Please find below a list of selected presentations & speaking engagements, books, training materials, articles, software packages, SDKs, and White Papers that I have written or contributed to in some fashion. I have also listed relevant awards and honors. For the majority of my open source projects and contributions, please visit my github account.
PointRoll Innovation Roadshow – Summer 2014 – multiple locations – Participated as a developer and presenter as a PointRoll employee in my role in R&D/Innovation. Presented on multiple advanced topics and innovations in the online advertising space. I demonstrated integrating the following technologies into online advertising: Unity 3D and Oculus Rift, Leap Motion, Web Sockets, Wearables, Bluetooth and Beacons, WebSockets, NodeJS, SocketIO, Facial Recognition, Face Detection, Emotion Detection and other technologies. In addition to Pennsylvania, we visited multiple cities across the country: Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland and multiple creative agencies such as Razorfish, Wieden + Kennedy and more. Our tour was covered by the Wall Street Journal, Ad Age and other prominent publications..
Philly Merge – July 15, 2011 – Presentation on automation and creation of customized workflows with Adobe Flash Professional and Adobe AIR for desktop and mobile development. Also served as an advisory board member to the organizers of this conference.
Philadelphia Adobe Photoshop User Group – The Truth About Flash December 1, 2011 – A Presentation on the recent news, changes and events related to Flash
Mobile Madness: Developing for iOS and Android May 26, 2011 – Presentation on Flash and AIR for mobile game and app development.
Mobile App Development Demystified February 23, 2010 – Flash CS5 iPhone Packager Information, Leveraging Open Source for Obective-C and iPhone User Interface Framework.
Flash Camp Philly 2009 – Successfully organized, secured sponsorships/funding and executed the Philadelphia Flash Camp 2009 event – http://flashcamp.pfpaug.org This event featured 25 recognized industry expert speakers (including Robert), and over 300 attendees, local and international – a resounding success.
Junto – Free Beer & Open Source July 24th, 2008 – A panel discussion on the merits/similarities between Open Source software development and home beer brewing movement as a metaphor or a manifestation of the process.
Make:Philly Third Meeting – September 10, 2006 – Make Your Own Robots: Integrating and Controlling Popular Electronics and Robotics Kits with Adobe Flash
Philadelphia Flash MMUG – March 16, 2005 – Introduction to Flash Lite 1.1 & Introduction to MakingThings.com Teleo
FlashForward 2004 New York – July 7, 2004 – Ask the Experts Session: Interfacing Flash with the Real World
Philadelphia Flash MMUG – December 2, 2003 – Current Events, Questions Answered, Introduction to Central
Art Institute of Philadelphia Multimedia Day – Industry Speaker – June 7, 2003 – Exploring Your Skills in the Multimedia Industry
Philadelphia Flash MMUG – August 24, 2002 – Flash MX Communications Server – Remote Collaboration Demonstration
FlashForward 2001 New York – July 13, 2001 – Dynamic Text-to-Speech with Macromedia Generator – Ideas to Realities: Threads to Objects
IFBIN – Flash by Example Role: Contributing author/developer
Macromedia Flash MX 2004 Killer Tips
Publisher: New Riders
Role: I was a technical editor for this book. Tasks included fact checking, confirmation of accuracy and verification that each of the tips worked as written.
Macromedia Flash MX 2004 ActionScript 2.0 Dictionary
Publisher: Peachpit/Macromedia Press
Role: I was an article reviewer and technical editor for several chapters in this title. Tasks incuded fact checking, confirmation of accuracy and verification of usability.
Macromedia Flash MX Professional 2004 for Server Geeks
Publisher: New Riders
Role: I provided critical feedback on initial and revised book proposals for publisher.
Flash MX Bible
Role: I contributed a chapter on the basics of working with Pocket PC’s and Flash.
Flash Enabled: Flash Design and Development for Devices
Publisher: New Riders
Role: I contributed an appendix covering tips, tricks and caveats for working with Flash and touch-screens. Also included information about touch-screen technology in general and a list of touch-screen manufacturers.
