Digital Art Exhibition – Decode at Victoria and Albert Museum, London

December 10th, 2009 by Adrian

Decode

Decode: Digital Design Sensations

Victoria and Albert Museum
London, UK
8 December 2009 – 11 April 2010

A new digital art exhibition is on at the V&A in London (in collaboration with onedotzero) called Decode. It is showcasing works from Daniel Brown, Karsten Schmidt (aka Toxi), Aaron Koblin, Golan Levin, Daniel Rozin, Jonathan Harris, Sep Kamvar, Simon Heijdens and Troika. If you are interested in digital art, interactivity, physical computing, installaions, flash, processing, openframeworks or circit bending then I suggest you check it out.

There is also an impressive list of events throughout the duration of the exhibition.

Visit the Decode microsite to find out more information

UPDATE 07/01/10:
Timeout have 2-for-1 tickets

http://www.timeout.com/london/timeout-free-events/tickets/event/id/242

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Flash, Flex, AIR, RIA and Tech Conferences 2010

October 1st, 2009 by Adrian

fLooking forward to 2010, here is a list of dates to put in your diary. Most of them are Flash Platform related, others are more general but still of interest. I will add to this list as events get announced. If you know of an event that I haven’t mentioned, then post a comment at the bottom and I’ll do my best to add it to the list.

January 2010

February 2010

Macworld 2010
Macworld 2010
February 9th – 13th, 2010
San Francisco, California, US

Mobile World Congress
Mobile World Congress

February 15th – 18th, 2010
Barcelona, Spain

fitc
FITC Amsterdam 2010

February 22nd – 23rd, 2010
Amsterdam, Netherlands

March 2010

CeBIT
CeBIT 2010
March 2nd – 6th, 2010
Hannover, Germany

360|Flex
360|Flex

March 7th – 10th, 2010
San Jose, California, US

Flash Gaming Summit
Flash Gaming Summit 2010
March 8th, 2010
San Francisco, California, US

PushButton Summit 2010
PushButton Summit 2010
March 9th – 10th, 2010
Salt Lake City, Utah, US

SXSW Interactive
SXSW 2010 – Interactive

March 12th – 16th, 2010
Austin, Texas, US

MIX
MIX10

March 15th – 17th, 2010
Las Vegas, Nevada, US

April 2010

NAB Show
NAB Show

April 10th – 15th, 2010
Las Vegas, Nevada, US

FFK10
FFK10

April 13th – 16th, 2010
Cologne, Germany

The Next Web '10
The Next Web Conference 2010

April 21st – 23rd, 2010
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Fractal'10
Fractal’10

April 23rd – 24th, 2010
Medellin, Colombia

Flash Israel
Flash Israel

April 25th, 2010
Tel Aviv, Israel

FITC
FITC Toronto 2010
April 25th – 27th, 2010
Toronto, Canada

May 2010

Web 2.0 Expo
Web 2.0 Expo
May 3rd – 6th, 2010
San Francisco, California, US

Lift
Lift10

May 5th – 7th, 2010
Geneva, Switzerland

webdu 2010
webdu 2010
May 6th – 7th, 2010
Sydney, Australia

12th flashconference 2010
12th flashconference 2010
May 7th, 2010
Stuttgart, Germany

Adobe Developer Week 2010
Adobe Developer Week 2010
May 10th – 14th, 2010
Online

Multi-Mania
Multi-Mania (2M10)
May 10th – 11th, 2010
Kortrijk, Belgium

Future Everything
FutureEverything (formerly Futuresonic)

May 12th – 15th, 2010
Manchester, UK

Flash and the City
Flash And The City

May 14th – 16th, 2010
New York, US

SOTR 2010
Scotch on the Rocks (SOTR2010)

May 24th – 25th, 2010
Location not announced yet

Web Flash Festival
Web Flash Festival

May 28th – 30th, 2010
Paris, France

June 2010

are2010
Augmented Reality Event
June 2nd – 3rd, 2010
Santa Clara, California, US

WWDC10
Apple Worldwide Developers Conference
June 7th – 11th, 2010
San Francisco, California, US

