Creative Cloud User Group - San Jose

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Events - Adobe Creative Cloud User Group - San Jose Photowalk: Hawk Migration at Hawk Hill, Marin Headlands - Aug 11

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The largest known flight of daytime raptors (hawks, falcons, vultures, merlins, etc.) takes place every autumn  at Hawk Hill, the 920 foot peak on the Marin side the Golden Gate Bridge channel.  It's a fantastically beautiful place as well. See directions below and our Marin Headlands Map for exact location and Marin Headlands page for more pictures.

Approximately 30,000 birds of prey of 19 species fly across here every fall during their southern migration.  Hawks generally avoid crossing bodies of water because there are rarely warm thermals to help minimize their flying efforts.  These birds end up at Hawk Hill because they are funneled down the Marin Peninsula and this ends up being the highest point with some updrafts above the shortest bay crossing.

From September 10 to October 10 is the peak timewhen dozens to hundreds of birds of prey will cross every hour.  Best time viewing is from 10 am from 2 pm on clear days.  Bring your jacket since the weather can be nippy, binoculars, and bird field guide.  Dogs on leash are allowed.

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We will meet on Hawk Hill -- here are the directions:

Hawk Hill is only minutes from San Francisco, just across the Golden Gate Bridge.   Look at the map and figure out how to get on Conzelman Road, near the northwest end of Golden Gate Bridge.  Drive up to the top of Conzelman Road and park at the top just before Conzelman becomes one-way.  From here you will will need to walk through the tunnel (you'll see it) and up to the top of Hawk Hill above the parking area.  See the Marin Headlands Map and the Hawk Hill Map.

San Francisco, CA - USA

Saturday, September 20 at 10:00 AM

Attending: 37

Details: http://www.meetup.com/creativecloudsanjose/events/200394702/

Events - Adobe Creative Cloud User Group - San Jose Photowalk: Golden Gate Bridge - Aug 26

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This is a fun photowalk and we have not done it in a few years. Let's do this!

Let's meet at 9:30 am in the Southeast Visitor Lot -- directions below. We are meeting early because parking is limited later in the date.

I'll prepare a "scavenger hunt" list of things to look for while walking the bridge -- then we upload our photos to Meetup.

I will post updates as the event draws nearer.

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More info about the bridge here.

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Parking

NOTE: We strongly recommend using the other means of visiting the Bridge as described on this page. Parking isextremely limited at both the southeast and northeast visitor areas of the Bridge, and ongoing construction projects in the area may temporarily close roads leading to the Bridge.

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Access to Southeast Side Visitor Parking Lot

This parking area has a range of visitor services, including a café, gift center, gardens and an array of scenic vistas.  Parking is metered ($0.25 per 15 minutes) with 37 spaces, including 26 general spaces, 6 bus stalls, and 3 accessible spaces for visitors with disabilities that have disabled placards. On weekends and holidays ONLY, additional parking is available in a nearby satellite lot on the southwest side at a rate of $5 per day.

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Traveling south from Marin County:

 Follow US Highway 101 south across the Golden Gate Bridge. Tolls are now collected electronically - either by FasTrak or by Pay-By-Plate. Proceed through the far right toll lane #1, and make an immediate right exiting US Highway 101 just past the Toll Plaza onto Merchant Road.  Make an immediate right onto a roadway that goes down a short hill and into an underpass which leads directly into the southeast side visitor parking lot.

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Traveling north from San Francisco: 

Take a right at the last San Francisco exit off US Highway 101 just before the Toll Plaza. The exit ramp sign reads, "Golden Gate National Recreation Area View Area."  Proceed to the stop sign and turn left into the southeast side visitor parking lot.

San Francisco, CA 94129 - USA

Saturday, October 18 at 9:30 AM

Attending: 13

Details: http://www.meetup.com/creativecloudsanjose/events/203256242/

Events - Adobe Creative Cloud User Group - San Jose Coffee Talk: Adobe Acrobat -- My Favorite Things - Aug 29

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Coffee Talk: Adobe Acrobat -- My Favorite Things (online)
Saturday, October 4· 10:00 AM PST
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Every month, we do a "Coffee Talk" where we meet online and discuss a topic. Bring your own coffee!

On the day of the event, log in as a guest, using your web browser and this URL:

http://experts.adobec... 

This Month's Topic:

Adobe Acrobat -- My Favorite Things

It might surprise to you find out that Adobe Acrobat is one of my favorite programs. I use it everyday - simple tasks like compressing a large PDF, extracting images, fixing a typo -- to more advanced features like adding interactive buttons and navigation bars with mouseovers, locking down and signing PDFs and checking for accessibility. I'll show you how to do all this and more.

Online, CA - USA

Saturday, October 25 at 10:00 AM

Attending: 6

Details: http://www.meetup.com/creativecloudsanjose/events/203368782/

Upcoming Events

InDesign CS5 for Print and Production
Event posted on Jan 28, 2011 by SteveDolanACE

Title: InDesign CS5 for Print and Production
Date and Time: February 1, 2011 06:00 PM - 09:30 PM (GMT-8 Pacific Time US & Canada)

Address: 345 Park Ave, San Jose, CA 95129 Adobe Headquarters
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Speakers:

Keynote speaker: our colleague and fellow CSUG-SJ member Pariah Burke, author or "Mastering InDesign CS5 for Print Design and Production"


Agenda:

RSVP to join us in person here: http://www.meetup.com/creativesuitesanjose/events/15803756/

 

Pariah will focus on InDesign CS5 and cover a bit of PDF production, as well. 
Learn these, and much more: 
• Proper image formats for print 
• CMYK vs. RGB workflow 
• Exporting to PDF for printing 
• Preflighting your documents 
• Bleed vs. Slug 
• Online collaboration with CS Review 
• Tips for creating print-ready InDesign documents that stay on budget

Watch ONLINE using this URL: 
http://experts.adobec...