Flash MX Magic
Publisher: New Riders
Role: I contributed chapter 14, creating a MySQL database driven poll with PHP and Flash utilizing new features of Flash MX. (If you have this book make sure to check the errata page for updates – some CD’s that shipped in the original printing run had the wrong content or were missing content)
Role: I contributed three training/overview videos to this DVD produced by Lynda.com and Adobe for the launch of the Adobe Creative Suite 3 line of products. This DVD is included with all indiviudal CS3 products and the accompanying bundled suites of applications. The three videos I contributed are: An Introduction to Adobe Device Central, Working with Adobe Device Central and Photoshop CS3, and Working with Adobe Device Central and Flash CS3.
Role: I contributed questions and subject matter for the exam, reviewed content from fellow contributors, as well as provided testimonials and marketing blurbs for promotion of the Macromedia Certified Developer program.
Flash MX and Security – March 2002
Role: I contributed some technical material to this paper, on the topic of utilizing MD5 hashes with Flash for security when validating passwords.
SDKs and CDKs:
Macromedia Flash 4 Pocket PC Developers Kit
Role: I contributed an example and source materials for an on screen keyboard input alternative to the native SIP found on Pocket PC devices. (The Pocket PC CDK is no longer available – but this example is available directly from me upon request)
Philly Creative Guide – Guest Columnist – A Personal Experience with Philly-Based User Groups – February 2006
Macromedia DevNet – Connecting Macromedia Flash and PHP – December 2003
InformIT – The Tip of the Flash MX Iceberg – July 2002
Macromedia EDGE – Macromedia Flash on ATMs – July 2001
AWARDS and NOMINATIONS:
Awarded for Marcolina Design, Inc. promotional/portfolio site – Role: Flash/ActionScript Programming/Development
- Gold Award – Icarus Digital – (Logo/Identity Category) – Role: Production
- Silver Award – Pinwheel Logo – (Logo/Identity Category) – Role: Production
- Silver Award – On-Site Interactive – (Interactive CD-ROM & Kiosks Category) – Role: Development/Programming
2005 Judges: John Brady – President of Brady Communications, Scott Linnen of Crispin Porter & Bogusky, Miami; Karen Brown of Brown & Ryan, New York; Anthony Rutka of Rutka Weadock Design, Baltimore
2005 Graphic Design: USA / Excellence in Communication & Design
- Talisman Interactive CD-R / Interactive – Role: Development/Programming
- Talisman Interactive CD-R / Self Promotional – Role: Development/Programming
- Pinwheel / Logo Identity – Role: Production
- Icarus Digital / Logo Identity – Role: Production
Art Directors’ Club of Philadelphia Annual Juried Awards – August 2004
- Gold Award – Fairmount Waterworks Interpretive Center Kiosks (Kiosk Category) – Role: Programming, Hardware Integration
2004 Judges: Judd Harner – Senior Partner / Managing Director of Ogilvy & Mather; Sarah O’Maguga – Founder of Metropia Marketing; Kevin O’Neill – President / Chief Creative Officer of Warwick Baker O’Neill
FlashForward 2004 Film Festival – San Francisco
Finalist – Technical Merit Category – GravicaDesign.com
2003 Graphic Design: USA / Excellence in Communication & Design
- African American Museum of Philadelphia / Web site – Role: Programming
FlashForward 2001 Film Festival – San Francisco
Winner eCommerce Category: USABancShares.com (Full site no longer online – demo available here)
Dot.Pixel.Image International Computer Art Exhibit – 1993
Jury Silver Award: Mixed Media Painting and Digital Photography Collage
Work Title: “A photostrobic capture of the elusive facial vortexing found in subjects after inducing serotonin suppression”
Also exhibited: Mixed Media Painting and Digital Photography Collage
Work Title: “Premonition of an OptiFast diet gone awry, delivered via insertion of hypodermic needle directly into optic nerve”
The Dot.Pixel.Image event was the first large-scale exhibition of digital art in South Florida. Curated by the Director of the Fort Worth Museum of Modern Art and the Creative Director of Interview Magazine, the exhibition featured the work of over 100 artists from across the country. It was held at Fort Lauderdale’s Museum of Discovery and Science. The exhibition, which featured speakers, demonstrations, an animation film festival and hands-on participation stations, ran for five months and was viewed by over 250,000 people.