GestureCamp 2010
GestureCamp 2010
June 10th – 12th, 2010
Lille, France

gotoAndSki();
gotoAndSki();
June 11th – 13th, 2010
Galdhøpiggen, Norway

Flashbelt 2010
Flashbelt 2010

June 13th – 16th, 2010
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

d2w
d2w – Designer/Developer Workflow Conference
June 19th – 20th, 2010
Kansas City, Missouri, US

OFFF
OFFF Paris 2010

June 24th – 26th, 2010
Paris, France

July 2010

Flash at the Lake 10
Flash at the Lake

July 2nd – 3rd, 2010
Zurich, Switzerland

Flash Camp Manchester
Flash Camp Manchester
July 8th, 2010
Manchester, UK

Flex Mania '10
Flex Mania ’10
July 8th – 10th, 2010
On-line (in Portuguese)

TEDGlobal 2010
TEDGlobal 2010

July 12th – 16th, 2010
Oxford, UK

Siggraph 2010
SIGGRAPH 2010

July 26th – 30th, 2010
Los Angeles, California, US

August 2010

FITC
FITC San Francisco 2010
August 17th – 19th, 2010
San Francisco, California, US

The Adobe Flash Platform Summit 2010
The Adobe Flash Platform Summit 2010
August 25th – 26th, 2010
Bangalore, India

September 2010

Flash Camp St. Louis
Flash Camp St. Louis
September 3rd, 2010
St. Louis, Missouri, US

IBC2010
IBC2010
September 9th – 13th, 2010
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Flash on the Beach
Flash on the Beach ’10

September 26th – 29th, 2010
Brighton, UK

October 2010

Streaming Media Europe 2010
Streaming Media Europe 2010

October 14th – 15th, 2010
London, UK

Being-Digital '10
Being-Digital ’10
October 7th, 2010
London, UK

Flex and the City
Flex and the City
October 20th, 2010
London, UK

decoded
decoded
October 23rd, 2010
Munich, Germany

Adobe MAX 2010
Adobe MAX 2010

October 24th – 27th, 2010
Los Angeles, California, US

Latin Flash Tour
Latin Flash Tour
Mexico City, Mexico: October 29th – 30th, 2010
Bogotá, Colombia: November 2nd – 3rd, 2010
Lima, Peru: November 4th, 2010
Santiago, Chile: November 8th, 2010
Buenos Aires, Argentina: November 10th, 2010
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: November 13th – 14th, 2010

November 2010

Streaming Media West 2010
Streaming Media West 2010
November 1st – 3rd, 2010
Los Angeles, California, US

CAT
Creativity and Technology
November 10th, 2010
London, UK

RIA Unleashed Boston 2010
RIA Unleashed Boston 2010
November 11th – 12th, 2010
Boston, Massachusetts, US

Bloom
Bloom
November 18th – 19th, 2010
Cape Town, South Africa

December 2010

Flash Camp London
Flash Camp London
December 2nd, 2010
London, UK

Flash GAMM!
Flash GAMM!
December 5th – 6th, 2010
Kyiv, Ukraine

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Flash, Flex, AIR and RIA Conferences 2009

September 30th, 2009 by Adrian

The 2010 list can be found here …

http://www.adrianparr.com/?p=115

Ok, I know it is a bit late through the year to be posting this, but here is a round-up of conferences and events that relate directly and in-directly to the Flash Platform and digital media in some way. This give you some idea of what happens when and where around the world and what to look out for in 2010. If you want me to add your event then just let me know about it (add a comment at the bottom of this page).

