Posts Tagged ‘max’

Adobe MAX 2009 (My session links)

Friday, October 9th, 2009

Here are links to my presentation recordings and promised downloads.  It’s also all listed at phillipkerman.com/max09:

AS3: Tastes Good and is Good for You Too!

session recording

session recording (tv.adobe) (and below)

Downloads:
whole thing (presentation, script, and downloads)

Just downloads

Video Production on the Cheap (FITC Unconference):

on youtube (in three parts)

Un-Jeopardy

Monday, September 28th, 2009

References FITC and Influxis

VIP Ticket Winners of #whymax contest (updated daily for 10 days)

Friday, September 18th, 2009

Having awarded the free admission ticket for my contest  now I begin awarding one VIP seating “voucher” meaning you get a reserved seat up close at the Adobe MAX keynotes!  For non-geeks this may seem uninteresting–but based on past MAXs this is really nice.

Reminder: Adobe employees may enter this  contest .  Also consider the fact that in past MAXs such employees were relegated to a closed-circuit feed (and I was once stopped because my badge was misprinted as an Adobe employee).

Anyway, I’ll add one new one every day until all 10 are awarded:

Final update: 10th place mesh2325 ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIbTGtfNfZw  )

29 September 9th place radleymarx ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YLbjWbjdlA )

28 September: 8th place  wadearnoldt8 ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gw1rbewDPqQ )

25 September: 7th place brimelow ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KFdP13v4i0 )

24 September:
6th  abdulqabiz ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iImp5XR71kg )

23 September:
5th  airdeck (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfNme11R6to )
4th  flashbum (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pI8uRjU_yEM )

21 September:
3rd place:  WeAreAjar  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fxfBZ6B6fs )

Tied for 1st and 2nd:

darrelplant:
kevinSuttle:

#whymax Video Contest Winner!

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

Congratulations to Scott Ysebert @endoplasmic for his winning entry:
I always hate it when I hear a judge say how hard it was to judge–but it’s true.  I’m still very surprised how few entries I received–just realize, all those who did enter put in effort ranging from WAY MORE to WAY WAY MORE than those who didn’t even bother.  Compared to many contests, this one had one of the best ratios of investment to payoff.Keep in mind that for the next 10 days (starting tomorrow) I’ll pick another winner from those currently posted to award a VIP seat (for attendees to sit very close at the keynotes).  (Believe me when I say this is more valuable than most non-MAX-goers understand.)

I carefully stuck to my original criteria–you can see the results of the top 5 finalists here:

contest results

Next time I might add some categories, like “funniest” or “most views”, “most ratings”, most twitter votes, or just my personal favorite.   In any event, I hope everyone had fun and will consider entering a for the VIP tickets.

Free Ticket Finalists

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

For the contest, today I get to decide who wins the free pass!  Then, every new day I’ll award one VIP seat.  This means, if you don’t win today, you can still enter a new video up until I’m done giving out VIP seats (about 10 days from now).  (See contest details including the fact the VIP seat can only be used if you’re already in the conference.)

Anyway, I’ve narrowed down the finalists to my favorite 5.  Note, these are not my videos. And, note they are in reverse chronological order:

darrelplant

WeAreAjar

kevinSuttle

SwankyPimp

flashbum

Lee’s Office Space

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Here we’re given a rare glimpse at Adobe evangelist Lee Brimelow actually working!

Make a Video, Win a free pass to Adobe MAX!

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

This is awesome… in addition to making a few videos of my own, I get to manage and judge a contest where you can win a FREE conference pass to the Adobe MAX 2009 conference (~$1300).  Plus the grand prize winner gets preferred seating at the keynotes.  In addition, 10 runners-up will be selected to receive just the preferred seating (they have to get their own pass to the conference).  The preferred seating is more valuable than it might seem–I know several Adobe employees who are going to try to win this contest for just those seats!

