I've never understood the appeal of "unboxing videos". Don't get me wrong - I love to get new tech and I love the open it up and play with it. But watching someone else do that? Lame. But I just had to share my own personal experience with this. After my first MAX presentation today (demo assets will be posted tomorrow, sorry, this was far cooler), a woman walked up to me and handed me her "business card". Here is what she gave me:
A long, long, long time ago. Today I turn 40 and thankfully I don't feel a day over 39. ;)
A bit late for this entry, but here we go anyway. My speaking engagements for this month are...
- March 13th: Introduction to PhoneGap at the NYCFUG. Details here: http://www.meetup.com/NYC-ColdFusion-Users-Group/events/105550232/
- March 19th: Introduction to PhoneGap (again ;) at my local UG, the Acadiana AUG. Details here: Ray Camden on PhoneGap, March 19
- Also on the 19th, I'll be giving a TechLive talk on Brackets. This is an online, open to everyone presentation. Details here: Using Brackets to Level Up Your Web Development
A few weeks ago I warned you that I'd be updating the site with a new design, and this weekend I deployed it. For the most part everything should work the same, but if you encounter any bugs or other problems, let me know.
As before, I'm just passing it on, but I'm so happy to see cool tech jobs in beautiful Lafayette, LA.
The Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE), the leading educator in game development, 3D animation and VFX, is looking for an experienced game programmer to deliver our courses in Professional Game Development (Game Programming) at our Lafayette campus.
Our courses are strongly practical and intensive and focus on the core skills required by game programmers. The successful applicant will develop, update and deliver the course content, administer course requirements, and provide assessment and direction over the school year. Teaching experience is great, but not necessary. Strong communication skills, a team oriented attitude and commercial games programming development experience are essential.
The successful applicant will be working within a supportive and highly skilled team, across all campuses.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Delivering the course content for our courses using a combination of lecture style sessions and practice tutorials
- Planning, creation and development of new course materials
- Reviewing, as part of a team, current curriculum and updating as required
- Advising and assisting students on both programming and technical issues
- Monitoring student progress including attendance, course competencies, informal and formal assessment
- Evaluating student course work in both practical and theory exercises
- Detailed, practical, up-to-date knowledge of C++ and C# for game programming and the application of middleware
- Ability to keep knowledge current with industry standards and further own learning as required
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to work effectively within a team
- Prior teaching experience an advantage
- Formal qualification in a relevant area
This position is preferred full time, but permanent part time will be considered (min. 3 days per week) for the right applicant. Salary is negotiable based on skills and experience.
Please send resumes to email@example.com
Just passing this on. The company is one I've known for a while and is a darn cool local shop.
Lafayette, LA design studio looking for freelance content creator proficient in Adobe After Effects CS6 with motion graphics skills for online content, presentation templates, etc. Project-based work. Deadline oriented. Understanding of typography and creative ad design a must. Send details of your After Effects experience and a link to your portfolio to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ten years ago today this little blog of mine launched with a simple Welcome post. I started this blog with the intent of sharing knowledge and random things I thought were "cool." In the past ten years there have been...
- 4831 blog entries
- An average of 0.75 posts per day
- 50,527 comments (an average of 10 per blog post)
- 17 million 'views' per entry (based on a simple stat per entry I store locally, not a Google Analytics stat)
- 500+ people signed up to get emails when I post a new entry
I've posted 2,969 times on ColdFusion, 302 on jQuery, and only 129 times on HTML5.
When I started this blog, I worked for Mindseye, a web shop out of Boston now defunct. After that I spent some time at roundpeg as a VP of Technology (guess what - I suck at management), ran my own little shop for a while (guess what - I suck at business development), joined a startup (Broadchoice, where I worked with the smartest developers on the planet), returned to my own company (by way of the startup crashing), landed at FirstComp as a senior dev, and then finally found my way to Adobe.
I've been incredibly lucky in my career. I've also been lucky to have a great "community" here (hell, I even have a troll).
Will this blog still exist in ten years? I have no idea. But it's going to be fun getting there!
For your enjoyment, here are some screen shots of the blog (via the Wayback Machine). I've got a new blog design chosen and hope to launch it next month. Click on the screen shots below for a larger version.
Pre-blog but a great example of what happens when I design. (No larger version for this one.)
This - as far as I know - was my original design. I didn't create this design, but I certainly don't remember where I got it. I think from a Wordpress demo. Anyway, make note of the Royale entry. This was Flex before it was Flex.
Three years later...
Bring on 2008. Note the entry on CFGRID. The amount of questions I got on CF UI stuff (from Flash Forms to CFCHART to Ajaxy stuff) is incredible. I had to eventually ask people to stop sending questions on Flash Forms. I'm near doing that for the Ajax UI stuff as well.
And here is my last design - more big green top. (Did I mention my favorite color is green?) I'm still talking about Eclipse here (blech) and mentioning my acceptance to MAX 2011. I've spoken at every singe DevCon and MAX except one. I've got two sessions for MAX 2013.
For folks curious about my next theme, you can see it here. I normally save my redesigns as a surprise, but as it may take me longer to get to it than expected, I figured why not share it. It is fully responsive, which means I'll be removing the jQuery Mobile "sub site". It has worked fine for me in general but I think a responsive design will work better for my blog.
Anyway, thanks for coming along for the ride!
p.s. I actually wrote this on Sunday. Today is Mardi Gras and I hope to be having too much fun to be writing. ;)
I blogged earlier this month about my speaking engagements, but I thought a reminder would be nice. In one hour I'll be presenting (over Adobe Connect) on HTML5 Storage techniques. Free and open to everyone!
I meant to post this last night, but got rather involved in Guild Wars 2 instead so I completely forgot. For years now I've been meaning to get back into board games. As a teenager I played some war games that I absolutely loved. Now that my eldest is near 13 I've been hoping to get back into it and - obviously - involve him.
Just an FYI - if you want to catch me live (or virtual in some cases), here is where, and what, I'll be speaking on this month.
- Next week I'll be in Sandusky, Ohio to speak at CodeMash. I'm doing a 4 hour presentation/lab on PhoneGap.
- On January 15th, myself and other Adobe Evangelists will be hosting an online version of the Create the Web tour. Details may be found here.
- On January 16th I'm presenting to IndyFusion, the Adobe User Group for Indianapolis. This will be a Connect meeting where I'm giving an overview of ColdFusion 10. (As with all my Connect to User Group meetings, I may, or may not, share the Connect URL. It depends on the group and if it makes sense.)
- On January 17th I'll be doing another open PhoneGap session with Andrew Trice. This is also part of the new TechLive site. Details may be found here.
- On January 23rd, again via the TechLive site, I'm giving my presentation on HTML5 Storage techniques. Details may be found here.