Join LAdobe and the entire LA tech and creative communities for our annual Sidekick 2015 event on Wednesday night, October 7 at a special start time of 7:30pm at General Assembly on 1520 2nd Street in Santa Monica. Admission to the event is totally free and parking will be available at meters as well as various parking lots and garages in Santa Monica.
Sidekick is held on the final night of the annual Adobe MAX User Conference. Sidekick was created as a taste of the annual MAX conference, for those locals in the area who could not attend MAX due to work-related issues. We’ll present four presenters who come from all facets of the creative and technical community from around the globe who are in town for MAX to share a brief version of their standard 60-90 minute presentations.
All presentations will last 25 minutes followed by a 5 minute Q&A session while the next presentation is being prepared. The event is presented in a rapid fire fashion. No breaks between sessions. So the entire event takes only 2 hours to complete.
This years presenters include the following:
Anne-Marie “HerGeekness” Concepción is a digital publishing expert. She owns Seneca Design & Training, a cross-media design studio that develops print, PDF, and ebook projects for clients. Anne-Marie is also a certified Adobe instructor and consultant specializing in InDesign-centric publishing workflows, InCopy integration, and publishing to fixed-layout and reflowable EPUB, Kindle, DPS, PDF, and iBooks Author formats. She has authored over 20 courses on lynda.com on these topics and others. Together with business partner David Blatner, she runs the Creative Publishing Network, which producesInDesignSecrets.com, InDesign Magazine, CreativePro.com, and industry conferences: the InDesign Conference, the Photoshop Conference, and PePcon: The Print + ePublishing Conference. Keep up with Anne-Marie by subscribing to her ezine, HerGeekness Gazette, and contact her by email at email@example.com or on Twitter @amarie.
Mark Heaps snapped his first picture at the age of four. Then he picked up a guitar, a skateboard, and a can of spray paint, then kickflipped his way into the world of art and design. Today, he’s a professional creative, an Adobe Certified Professional, an Adobe Community Professional, and the Executive Director at Houndstooth Studio, where he and his team design experience solutions that move audiences from passive to participant. He’s a sucker for good tattoos, live music, and ketchup on most everything. Mark currently resides in Austin, where he lives with his wife, daughter, son, two dogs, and a pantry full of ketchup. With over twenty years experience in design and production, and more than a decade teaching and lecturing on theory and technical design practices, now he strives to share his knowledge with others in hopes those same people will inspire him in the future.
Well have food courtesy of InMotion Hosting, Cabo Chips and ProYo Froxen Yogurt. Drinks courtesy of Runa. Beer and Wine provided thanks to 24seven. We’ll also have prizes from from Photoshop Cafe, Astute Graphics, Event Espresso, WordImpress and WPScout and Focal Press. We hope to see you in Santa Monica for our biggest event of the year on October 7th!