Monthly Archives: April 2011

Welcome to Think Labs from Seven2 and 14Four

We are proud to announce Think Labs from Seven2 and 14Four!

Think Labs will be a series of classroom training sessions in online and mobile development. For years we’ve been putting our new employees through a rigorous training program to help get them up to speed. Now we would like to share that training with you. For Free!

In this first session, we want to help you become a Flash superstar by offering up training in an eight week series of classes. We are looking for talented, highly motivated, self starters with a passion to further their knowledge of Flash. We will be accepting applications from motivated college students with a web or programming focus as well as professionals in the interactive and design industry.

If you are accepted into the program, you will be guided into a learning track which compliments your natural skills. You may be better at animation, or better at programming. Maybe a little of both! By the end of the course, you will have used these learnings to have built your own fully functioning Flash game (in addition to fame, fortune, and throngs of adoring fans*). How exciting is that?!

The good news is that we won’t be distributing any golden tickets in high calorie chocolate bars to get in. The bad news is that we only have room for 10 people. So show us what you’ve got! We would love to see your application.

* Note: Amount of fame, fortune and number of adoring fans may vary.

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How to Apply for Think Labs

How to Apply

We are only going to allow 10 people to attend Think Labs. These 10 will be selected as the best from all applications submitted.

You will need to apply via email to thinklabs@seven2.com by May 8, 2011. Please include:

– A cover letter explaining why you should be considered
– Your resume
– A link to your portfolio
– A letter of recommendation

Requirements

A passion for learning!
There will be weekly homework assignments, due on the following Monday.
You must attend each week.
Bringing your own laptop is highly recommended (though not required.)
Experience with Photoshop a plus


What Could You Get Out of Think Labs?

What could you get out of it?

Students will be rapidly taken through the most important aspects of
developing content in Flash. Based on the individual and overall class
aptitude, possible topics will include:

Flash CS5 user interface and tool set
Importing visual assets into Flash
Creating visual assets in Flash
Timeline Animation
Programming in ActionScript 3
Using external code libraries such as TweenMax, Flint Particles, etc.
Working with XML
Loading external sounds, images, and movies.
Playing audio files
Understanding performance & best practices
Learning to teach yourself
By the end of the course, students will have participated in the
development of a fully functional Flash game.


New Session Starting May 18th

In this first session, students will be rapidly taken through the most important aspects of developing content in Flash. Based on the individual and overall class aptitude, possible topics will include:

– Flash CS5 user interface and tool set
– Importing visual assets into Flash
– Creating visual assets in Flash
– Timeline Animation
– Programming in ActionScript 3
– Using external code libraries such as TweenMax, Flint Particles, etc.
– Working with XML
– Loading external sounds, images, and movies.
– Playing audio files
– Understanding performance & best practices
– Learning to teach yourself

By the end of the course, students will have participated in the
development of a fully functional Flash game.

This class session begins on Wednesday, May 18 at 6:00pm and will run
for 8 weeks. Each class will last for about 2 hours.