  • Graphic designers who want to learn how they can leverage existing skills to publish websites or create iPad publications without writing code.
  • Photographers who want to learn about new features in Photoshop and Lightroom or share their work in exciting new ways with the other applications available in Creative Cloud.
  • Web designers who want to stay ahead of evolving standards and deliver content seamlessly across a wide range of screens and devices.
  • Video professionals who want to save time and money by streamlining their production and postproduction workflows with the powerful toolset in Creative Cloud.

Speakers/presenters for the evening:

Serge Jespers
is an Adobe Evangelist and longtime Web enthusiast. For more than 14 years, he has been working with the latest Web technologies to develop award-winning online experiences, including projects for Belgium’s largest media company in support of numerous TV shows such as Idols, Big Brother, and Miss Belgium. After freelancing on projects for Sony Europe, Pepsi, Coca Cola, Playstation, MTV, … for a few years, he joined Adobe in 2007. Born and raised in Belgium, Serge now lives in the heart of San Francisco.

Chana Messer is an Adobe Certified Expert, Adobe Partner, Adobe Community Professional, part of the Adobe Professional Freelance Team, and an Adobe User Group Manager. As such she has been invited to present at Adobe events at Mac World and AIGA, Adobe MAX and other events in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Chicago, New York and Tel Aviv. Chana provides specialized training in Adobe Photoshop & Photoshop Lightroom, Adobe Elements, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign and Adobe Acrobat Connect. She’s a Fine Artist, Designer, Trainer & Software Evangelist. She’s been teaching at the university level for 25+ years in the fields of Fine Art, Digital Imaging in the Departments of Visual Arts at UCLA, and Digital instructor at the Walt Disney Company. Chana is an exhibiting artist. Follow @chanam on Twitter.

Sally Cox is an Adobe Community Professional, certified trainer and community leader in the San Francisco Bay Area. Former Adobe Art Director and published author of books and video training for, Peachpit Press and Adobe Press, Sally's company,, specializes in eLearning development, production and instructional design. Sally also manages one of the largest Adobe User Groups in North America ( Follow @kreatable on Twitter.

05:30pm - 06:30pm Check-In & Networking (please have a printed EventBrite ticket with you for speedy entry)

06:30pm - 07:45pm Edge Tools and Services with Serge Jespers 
Serge Jespers, Evangelist from the Adobe Web team, will be presenting bleeding-edge technology from Adobe including Adobe Edge AnimateAdobe Edge Reflow (for creating responsive web designs) and Adobe Edge Code(work fast, work optimized). Bring your questions and answers!

07:45pm - 08:00pm Short Break0

8:00pm - 09:15pm Creative Professional Workflows with Chana Messer and Sally Cox:

Chana Messer and Sally Cox will demonstrate the flexibility and power of Creative Cloud workflow for designers, using Illustrator CS6 and InDesign CS6. They will show how easy it is to store project pieces in the cloud for collaborating with colleagues and clients. Chana will create a logo using Adobe Kuler and Illustrator, then share it with Sally via Creative Cloud. Sally downloads the logo, places it in InDesign and creates a few pieces with flexible layouts. To finish off their demo, they will show Photoshop Touch for tablets and mobile phones and talk about the advantages of uploading to Creative Cloud.

09:15pm - 09:30pm Prize drawing and Q & A

Cost: We are charging a minimal $10 fee to help defray event space costs and reduce "no shows." By committing to this nominal charge, you will receive way more than $10 worth of food, beverages, and Adobe a chance to win a Creative Cloud Membership. Seating is limited to 150 attendees.

Content: The evening will consist of a networking / happy hour, followed by live presentations from our speakers. The event will be kicked off with an Adobe Evangelist keynote speaker, and we will conduct prize drawings for attendees at the conclusion of the event.

Food: Appetizers, an adult beverage bar ticket, and soft drinks are included at no additional charge(covered by your admission cost).

Parking: Entrance in back alley (east of the building) between Grand and McGee.

Prize Drawing: We will have lots of giveaways that include Creative Cloud Memberships for some lucky winners. The first 100 attendees will receive a gift bag from Adobe. You must be present to win!

Adobe & Check-In Tables: Please bring your EventBrite ticket when you check in. Registration will be located in the downstairs portion of the Berg Event Space.

Social Media: Feel free to post pictures or comments to these social media sites or hash-tags (twitter)



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