Adobe sponsored Poker Tournament – PokerCoder 8

PokerCoder 8 is running on the evening of Tuesday 13th July. If you’re a developer or designer who uses Adobe products professionally and you’d like a go at poker for free, then get along to the PokerCoder site and read up on the event and then register but do it quick as places go really fast for this event.

Adobe lay on the drink and the prizes. There’s no entry fee and the only thing you’ll pay for all night is your food if you want some. The games are not played for money and the dealers are used to beginners and give tutorial help during the evening. It’s a great opportunity to learn poker with no risk and surrounded by friends and colleagues. It’s also a great opportunity to meet you peers, potential employers or potential employees (and you’ll get the chance to see how they operate under pressure).


Talk – Iain Lobb on Games in Flash at the LFDD

ok, so the London Flash Developers and Designers group, who will be referred to as the LFDD from now on, with which we are affiliated,  have Iain Lobb talking there tomorrow night on Games development and design in Flash. Iain has done some great work and has spoken on the subject at Flash on the Beach. If you are a budding games developer or designer then sign up and get along to the South Bank University’s Keyworth building on the 1st floor tomorrow night. Nearest tube is Elephant and Castle (just round the corner).

Iain’s talk will include:

  • Input and controls.
  • Cameras and scrolling.
  • Side-on VS top-down – 3D perspective.
  • Business models / making money.
  • Multi-user.
  • Blitting vs. DisplayList.
  • Frameworks and libraries that can help you.
  • Game design principles.

FREE Ticket to Flash on the Beach – winner

Congratulations to Mark Brown 🙂

Reed Professional Services have generously given us a ticket to Flash on the Beach to give away. Yes, just give away! They’re crazy here at Crazy ReedPS! They don’t want your name or your phone number or your bank account details or to know if “you know someone else” who does your job who IS available even though you’re not. Nope, none of that. Just email us here at Logic Bureau and tell us who you are, what you do and that you can go to Flash on the Beach on Monday 21st thru Wednesday 23rd and it’s yours. Obviously it does NOT come with travel or accommodation so don’t ask. We’ll pick a name out of the hat tomorrow evening and email the winner. This ticket will be in your name so it’s non transferable.

In case you don’t know, Flash on the Beach is sold out now so this is one of your last chances to go.

Incase you’re wondering who Reed Professional Services are, they’re not Reed Recruitment, but they are one of the sponsors at Flash on the Beach.


Inagural Flex London User Group meeting

We were at the Flex London User Group relaunch on Wednesday night, organised by Mike Jones and Andrew Martin. It was held in the LBi building in Brick Lane. A great venue, fully equipped for this kind of meeting. It was hard to tell exactly how many people were there (I’d guess between 40 and 50) as the room was big and people were spread out, but it was more about the calibre of people than the numbers. There were many industry expert faces I recognised there as well as many I see at PokerCoder. Continue reading