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WebVisions 2010 - Explore the Future of the Web

WebVisions: Ten Years of Exploring the Future

WebVisions (http://www.webvisionsevent.com) is a nationally recognized conference that explores the future of Web design, technology, user experience and business strategy. Join an all-star lineup of visionary speakers that includes Merlin Mann (43folders.com), Christian Crumlish, Erin Malone, Renny Gleeson (Weiden + Kennedy), Raven Zachary, Kate Rutter (Adaptive Path) and many others!

When: May 19 - 21, 2010
Where: Oregon Convention Center (777 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd)

DevGroup members receive a special Association Rate of only $200 for a two day conference pass.

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Presentation Karaoke - Holiday Edition

The DevGroup NW is co-hosting a special “Holiday Edition” of the exciting and fun Presentation Karaoke at the Someday Lounge (125 NW Fifth Ave., Portland) from 6:00 - 8:30pm on Thursday, Dec. 17th. Give a presentation that you’ve never seen to an audience of hecklers. It’s not unlike that recurring nightmare of taking a test in high school for which you hadn’t studied. Wearing only your underwear is optional.

Portland Presentation Camp

Wed., Oct. 21, 9:00am to 5:00pm - Sponsored by DevGroup NW

Presentation Camp

Portland Presentation Camp is an all day collaborative event that is focused on improving presentation content, delivery and storytelling. Giving an effective presentation is tough - but Presentation Camp offers insights from the experts, peer-to-peer collaboration and tips for improving presentation skills. Speakers include Lynn Espinoza, founder of Speak! Communications, Justin Garrity, Director of User Experience at WebTrends and others.

Portland Presentation Camp is sponsored by WebTrends, MacPac, DevGroup NW, WebVisions and Hot Pepper Studios.

Location:

WebTrends
851 SW 6th Ave
Portland, OR 97204

Space is limited, so register before the event is full.

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Start Using CSS3 Today

DevGroup NW - Wed., Sept. 16, 6:30 to 8:00pm

CSS3, the next evolution of the Cascading Style Sheets standard, is still in development and we’re years away from seeing it finished and implemented by browsers. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t start having fun today. Even though you won’t find support for rounded corners in Internet Explorer 6, a handful of CSS3 properties have widespread support among Firefox, Safari, Chrome and Opera.

In this session, David will demonstrate fun and even useful CSS selectors and properties such as RGBA color, text shadow, rounded corners and text-overflow, while providing strategies for handling those browsers that aren’t yet up-to-speed with the cutting edge of CSS.

Location:
PCC Cascade Campus
Moriarty Arts and Humanities Building Auditorium
705 N. Killingsworth
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About the Speaker

David McFarland

Dave McFarland is the author of several books on Web development including CSS: The Missing Manual (O’Reilly), Dreamweaver: The Missing Manual, and JavaScript: The Missing Manual. He has been developing Web sites since 1995, and teaching Web design and programming since 1999. He currently teaches in the Multimedia Professional Program at Portland State University.

Zoom in on Mapping and Location

DevGroup NW - Wed., July 15, 6:30 to 8:00pm

Bring the power of location to your website. Use mapping APIs to plot data geographically. Convert addresses to latitude/longitude coordinates. Grab the user’s current location. Add some “where” to your application. Adam will overview the services that fuel location-based websites and some examples to help you find your way.

Location:
PCC Cascade Campus
Terrell Hall Auditorium
Building 122
705 N. Killingsworth

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About the Speaker

Adam Duvander

Adam DuVander blogged for Wired and Webmonkey about the geo web and dug deep into location data at BestPlaces.net. He is currently writing a mapping APIs cookbook for No Starch Press.

The Future of Interactivity

DevGroup NW - Wed., April 15, 6:30 to 8:00pm

Interactivity is becoming more and more a dialogue, a bidirectional communication between the information publisher and information consumer with the added layer of aggregators acting as information and subject matter warehousing. The dialogue will be carried through many devices and it will take place everywhere. Ultimately this puts us as content creators in the driver’s seat and with the great power of reaching audiences everywhere, and the pressure to create good, compelling content has never been greater. This presentation will explore some of the many areas of interest and concern surrounding the future of interactivity, it’s promises and pitfalls.