We'll have book raffles and the usual networking opportunities. See you February 1!


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Link: JOIN US ONLINE HERE
Keywords: indesign, print, production, pdf, pariah burke, steve dolan, sally cox, san jose, Adobe HQ, Park,

Illustrator Meeting 2
Event posted on Aug 15, 2010 by SteveDolanACE

Title: Illustrator Meeting
Date and Time: September 7, 2010 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM (GMT-8 Pacific Time US & Canada)

Address: 345 Park Ave, San Jose, CA 95129
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Agenda:
We'll be sharing some of our tips to get the most out of the features, by working with real-world projects. If you have project suggestions you would like to see us tackle, we want to hear from you!
We need a sponsor for our September meeting! We want to be able to provide food for our members, but we can't do it alone. We need someone to step up and offer to buy pizza! Contact Steve or I directly if you are willing and able to do this, please!
Meeting will be broadcast live online via Adobe ConnectPro (http://bit.ly/95fjeO) and also recorded for members only.

We'll be sharing some of our tips to get the most out of the features, by working with real-world projects. If you have project suggestions you would like to see us tackle, we want to hear from you!

On our agenda: 
• print ads turned into web banners 
• simple logo creation with the ShapeBuilder Tool 
• creating vector art from sketches via Live Trace 
• drawing in perspective 
• quick tips for creating virtual goods


We need a sponsor for our September meeting! We want to be able to provide food for our members, but we can't do it alone. We need someone to step up and offer to buy pizza! Contact Steve or I directly if you are willing and able to do this, please!
Meeting will be broadcast live online via Adobe ConnectPro (http://bit.ly/95fjeO) and also recorded for members only.


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Link: VIEW THE RECORDING OF THIS MEETING HERE

Building Mobile Applications with jQuery
Event posted on Aug 22, 2010 by SteveDolanACE

Title: Building Mobile Applications with jQuery
Date and Time: October 5, 2010 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM (GMT-8 Pacific Time US & Canada)

Address: 345 Park Ave, San Jose, CA
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Call-in Details: This meeting is a preview to Sid Maestre's Adobe MAX 2010 session so it will not be broadcast online or recorded
Speakers:

Sidney Maestre

Sid Maestre has been designing and developing web applications since 1998.  His passion for cutting-edge technology led him into Rich Internet Application and now into mobile development.

Sid spent many years consulting with startups, building both ColdFusion and Flash based applications.  Recently, Sid founded Crush It Mobile, focused on mobile apps in the conference space.  

Sid’s community involvement includes managing the Bay Area ColdFusion User Group, organizing the first ColdFusion DevCamp in 2009, and speaking at 360|Flex San Jose in 2010.


Sidney Maestre - Web Developer - design over matter http://www.designovermatter.com/


Agenda:
Building Mobile Applications with jQuery
Learn how to use HTML, CSS, and jQuery to build mobile applications you can deliver across multiple devices. In this lab, we'll cover jQuery basics and incorporate the jQTouch plug-in to manage navigation, touch events, animation, and skinning. Techniques for client-side data storage and data caching will also be covered. 
Skill Level : Intermediate
Knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript 
Requirements
Your own laptop
Safari Browser 
HTML Editor (I'll be using Dreamweaver CS 5)
About the Speaker
Sid Maestre has been designing and developing web applications since 1998.  His passion for cutting-edge technology led him into Rich Internet Application and now into mobile development.
Sid spent many years consulting with startups, building both ColdFusion and Flash based applications.  Recently, Sid founded Crush It Mobile, focused on mobile apps in the conference space.  
Sid’s community involvement includes managing the Bay Area ColdFusion User Group, organizing the first ColdFusion DevCamp in 2009, and speaking at 360|Flex San Jose in 2010.
Sidney Maestre
Web Developer
design over matter
http://www.designovermatter.com/

This meeting is a preview to Sid Maestre's Adobe MAX 2010 session so it will not be broadcast online or recorded

Learn how to use HTML, CSS, and jQuery to build mobile applications you can deliver across multiple devices. In this lab, we'll cover jQuery basics and incorporate the jQTouch plug-in to manage navigation, touch events, animation, and skinning. Techniques for client-side data storage and data caching will also be covered. 


Skill Level: Intermediate Knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript 

Requirements: Your own laptop, Safari Browser, HTML Editor (I'll be using Dreamweaver CS5)

About the Speaker: Sid Maestre has been designing and developing web applications since 1998.  His passion for cutting-edge technology led him into Rich Internet Application and now into mobile development.

Sid spent many years consulting with startups, building both ColdFusion and Flash based applications.  Recently, Sid founded Crush It Mobile, focused on mobile apps in the conference space. Sid’s community involvement includes managing the Bay Area ColdFusion User Group, organizing the first ColdFusion DevCamp in 2009, and speaking at 360|Flex San Jose in 2010.

http://www.designovermatter.com/

RSVP for the in-person only meeting at www.creativesuitesanjose.com


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