(website and some exciting information coming at the meetup).
The Association is looking for one entry level candidate (pay $28/h), two intermediate candidates (pay $30.50/h) and one advanced candidate (pay $48-$50.50/h).
Sencha is buying the pizza and beer, and we’ll be meeting up at Roundarch. Start time will be 6pm, so please note the location and time.
J2 Creative Media Design is looking for freelance Flex developer(s) to potentially help on some upcoming projects that use Adobe AIR deployment for desktop and mobile. The period of potential work is February – March and the workload will vary. Work is not definitive at this point, but we anticipate contracts being signed with various clients in the coming days. We can be very flexible with both schedule and place of work – as most of these projects just have a finish deadline and don’t require coming to the office daily (although a visit to the office from time to time would probably not be a bad idea).
The projects range in type, from interactive trivia games to information kiosks. We use Flash Builder 4.6, and most of this work is simple application development using the standard Flex framework. We are hoping to use this opportunity to not only provide work output for upcoming projects, but to also develop a database of freelance Flex developers to help with future projects, as our company continues to grow.
If interested, please email your resume, hourly rate, and any policy-related terms email@example.com.
Ok, so Adobe’s CEO has made some gaffes with his communication, and maybe made Flash a bad word in development communities. Even Flex sounds gross. However Adobe wants you to know what is going on…No, seriously, they want to send us an engineer to grill, ask questions, torture, even potentially cry (actually, we don’t them to cry, we want them to help us understand). So mark your calendars for Christophe Conraets to join Chicago for a few hours of questions from the Adobe Flex engineering team.
Join us on 2/29 at (tbd) at 6pm. Registration and signup here:
In addition, Spoon is going to be on tour with these guys, and talk about the future of The Apache Flex Project and get people involved.
Sign up now so we get an accurate number for food, drinks, and paintball guns*. Can’t wait to see y’all there!
When signing up, please use your real name so security can let you in. And note that we will be at ThoughtWorks, not the ITA. (It’s on the 25th floor).
We’re also luck to have Marlon Harrison give us a quick (15 minutes or less) review of a great hack he came up with for iOS CameraRoll. He’s our opening act, but that doesn’t mean you should come late. Just another reason to get there before all the beer is gone.
Your CFUG team!
Kiril and JP
*one of these items may or may not be purchased for the event.
Ross Gerbasi will be demonstrating FP11 and Kinect at CFUG Tuesday, Dec. 20. This meetup will examine using the Kinect natively with Actionscript and the Flex SDK through Adobe AIR. We will look at the native extension itself and talk over the potential of using Kinect from a application developer’s perspective. Demos will include Skeleton Management, regions, gestures, UI, and much more.
The meetup will give a sneak peak at the inner workings of the upcoming AIRKinect Extended library, which will provide a solid framework for building Kinect applications in Pure AS3. Whether you are a designer, artist, developer or just technology hobbyiest this is a meet-up you will not want to miss!
Ross Gerbasi is a senior design engineer at 15 Letters and is a founding member of as3NUI, an organization created to bring together members of the community interested in NUI development. as3NUI is currently concentrating on Micosoft Kinect. Gerbasi’s current work is in physical interactives with multiple installations, which are being used at the Chicago Field Museum and The Chicago Botanic Gardens. When not working on projects for 15 Letters, Gerbasi concentrates his efforts on film making.