Posts Tagged Montreal

On my own; two weeks after

So from my last post you know that I left B-Reel and that I am back in Montreal. I haven’t posted much because I haven’t been working much. It’s been really good times, but not that good work wise. There are a lot of reasons for that, but mostly because I am in what I would call a transition state. I am not living in my apartment yet (September 1st) and that causes my lifestyle to be quite different (lots of travel time, no desk, no office, no gym, lots of food). But I did get some work done just not that much as I could have.

Building games is not building websites

It is quite different to be franc, mostly because the challenges are different and because of that I haven’t found much topics to write for this blog. I think it is my fault a bit, I chose to do a game that is very close to an application and doesn’t rely so much on the graphics. I thought this would be a better idea, because I could save a lot of time by doing so. The good thing also is that it is based on a lot of interfaces (visual, not code) and I website building made me very good at making interfaces. The challenge that I face is more about where to put the logic and how to organise my code.

Finding how to make it work (or make me work)

My trick right now is to go to a coffee place and work from there. That has been working quite well for now, but starting Tuesday I will have an office space and I really look forward to it. Working from home is just not doing it for me, I watch TV or do some other random stuff that I won’t do if I am in a working place. Now all I have to figure out is how to wake up earlier in the morning.

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A Flash Camp in Montreal

Well I don’t know why it is called a Flash Camp ( I know about the Flash platform; but there are Camps named Flex Camp) since it will covers everything but Flash. Anyway I will be attending and I can’t wait to see what it will be. It’s the first time that I hear about such an event happening in Montreal so I have no choices but to go. Here are the topics that will be covered:

Doors open for Flash Camp at 4:30 PM
4:30 – 5:30 – Flex 101: A beginners’ lesson for those w/ little Flex experience
5:30 – 6:00 – Welcome: registration.
6:00 – 6:15 – Introduction
6:15 – 6:45 – “Flex SDK and Using Item Renders”
6:45 – 7:00 – To Be determined (looking for someone local with a cool demo!)
7:00 – 7:30 – “Using the Profiler in Flex Builder 3″
7:30 – 8:00 – BREAK
8:00 – 8:45 – Flash Catalyst
8:45 – 9:00 – Using cloud based services
9:00 – 9:30 – Conclusion and Q&A with Mike Potter

Here is the link to register, it’s free so don’t be shy. See you there!

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