Archive for April, 2014

Adobe Creative Cloud

Friday, April 25th, 2014

This session focused on what’s new with Creative Cloud — the new desktop version of Adobe products in the Creative Suite — and the added tools and services to facilitate creating and collaborating.

Jim Babbage, Solutions Consultant at Adobe, reviewed the enhancements to Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Muse, and Acrobat. He also explored how these applications collaborate, and how other Creative Cloud tools/apps complement them.

Other topics:

  • Deployment Tools and Licensing Options
  • Adobe Community Resources
  • Collaboration: Behance and Beyond
  • Creativity in Education: Why it Matters
  • InDesign and Digital Publishing for Mobile Apps

VMWare Vision Overview

Friday, April 18th, 2014

This session provides an overview of the VMWare Vision, focusing on NSX and the Virtual Cloud Hybrid Service.

NSX delivers a completely new operational model for networking that breaks through current physical network barriers. This allows data center operators to achieve order of magnitude better speed, economics and choice.

The Virtual Cloud Hybrid Service (vCHS) is an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud operated by VMware. It is built on vSphere, and allows customers to quickly and seamlessly extend their datacenter into the cloud.

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Common Craft: The Art of Explanation

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Professionals explain ideas every day, but rarely consider what it takes to become a better explainer. Lee LeFever, the Founder of Common Craft, helps you take a fresh look at what makes explanations work (or not), and how to solve explanation problems. Learn the battle-tested strategies for packaging ideas into explanations that help people understand and care about your ideas.

Topics covered in this briefing include:

  • What does it mean to explain an idea?
  • What is the Curse of Knowledge and what is the remedy?
  • Why is explanation so difficult?
  • What are explanation problems and how do you solve them?
  • The Explanation Scale
  • The Stepping Stones of effective explanations
  • Finding the right language for your audience
  • How to integrate better explanation into your professional and personal life

Presenter Information:

Lee LeFever is the Founder of Common Craft and author of The Art of Explanation. Common Craft has won numerous awards, created explanations for the world’s most respected brands and earned over 50 million online video views.

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