Monday, June 06, 2011

Intro to programming with ActionScript 3

Are you a designer or just curious and want to learn programming? Already a coder but would like to learn about ActionScript 3? Could your team benefit from this workshop?

The approach will be relaxed and fun (and effective): attendees will build a simple game from scratch in this ONE DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOP, and will learn several advanced concepts and useful tricks along the way. No previous coding (or even Flash) knowledge needed at all. No scary technical jargon will be used to make things sound complex, because they are not.

ACTIONSCRIPT 3 is the ideal language to learn how to program, thanks to how easy it is to use and manipulate images and graphic elements, and add interactivity. The approach used will be very accessible, actually without computers in the first hour, using attendees on stage to explain in a practical way how a program works and enact concepts like variables, objects, functions, loops and conditions. Then, it's hands-on and the pace will progressively get more and more interesting.

Everything you will build can be deployed on your computer, the web, and even on MOBILE DEVICES (iPhone and Android). You’ll take all that code with you so you can experiment further on your own. And you’ll be guided on how to go further and presented with a lot of useful resources.

Duration: About 9 to 11 hours, depending on the group rhythm, no-one is left behind. Everyone will learn A LOT about Flash & Flex, and of course, coding, which can be applied to other languages apart from AS3.