Location:
PCC Cascade Campus
Moriarty Arts and Humanities Auditorium
Building, 104
705 N. Killingsworth

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About the Speaker

Andi Rusu

Andi Rusu is one of the Northwest’s acknowledged leaders in visual design and he works at the leading edge in interactive media, motion graphics and print design. His national clients include Fox Television, Charles Schwab, Smithsonian and Citibank. In the Northwest he has provided visual communications for the region’s most important companies: Microsoft, Boeing, Starbucks, Nintendo, Eddie Bauer, and others. His work has received numerous awards from Communication Arts, Print, Graphis, Webby and the Seattle Show. Andi founded Redoctober Industrie, Cursivecode, and he is a founding parter at IF/THEN. He has held senior design positions at Microsoft and Sierra Online as well as the renowned agencies Caribiner International and ZAAZ. He teaches graphic design and advanced web design at Seattle’s School of Visual Concepts and at Cornish College of Arts. Andi holds a European BFA degree in fine arts from Universitatea Populara de Arta in Romania and a Graphic Design degree from Cornish College of Arts.

Beyond the Pageview: What’s Going On with Your Dynamic Content?

DevGroup NW - Thurs., March 19, 6:30 to 8:00pm

Tracking activity on web sites used to be all about the pageviews and visit paths.  Now dynamic content means most interaction is taking place between page loads.  Getting web analytics tracking involved in this interaction is still often overlooked, avoided, or feared.  This session examines good and bad ways to integrate web analytics tracking beginning in the design phase, and how doing so can benefit designers and developers as much as it benefits marketers.  Learn how visitors are interacting with your work, and use the knowledge to drive your own personal design and development decisions.

Location:
PCC Cascade Campus

Moriarty Arts and Humanities Auditorium
Building, 104
705 N. Killingsworth

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About the Speaker

Adam Ware
Adam Ware is a seasoned web veteran from Portland, Oregon.  His career began in the .com heydey as a web developer, and slowly transitioned into that of a web marketer.  Much of his experience has been working for startups (even some successful ones), but he has also worked with medium sized web-based companies, and consulted for WebTrends as a business analyst for some of their biggest customers.  He currently runs SwellPath Interactive, an online marketing agency based in Northwest Portland.

 

Small Groups, Tightly Joined

DevGroup NW - Wed., Feb. 18, 6:30 to 8:00pm

Homophily describes the tendency of individuals to bond with people similar to themselves. It’s an obvious insight. But it also means everything to the analysis of any given online community. A web community’s success can be predicted almost entirely by asking: “Do the people drawn to this website share cultural traits with one another?”

This is why Microsoft can’t launch a successful social network. While your average college radio station, or sports fan club, or local music scene are natural gathering places.

With web communities, technology isn’t important - it’s a culture thing.

Location:
PCC Cascade Campus
Moriarty Arts and Humanities Auditorium
Building, 104
705 N. Killingsworth

About the Speaker

Marcus Estes
In 2005 Marcus Estes founded Tables Turned, a company dedicated to servicing non-commercial radio stations with freely licensed music for podcasts and internet radio. He also served on the board of directors for Portland Oregon’s Cable Access station and has contributed web expertise to a number of nonprofit organizations. In 2007 he helped launch WFMU’s Free Music Archive project, a social software and licensing website that aims to help save internet radio by lowering royalty payments for non-commercial radio stations. He now works for OpenSourcery helping non-profits find their way on the web.

Register for Adobe MAX

Connect with thousands of designers, developers, partners, executives, and Adobe staff for education, inspiration, and community. MAX 2008/2009 will be held in San Francisco from November 16 - 19, 2008. Register online or find out more at http://max.adobe.com/

The Secrets of Designing Great Sites with Photoshop & Dreamweaver

Date: Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Location:
PCC Cascade Campus Auditorium
705 N. Killingsworth
Portland, OR

Time: 6:15 - 8:00pm

Cost: Free

Dreamweaver is the defacto standard when it comes to professional HTML
authoring. Photoshop is the defacto standard for image creation and
manipulation. Together the two make up a complete toolkit for the
modern web designer. During this session, Adobe Web Evangelist Greg
Rewis will take you through the ins-and-outs of building sites using
Dreamweaver CS3 and Photoshop CS3.

You’ll learn about new features in Dreamweaver to optimize the creation
of standards-based, CSS layouts, easily manage CSS stylesheets, and
locate and correct CSS-related browser bugs. You’ll also learn to use
many of the new features in Photoshop CS3 to create compelling graphics
for your site. And most exciting, you’ll learn a completely new
workflow between Dreamweaver and Photoshop!

Attending? Add yourself to http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/453950/

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Greg Rewis is the Group Manager, Creative Solutions Evangelism at Adobe
Systems. Greg has been passionate about the web since putting his first
“home page” online in 1994. His career has taken him around the world,
from the early days of desktop publishing, to a start-up in Hamburg,
Germany, the glory days of the web at Macromedia and finally his
current role at Adobe. The original GoLive Cyberstudio Product Manager
and former Dreamweaver Technical Product Manager, Greg is the co-author
of “Mastering CSS with Dreamweaver CS3″ published by New Riders.

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