We are running six seminars the first half of this year sponsored by Adobe and promoted by the Department of Information Resources. Space is really limited, so sign up soon.
I will be hosting a few of these and Miguel will be doing the hardcore LiveCycle training. He recently became a part of the very few that are fully legit LiveCycle ES2 Server trainers for Adobe. I am still an Adobe Certified Instructor for Acrobat. Point is - these are supercharged events with qualified talent.
If you have a need for some Acrobat tips and tricks or if you want to know how LiveCycle can rock your business workflow, these events will be a great primer for you.
I love contests and just found out about another one with Imagineer Systems. They make software for stabilizing, motion tracking video and more. If you own AfterEffects, you own a copy of Mocha for AfterEffects. Mocha for AfterEffects makes easy work of completing complicated tracking, but also can be used with Final Cut or as a standalone product.
The first time you open Mocha you may find a very technical environment that can be intimidating. To make matters worse there are limited resources on the web, except for a few video tutorials with strong accents. If you are familiar with Mocha already, you can help out by signing up for their contest at http://www.imagineersystems.com/contest/ . They have some good prizes and you will be empowering the community.
Teaching can be tough. It is one thing to know a subject and another to be able to present, educate, train and possibly inspire. It also takes a special person with charisma, patience and determination. A good trainer must also be very well educated and able to relate this subject to the real world. I use this article for new instructors that I work with. I hope you find it as useful as I have. It has been a good resource to help me to craft my trade (teaching) and help regular people forge themselves into great instructors. Creating passionate users.
I have been traveling all over the states lately training different flavors of Adobe programs and some custom CSS training. Much of our work consists of consultation or customized training. The only problem is that, for the most part, our El Paso training center has been somewhat quiet. Just recently I have had the opportunity to offer our El Paso center as a destination. It really is better than the rest if it's feasible to make it out here.
Besides having a really cool training center with a cafe and theatre attached, it's great to be able to take a break in our cafe to get an awesome Latte from Mundo or gourmet sandwich from Lupe. Our streets are a bit torn up right now, but this makes for an interesting view; watching a huge tank track backhoe plow the ground elegantly.