Anyway, here are the official rules (subject to change if I made a glowing error… though I had this stuff checked out by several people… and it’s official):

Contest:

Make a video that answers the question “is Adobe MAX for developers or designers?” or somehow relates to the upcoming Adobe MAX conference.

Winners/Prizes:

There will be 11 winners! 

There will be one grand prize winner.  They get one free full conference pass to Adobe MAX 2009 plus preferred seating at the keynotes.  If you’ve already registered for the conference, Adobe will refund the base price (that is, exactly what you paid for the conference–not any extras such as pre-conference sessions or hotel) .

There will be 10 runners-up.  They will receive preferred seating at the keynotes.  Runners-up must already be attending MAX to take advantage of the preferred seating–that is, you must have your own conference pass. (See http://max.adobe.com for conference details.) 

Winners will be announced on http://www.twitter.com/phillip as well as http://www.phillipkerman.com/blog.  If you’re following me on twitter I’ll attempt to also make send a direct message. The grand-prize winner will have 5 days to reply.  If no reply is received I will attempt to award the grand prize to one of the runners-up. 

Deadline:

To qualify for the grand prize (the conference pass) your video must be posted no later than September 15th 2009 at midnight Pacific time (GMT -7:00).    The runners up (preferred keynote seating) will be awarded on the days that follow the 15th until all are awarded–approximately one per day.  This means, you can still post videos after the 15th and have a chance to win the preferred keynote seating (until all the runners-up prizes have been awarded).

Judging:

All videos are subjectively judged by Phillip Kerman from phillipkerman.com LLC using the criteria listed below.

Eligibility:

Void where prohibited by law.  Adobe employees may participate but can only win a runners-up prize (preferred keynote seating).  The main requirement is that you post a video (no longer than 200 seconds) on youtube.com and that you tag it with: #whymax.  Also, please post an update to twitter.com with a link and include the same tag “#whymax”.  Ideally, you also follow me on twitter (http://www.twitter.com/phillip) to make it easier for me to contact you if you win.

Judging Criteria:

30% Originality and sincerity.  Try to exploit your own personal voice.  You’re welcome to leverage familiar themes, but try to be original as possible.

30% Message quality.  Your video should make a point and as clearly and effectively as possible.

15% Clarity and conciseness. Respect your audience’s time and invest the work necessary to make your message concise. Also, strongly consider editing your video. Note, videos longer than 200 seconds will be disqualified unless they’re so captivating I can’t not watch them.

15% Technical: Audio and video quality and technical ability with tools.

10% Accuracy and timeliness. Try to make something contemporary to what’s hot now.

Humor is not required, but I’ll probably be more impressed if you use humor effectively.  In addition, entries may be disqualified out of hand if they contain blatantly offensive or objectionable content such as racism or pornography.  Also, all entries should relate to MAX, Adobe, and developers and designers who use Adobe products.  Sincere and honest criticisms of Adobe products are acceptable but not required.  Overly patronizing and blatant brown nosing is also not required.

Questions:

Feel free to contact me via http://www.twitter.com/phillip with questions or comment below.  Also, check out my videos at http://www.youtube.com/phillipk

 

Boss Letter

Monday, August 31st, 2009

Yes, you too can use Adobe’s “Convince Your Boss” form letter ( http://max.adobe.com/cyb/ ).  Just like Jenkins here did:

Beavis and Butthead go to MAX

Friday, August 28th, 2009

The first of several videos related to the upcoming Adobe MAX conference.  If you visit http://max.adobe.com/ then click the pause button (which remains invisible until you wave your cursor over the self-starting with-audio video piece)… then click Brett Rampata (which is the 4th from the last) you can hear him discussing an AIR app he worked on for the Jackass TV show.  Watch his little interview first for the complete context but this Beavis and Butthead parody was truly inspired by Brett.

Why Adobe Updater (live)

Friday, November 28th, 2008

This might be about as good as my punk performances will ever get: