About 4000 Adobe employees from around the globe have gathered this week at the Aria Resort in Las Vegas, California for the Adobe World Wide Sales Conference 2018.
Shantanu Narayen, Adobe’s CEO set the scene for the event, sharing his vision for Adobe in 2018.
This was a unique opportunity for representatives from all areas of the company and all parts of world to meet together, share and learn from each other.
It was lovely to catch up with Tacy Trowbridge, Adobe’s Global Education Programs Lead and meet face to face for the first time Adobe’s new Global Community Lead Clara Galan.
Another highlight for me was the main stage presentation by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill who have provided the Adobe Creative Cloud for all of their students. Have a look at this slide outlining all the departments and units of study who now work with Adobe software …
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One of the other big themes from the conference was the increasing development of Adobe Sensei (artificial intelligence & machine learning). Check the following slide that lists the current ways Sensei is working with Adobe applications.
Here are some highlight images from the event and Vegas …
On Tuesday 5th December, I had the pleasure of running two Digital literacy workshops with Year 9 students at Wilderness School in Adelaide, South Australia.
Wilderness prides itself on being dedicated to understanding and meeting the differing needs of girls and young women in each phase of their development from childhood through adolescence to young adulthood.
I was a special guest for a week of activities based on encouraging the girls to develop entrepreneurial skills. The first workshop was based on video production with Adobe Premiere Pro and the second session on based on promoting them selves and their work through the Adobe Spark products.
It was a pleasure to be one of the keynote presenters at the recent 2017 CreateWorld Conference at Griffith University.
CreateWorld features a wide range of academic and technical presenters from the education and industry sectors. It features keynotes, panel sessions, hypotheticals, hands-on technical workshops, and regular presentation sessions. It is aimed specifically at teachers, practitioners, academics, research teams, technical staff and students who use Apple technology in education and across the digital arts.
Besides the keynote, Adobe Solution Consultant Jane Chen and I ran a series of workshops based predominately in the use of Adobe’s mobile apps and how they link with the Adobe Creative Cloud.
The following gallery on self portraits came from Jane’s workshop on Adobe Draw.
On the 29th November, a group of Year 4 students from Cromer Public School and a group of Year 9s from Northern Beaches Secondary College, Cromer Campus visited the Adobe Sydney office for an Adobe Day to became journalists for the day.
The Year 4 students worked well with the Year 9 students in small groups with an aim to produce digital stories related to Adobe as a company.
They worked with a range of Adobe’s video and online production tools to produce their stories and had a taste of what it is like to be a journalist. They worked with Adobe Premiere Pro, Premiere Elements, Spark Post and Spark Page.
On Friday 24th November, a group of media students from Sylvania High School in NSW visited Adobe’s Sydney office for an Adobe Day focused on enhancing their video production skills.
On Thursday 23rd November, Hilltop Road Public School in Sydney’s west hosted another very successful Big Day In Junior event for NSW.
Hundreds of Year 5 & 6 students from Sydney’s western suburbs gathered together to learn from IT industry experts about a wide range of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics) concepts.
Special thank you to the Australian Computer Society Foundation, Hilltop Road Public School and all the IT reps, teachers and students who helped to make this event such a success.
A video about this event is on the way.