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  • FlashBrighton: Niq's Quick Hack Trick

    Tue, 29 Jun 2010, 20:00 in Hove, United Kingdom

    Code that loads or loaded code? Code that's known to you alone or code that's shared throughout the globe? Your code could be tricky code: hard to read and hard to know. Sticky, tricky dicky code. Niqui's might be slicker code: documented open code. Quicker, wicked Flickr code. Who knows who's code is better code? Us or her or you, by Jove? There is no answer to this ode, just different ways to code along. Talking and deliberating, creates a better understanding.

  • [Async]: Using CSS3 Transitions & Animations

    Thu, 24 Jun 2010, 19:15 in Hove, United Kingdom

    Thurs, 24th June 2010 (arrival from 7.15pm, for a 7.45pm start). @The Werks, 45 Church Rd, Hove, BN3 2BE. (map) Free entry. A donation is encouraged (suggested: £2 to £5) - this goes towards our use of the venue. Please add yourself to the event, so that we have an idea of numbers. Full info: / This session, led by Aron Carroll, will explore the use of CSS transitions and animations as an alternative to traditional JavaScript methods.

  • FlashBrighton: Artificial Intelligence 101

    Tue, 22 Jun 2010, 19:00 in Hove, United Kingdom

    There follows an extract from the diary of Ian Pepys, dated June 15th 2010: I have spoken this night with Sir Seb Lee-Delisle, the gentleman who runs the FlashBrighton club, an institution of long standing repute. He expressed great delight with my research into Artificial Intelligence, which he assuryes me he has been following with the greatest assiduity, and kindly invited me to present my findings at his club.

  • FlashBrighton: Choose Your Own Presentation!

    Tue, 8 Jun 2010, 19:00 in Hove, United Kingdom

    Seb Lee-Dent tied his dressing gown and stepped out onto the gleaming white floor of the spacecraft. Clumping metallic boots announced the arrival of a lethargic robot, who stopped by Lee-Dent and raised his head. 'I'm Marvin, and you ought to know I'm very depressed," he said. "Follow me.' 'I have a brain the size of a planet and I know why you're here,' said Marvin sullenly. 'You are Seb Lee-Dent, galaxy-famous 3D games geek, and you are here to talk about your work.

  • FlashBrighton: Unit Testing

    Tue, 1 Jun 2010, 19:00 in Hove, United Kingdom

    Sherlock Arno scrolled through a window of code. He and his colleague Dr. Seb Watson had been brought in to hunt bugs in an ActionScript project by their client, a wealthy London design house. Noticing something, Arno bent towards the screen and squinted. 'Do you see this Watson? BakerView.as, line 221, "isHome = true;".' 'Yes,' replied Watson. 'The application's document class can vary. This Boolean flag denotes whether BakerView is the root or not.

  • FlashBrighton: Robot Wars III

    Tue, 25 May 2010, 19:00 in Hove, United Kingdom

    All robots in a ring - last one to survive wins. Best of five, with time in between rounds for tweaking. This time I'll be releasing the code early so you people can build their bots before the night, instead of having to code it in an hour. It also means that people who can't make it on the night can still compete by submitting their code to me by email. I'll put up the base code and instructions on flashbrighton.org soon.

  • FlashBrighton: Blender Character Animation

    Tue, 4 May 2010, 19:00 in Hove, United Kingdom

    Tim Jobs strode out onto the darkened stage dressed in his trademark grey polo neck. The soft murmur of anticipation was replaced by whoops & applause as the iconic Apple&Gate logo appeared on the screen behind him. As the noise slowly died away he began his address. 'I've been looking forward to today. We've been working on an incredible new experience. It's a real game changer, let me show you. BOOM!' He pressed a small handheld device and walked to the side of the stage.

  • FlashBrighton: Introduction to Unity3D

    Tue, 27 Apr 2010, 19:00 in Hove, United Kingdom

    No one would have believed in the first decade of the twenty-first century that the world of Flash 3D was being watched keenly by a 3D system immeasurably superior to ours. Yet across the timeless voids of the Internet the creators of Unity3D regarded our world with envious eyes, and slowly and surely they drew their plans against us. The Unitians' mathematical learning is evidently far in excess of ours.

  • FlashBrighton: OpenFrameworks with Hellicar & Lewis

    Tue, 20 Apr 2010, 19:00 in Hove, United Kingdom

    My name is Primo Mentiroso. I live in a part of Bishopsgate in London where a fragment of dry stone wall still stands*, which I can see from my kitchen window. It curves beyond a modern office block fifty metres away, with a sweep that suggests it might go on forever. Wondering if this might be true, I have tried many times to approach the wall, but to no avail. The passageways that surround it always led me away, towards a main road.

  • FlashBrighton: iPhone Dev (part 2 of 2)

    Tue, 13 Apr 2010, 19:00 in Hove, United Kingdom

    M looked up as Paulo Bond entered his office. 'Good job on the Orient, Bond. Sorry about that Nash chap, MI5 hadn't pinned him as a Ruski.' 'Not at all M. One needs the practice from time to time. He was... interesting, shall we say?' 'Hmm, interesting, yes,' mused M abstractly as he shuffled some papers. 'Listen Bond, New problem on the horizon I'm afraid; a Dr Gorner, illegal pharmaceuticals or something. Your work with the iPhone was excellent. We need you to continue with that.

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