5236 Tennyson Parkway
Plano, Texas 75024-3544

"Web 2.0, RIAs and Beyond" (Rich Internet Applications)
Tuesday, August 21, 2007

After work event:
6:00 - 7:30 Panel Point of View
7:30 - 8:30 Q&A
8:30 ­ 9:00 Socializing

Building 3, Room 202 (The Oasis)
5236 Tennyson Parkway
Plano, Texas 75024-3544
Map: http://www.smu.edu/legacy/contactus/Directions.htm

We are fortunate to have a great panel of Web visionaries, knowledgeable in emerging Web technologies, who have their thumb on the pulse and their eyes on the future of the Web. The panel will present their point of view of emerging Web technologies then field questions and comments from the audience.

This is a great opportunity to network and to reconnect with fellow usability professionals and meet experts in other domains: technology, design, multi-media, marketing, and more.

$5 Non-Members
Paid events count toward $20 membership ($10 students)

**Please let us know if you're coming so we'll have enough chairs! Just email your RSVP to Gail McLaughlin < gail.mclaughlin at eds dot com>

Hosted By Dallas/Fort Worth Usability Professionals Association


The Panel

Stephen Anderson
About Stephen - Principal User Experience Architect at Sabre Travel Network. Stephen is passionate about elegant design and the technology innovations that make desirable experiences possible.
Specialties: Design Strategy (and Research), Customer Experience Management, Business Consulting, Information Architecture, Web and Application Interface Design, Visual Design, Information Design, Visual Communications (InfoGraphics), Brand Strategy (and Creation), User Experience

Garrett Dimon
About Garrett - Information architect at Geniant. Garrett is on a mission to make the Web a better place. Armed with usability and efficiency, he's convinced that if it needs instructions, it doesn't work. That's why everything he does - from information architecture to site development - is elegant in its simplicity and a complete joy for the user. If it's about the Web, he's all over it. Garrett also authors a column about front-end web development for Digital Web Magazine.
Specialties: Interface Design, Information Architecture, Usability, (X)HTML, CSS, DOM Scripting

Brian Oberkirch
About Brian - Marketing consultant focused on social media and product/service development. Like It Matters is his personal blog where he writes about social media, community-based marketing and technologies that revolve around relevance.
Specialties: Social media, corporate blogging, podcasting, Web 2.0 in the enterprise, syndication, RSS, Web feeds, wikis, training, conversational marketing, blog monitoring.

Caleb Jenkins
About Caleb - Caleb Jenkins is a Senior Consultant and Training Mentor at Improving Enterprises, Inc. "Caleb excels at getting a room excited about technology. His presence encourages participation and he brings complex topics down to a level that everyone in the room can understand."
Specialties:­ Public Speaking, .NET, VB, C#, VS2005, VSTS, TFS, .NET3.0, ASP.NET AJAX, Adobe, Framework Design, Solution Architecture, SQL, (x)HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Community Building, Leader Development, Presenting, Training, Educating, Mentoring, Illusionist, Stage Magic, Having Fun.

Ean Schuessler
About Ean -­ Principal at Brainfood corporation since 1992. His early experience with design, illustration and desktop publishing have combined with an interest in a broad range of computing topics to produce a hybrid skillset more typical of the special effects industry than business computing. His exposure to many industrial areas has given him a business background that is focused on marketing, operations and logistics rather than pure entertainment.
"Ean is a wacky computer genius. He has a mighty brain bursting with creative and innovative solutions for clients. He's a dedicated problem solver and has done great work for a wide range of businesses. He is extremely professional and a pleasure to work with and know."
Specialties:­ Software development, free software culture, java based web systems, networked rich media applications

Ken Starzer
About Ken - Web Designer for the Arts & Technology Department at UTD. Multimedia adjunct faculty at Richland College with experience in teaching web design, digital imaging, computer interface design and animation. Ken loves to teach others how to create on the computer.
Specialties: XHTML, CSS, usability, interface design, Wordpress, Adobe Flash MX2004 & 8 Professional, Sony Soundforge, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Dreamweaver MX2004

Official Website: http://dfw-upa.org/

Added by conej on August 10, 2007