June 2009 meeting

AGENDA: RMC’s principal Samuel Asher Rivello will bring 2 exclusive nights of training to Honolulu from Venice, California.

Rivello Multimedia Consulting (RMC) focuses on four services for Adobe Flash CS4 and Flex 3; software architecture, consulting, development, and training.

RMC will offer one free night of training and one premium night of training. Each nite is a standalone event. Come to one or both! Send an email to reserve for Night #1. Purchase through paypal to reserve for Night #2.

Reserve your place now below!

DATES: 7PM START
**Monday June 15th, 2009 (Free Night)
**Tuesday June 16th, 2009 (Premium Night)

DURATION:
**Night #1 approx. 2 Hours.
**Night #2 approx. 4 Hours.

LOCATION:
**Honolulu, Hawaii. (Directions/parking coming soon!)


NIGHT #1: Mon. June 15th – Free Night: MMO & Augmented Reality

AGENDA A: Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) technology has arrived in all forms of gaming. Giants like Blizzard’s ‘World of Warcraft’ define the commercial-subscription genre, and newbies like Webkinz and Club Penguin have burst on the scene with amazing financial success. Page based Web 1.0 interactivity is no longer competitive. Embrace the paradigms of the emerging ‘Web 2.0′, with an MMO’s unique and engaging new format. In this session we will overview MMOs as the sublime progeny of Web 2.0 & the Rich Internet Application (RIA). Learn to create a simple, fully functioning MMO social experience in less time than you think. While the examples shown will be specific to Flex 3 for deployment to the browser, this session is equally relevant for application developers of other technologies including Adobe Flash CS3 and Adobe Flex 3 for Adobe AIR desktop deployment.

AGENDA B: Augmented reality (AR) adds graphics, sounds, and more to the natural world around you. You can expect video games to drive the development of augmented reality, but this technology will have countless applications. The technology adds computer-generated graphics to your field of vision. Augmented reality will truly change the way we view the world. Using the power of the Adobe Flash player, Adobe Flex Builder, and a few open API’s, augmented reality has arrived on your desktop. With a webcam, AR will replace part of the live video footage it sees with Papervision3D computer models, animated in real-time. It is impressive and inspirational. Learn the basic background of augmented reality, and how to setup your first project using the technology.

AUDIENCE: All levels of designers and developers for Flash will enjoy this talk! We will show code, but there is also some just plain fun! Laptops are not required. Attendees will get inspired and learn the basics of two projects. All source code and documentation will be available to attendees.

OUTLINE: Augmented Reality

  • Section A.1: Getting Context: What is Augmented Reality?
  • Section A.2: Creating Augmented Reality
  • Section A.3: Next Steps

OUTLINE: MMO

  • Section B.1: Getting Context: Web 2.0 and the MMO
  • Section B.2: Creating an MMO from Scratch with Adobe Flex 3… in 59 minutes.
    • Choosing Client Side Technology
    • Choosing Server Side Technology
    • Development
  • Section B.3: Next Steps
    • Integration Online
    • Future Features

RESERVE 1 TICKET PER EMAIL ADDRESS: Seats are first come first serve. Sorry but no refunds available after June 15th.


NIGHT #2: Tue. June 16th – Premium Night: Intro to PureMVC for Flash & Flex (4 Hours)

AGENDA: Superpower your Flash and Flex Development with PureMVC. Architect new projects of all sizes in a more scalable and maintainable way. Revisit projects and easily add new features. Collaborate on teams with confidence.

PureMVC is a light framework for creating applications based on the class Model-View-Controller meta design pattern. It has a very narrow goal, to provide design patterns AND development patterns to help you separate your programming into three distinct areas; data, user interface, and the application logic. It is approachable and powerful with minimal tedium and repetition in development. While the examples shown will be specific to Adobe Flex 3 for deployment to the browser, this session is equally relevant for application developers of other technologies including Adobe Flex 3 for Adobe AIR desktop deployment.

AUDIENCE: Intermediate to advanced Adobe Flash CS4 and Adobe Flex 3 developers with equivalent ActionScript 3.0 knowledge. This is not for beginner developers or for designers; its pretty technical. Laptops are not required. Attendees will have another tool in their belt for organizing readable, efficient, maintainable projects. All source code and documentation will be available to attendees.

OUTLINE:

  • Section 1: Background of and Benefits of PureMVC
    • What is a framework?
    • What is PureMVC?
  • Section 2: PureMVC Applied
    • Setting up a new PureMVC project
    • Implementing all features of PureMVC
    • Extending an application with new features
  • Section 3: PureMVC Next Steps
    • PureMVC vs. Other Frameworks
    • 10 Tips for PureMVC
    • What’s next?

PURCHASE TICKETS FOR NITE #2: Seats are first come first serve. Sorry but no refunds available after June 15th.

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