Monday, February 6, 2012

Down the Foxhole - ActiveDen

Down the Foxhole - ActiveDen

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Envato Community Meetup 2012 in Kuala Lumpur: RSVP Now!

Posted: 06 Feb 2012 03:13 PM PST

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting an Envato Community Meetup in Central Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Thursday, 26th of April, 2012! Everyone who attends will receive a pack of goodies and an ‘Attended a Community Meetup’ badge on the Envato Marketplace forums. If that’s not enough to convince you, food and drink will be provided on the evening and there will be many Envato staff from the Marketplaces and Tuts+ team to mingle and chat with. The night will be an informal opportunity for us to get to know one another, answer any questions and have a fun time!

The meetup will be in the evening (exact start time to be confirmed) and will run for approximately 3-4 hours. We are looking to host the meetup at this cool centrally located venue in Kuala Lumpur (however we may change this based on requirements to a similar location): Palate Palette.

There will also be a Foosball Tournament, so be prepared to bring your game. Will you be the 2012 Meetup Foosball Champion? Only time will tell.

We are accepting RSVPs for the event so if you are serious about attending, please fill in the RSVP form.
We’re looking to have a complete guest list in around 2 weeks, so please only RSVP if you are serious about attending and do so quickly!

Although the Envato Meetup will only be for one evening, there are plenty of cool things to do in Kuala Lumpur if you are considering combining the Envato Meetup with a holiday.

We will provide further information to attendees upon final confirmation of your RSVP. If you have any questions, please ask us in the space provided on the form!

We hope to see you at the Kuala Lumpur Envato Community Meetup 2012!

Featured Workspace: INDUSTRYKIDZ

Posted: 06 Feb 2012 12:40 PM PST

Where does GraphicRiver author HP Eskobar (INDUSTRYKIDZ) sit for fifteen hours each day? Right here. It’s a good thing it’s a nice workspace with a comfy chair! And a dog for company.

Three monitors sit on top of a sturdy, expensive-looking desk. The lighting in the photo looks fantastic, by I’m not sure whether it’s always that dark when productive work is being done. Comparing this shot with the the author interview photo, I can see that HP cleaned up lots of cans of diet coke for us. Thanks!

What do you think of HP's workspace? Let us know in the comments.

Would you like your workspace featured on Envato Notes? Upload your photo to somewhere on the Web and let us know about it on our Write a Post page. Or upload it to Flickr and tag it with #envatonotesworkspaces. Either way, add an interesting description. Each week we'll choose and publish a new photo.

Community Superstar Winner – CodingJack

Posted: 06 Feb 2012 09:03 AM PST

Community Superstar CodingJack

If you’ve been anywhere in the forums, you’ve probably run across this month’s Community Superstar winner. A huge congratulation goes out to CodingJack!

Who is CodingJack?

CodingJack was born Jason McElwaine, possibly some place in the United Sates. As you can see, I’ve done a lot of research into the life and times of Mr. CodingJack :P

Jack now makes his home in Tucson, Arizona. The English name Tucson derives from the Spanish name of the city, Tucs├│n which means “We’re better than Pheonix”. There is a law in Arizona that donkeys cannot sleep in bathtubs. Apparently they can splash around all they like, but if they start to get drowsy they have to come out.

Jack is also a busy author on the CodeCanyon and ActiveDen Marketplaces.

I did manage to get Jack to tell me the story behind his avatar, but you’ll have to tune into the next Community Podcast to get all the dirt.

If any of you are wondering what a CodingJack looks like, here’s a photo I managed to grab from a super-secret source:

CodingJack in the flesh

And if you’re also wondering what the quality of work that CodingJack puts together – here are some of my favorites:

L.P. Google Friendly Premium Flash Template

L.P. Google Friendly Premium Flash Template

BLADES Portfolio – XML Portfolio Gallery

BLADES Portfolio - XML Portfolio Gallery

GalleryJack Rebooted – A jQuery Fullscreen Gallery

GalleryJack Rebooted - A jQuery Fullscreen Gallery

Along with the ultra-cool gold superstar community badge (that only lasts for 12 months!), the prize this month is a 6 month Tuts+ premium subscription, a $30 Rockable ebook voucher and a $20 Marketplace credit. Congratulations CodingJack!

Where in the World Is the Envato Logo? On a Tree House in Iowa.

Posted: 06 Feb 2012 12:31 AM PST

Last year Travis “KingDog” King ran an interesting competition. He’d send Envato logo stickers to anyone interested, and they would take photos of the sticker in interesting places from around the world. Over the next weeks we’ll bring you some of the best.

So, where in the world is the Envato logo? On a tree house in Iowa. Click the photo for a larger version on Flickr.

Photo-taker John comments:

This is on the tree house I built my kids I see outside of my office window.

That’s a great tree house, John. Are you ever tempted to move your work out of the office and into the tree?

FITC Toronto Ticket Giveaway: Winners Announced!

Posted: 05 Feb 2012 09:19 PM PST

We recently announced that our friends at FITC had given us 2 free tickets to giveaway to the Envato community! All you needed to do was tweet @envatopsd that you wanted to go to be in the draw to win. I’m excited to announce the two winners of the free tickets:

  • @GarganoLee
  • @anshelMark
Congratulations! We’ll be in contact with you soon. We hope you enjoy your time at FITC Toronto!
To everyone else, thank you for entering the contest!

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