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May 2016 General Meeting

Tumult presents Hype with Jonathan Deutsch

May 28, 2016, 9:30 a.m., George Mason University

Tumult Hype: not your usual kind of hype.

Hype has long been associated with Apple computers, but Hype by Tumult is all about mobile devices and the modern World Wide Web. Modern browsers no longer require proprietary plug-ins to display text, graphics, video and animation, and a finely-crafted website should work for both an iMac Retina 5K as well as an iPhone. But how do you handle the fine crafting?

Tumult Hype screen shot showing how to animate a web page.

Hype is the answer. Jonathan Deutsch, Tumult founder and lead developer for Hype, will give a brief history of animation (HyperCard, Keynote, Motion), explain the demise of Flash, and the need for a new generation of tools to make the World Wide Web more flexible and relevant.

Jonathan, by the way, is a former engineering manager at Apple, responsible for teams working on Mail.app, Mac OS X updates, and automation tools.

We will also have our award-winning Question & Answer session, though we are still awaiting arrival of the awards.

Once again, we will attempt to stream the meeting over the Internet: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/wap-general-meeting.

The General Meeting will be in our usual location, Enterprise building, Room 178 on the George Mason University campus in Fairfax VA. Check back closer to the meeting date for any updates or changes.

George Mason University map

Enterprise Hall, our normal meeting place, is #16. Click on the map for a much larger version of the George Mason University campus map.

George Mason University Essential Information

The meeting will be held in Enterprise Hall, Room 178.

Address: 4400 University Dr., Fairfax, VA (near Rte 123 and Braddock Road). Directions and Map: http://www.gmu.edu/welcome/Directions-to-GMU.html

Interactive map of campus: http://eagle.gmu.edu/map/fairfax.php

Important Parking Information: Two Options, Paid and Free

The Shenandoah Parking Garage (formerly the Sandy Creek Parking Garage because it is located on Sandy Creek) is fee-based facility. It is more convenient and closer to the meeting location. The Pi will subsidize the facility's parking fee by providing vouchers for donation request of $4.00.

If using the parking garage, park in Visitor's area; i.e., the lowest level. Take the elevator to the third floor (Campus Level), and exit along the sky bridge.

After the meeting, exit the garage using the exits marked for Validated Tickets. Your parking ticket goes in first. Then the validation ticket goes in next. If you have any problems, there is a speaker box for calling the parking lot attendant at the checkout point.

Free parking in Lot A

Park as close to Mattaponi River Lane as possible, then walk north along that road toward the main campus buildings. The sidewalk route takes you directly to the side of Enterprise Hall, on your left. The meeting room is located on the second floor, accessible via outside stairs or via an elevator on your right as soon as you enter the building through the doors behind the outside stairs. We will endeavor to have signs posted to help guide you to the right location. It is at least a five-minute walk from Lot A and up a slight incline. We will be using a golf cart along the route, to offer rides to those who want or need a lift.

Handicapped Parking: There are three handicap parking spaces next to Enterprise Hall that can be used by members, on a first come first served basis. Have your Handicap Sticker showing on the dashboard or on the rear-view mirror.