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ActionScript 3 Game Development: From Timeline to Good Design with Mike Welsh of Newgrounds.com

UPDATE 08/15/09:It took me a while but I finally got the entire video of our meeting and Mikes presentation online for your viewing pleasure. Thanks again to Mike, and to Nathan Kuruna of Everything By Everyone for filming the meeting.

Speaker Bio:
Mike Welsh is an ActionScript developer currently working for Newgrounds.com, the web's original Flash portal. Mike contributed to Castle Crashers, the best-selling XBox Live Arcade game. Always exploring new technologies, he most recently ported Doom to Flash using Adobe Alchemy. An interview Mike did with Peter Elst on this project is available on Peters Blog: hhttp://www.peterelst.com/blog/2008/12/18/porting-doom-to-flash-interview-with-mike-welsh/

Meeting Topic:
ActionScript 3.0 Game Development: From Timeline to Good Design

Are your games riddled with ugly timeline code? In this talk aimed at beginner to intermediate developers, you will learn the secrets to game development in ActionScript 3. We will discuss the principles object-oriented programming and how they can apply to games. Discover workarounds to specific AS3 gotchas using many practical examples.

June 17, 2009 from 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Independents Hall (Classic Location)
32 South Strawberry Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Directions via Google Maps

Please RSVP for this event here or if you are a member of our groups.adobe.com area, you may also RSVP here.

There will be light refreshments, snacks, sodas - and special thanks to all our good friends at Independents Hall for hosting the event!

Posted: 06.09.2009 - 08:29am
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Flash Platform Special Event: Flex and ColdFusion NEXT - June 24th

Meeting Topic:
We've got several cool meetings lined up over the next few weeks. Please join us in welcoming Adam Lehman Product Evangelist and ColdFusion Product Manager at Adobe as part of the official 2009 Adobe Flex/Flash Catalyst and ColdFusion 9/Bolt tour!

Adam will be discussing and demonstrating Flash Builder 4 (formerly Flex Builder), Flash Catalyst, and the next version of ColdFusion as well as the new IDE for ColdFusion code named Bolt. See and learn how the new Flex framework powers both Flash Catalyst and Flash Builder to speed the development and testing of rich Internet applications and content.

Visit http://labs.adobe.com/ to download public betas of Flash Builder 4 and Flash Catalyst to begin playing, and come prepared with questions!

UPDATE: We just got some very cool t-shirts from Adobe to give away during the event - hope to have some other nice giveaways as well. :)

June 24, 2009 from 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Philadelphia University - Tuttleman Center Auditorium - There will be light refreshments, snacks, sodas, water available prior to the meeting in room 109 next to the auditorium. Thanks to Philadelphia University for the gracious hosting and refreshments.

Philadelphia University
4201 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144-5497

School House Lane and Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144-5497
Tel: 215.951.2700
For directions/location info visit: http://www.philau.edu/directions/
An interactive map of the campus highlighting the Tuttleman Auditorium can be found here: http://www.philau.edu/UniMap/index.htm

Please RSVP for this event. You may RSVP here or if you are a member of our groups.adobe.com site, you may RSVP here on the calendar event page.

Posted: 06.09.2009 - 08:05am
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