January 2009

Flex Camp Chicago 2009
Flex Camp Chicago

January 22nd – 23rd, 2009
Chicago, Illinois, US

February 2009

FITC
FITC Amsterdam 2009
February 22nd – 24th, 2009
Amsterdam, Netherlands


FOWA - Future Of Web Apps Miami 2009
FOWA – Future Of Web Apps

February 22nd – 24th, 2009
Miami, Florida, US

Flex Camp
Flex Camp Amsterdam

February 25th, 2009
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Lift
Lift09

February 25th – 27th, 2009
Geneva, Switzerland

Flash Camp London
Flash Camp London

February 26th, 2009
London, UK

March 2009

Flex Camp Ottawa
Flex Camp Ottawa

March 3rd, 2009
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

TOCA ME
TOCA ME

March 7th, 2009
Munich, Germany

SXSW Interactive
SXSW – Interactive

March 13th – 17th, 2009
Austin, Texas, US

Maker Faire
Maker Faire Newcastle

March 14th – 15th, 2009
Newcastle, UK

MIX09
MIX09

March 18th – 20th, 2009
Las Vegas, Nevada, US

Flash Gaming Summit 2009
Flash Gaming Summit

March 22nd, 2009
San Francisco, California, US

April 2009

The Next Web Conference 09
The Next Web Conference 2009

April 15th – 17th, 2009
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

NAB Show
NAB Show

April 18th – 23rd, 2009
Las Vegas, Nevada, US

FITC
FITC Toronto 2009
April 25th – 28th, 2009
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

FFK09
FFK09

April 27th 30th, 2009
Cologne, Germany

May 2009

flashconference 2009
11th flashconference 2009
May 7th, 2009
Stuttgart, Germany

OFFF
OFFF

May 7th – 9th, 2009
Oeiras, Portugal

Thinking Digital
Thinking Digital

May 13th – 15th, 2009
Gateshead, UK

2M09
Multi-Mania

May 18th – 19th, 2009
Kortrijk, Belgium

360|Flex
360|Flex

May 18th – 20th, 2009
Indianapolis, Indiana, US

Flash On Tap
Flash On Tap

May 28th – 30th, 2009
Boston, Massachusetts, US

FlashCamp
Flash Camp San Francisco

May 29th, 2009
San Francisco, California, US

BarCampLeeds
BarCampLeeds

May 30th – 31st, 2009
Leeds, UK

Maker Faire
Maker Faire Bay Area

May 30th – 31st, 2009
San Francisco, California, US

June 2009

flashbelt
Flashbelt

June 7th – 10th, 2009
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

Warsaw Flash Camp 2009
Flash Camp Warsaw

June 9th, 2009
Warsaw, Poland

REMIX09 Australia
REMIX09 Australia
June 11th, 2009
Sydney, Australia

Flash Camp
Flash Camp Birmingham

June 16th, 2009
Birmingham, UK

Digital Media Conference
Digital Media Conference East

June 25th 2009
Washington, D.C., US

fotl09
Flash at the Lake

June 26th – 27th, 2009
Zurich, Switzerland

July 2009

TED Global 2009
TEDGlobal

July 21st – 24th, 2009
Oxford, UK

August 2009

SIGGRAPH2009
SIGGRAPH

August 3rd – 7th, 2009
New Orleans, Louisiana, US

cfunited
CFUnited

August 12th – 15th, 2009
Leesburg, Virginia, US

Flash camp Atlanta
Flash Camp Atlanta

August 28th, 2009
Atlanta, Georgia, US

September 2009

ARS Electronica
ARS Electronica

September 3rd – 8th, 2009
Linz, Austria

dConstruct 2009
dConstruct

September 4th, 2009
Brighton, UK

Flex Camp
Flex Camp Rimini

September 5th, 2009
Rimini, Italy

BarCamp Brighton 4
BarCampBrighton

September 5th – 6th, 2009
Brighton, UK

onedotzero
onedotzero – adventures in motion

September 9th – 13th, 2009
London, UK

IBC2009
IBC2009
September 10th – 14th, 2009
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Flash Camp St Louis
Flash Camp St. Louis

September 11th, 2009
St. Louis, Missouri, US

FITC
FITC Mobile 2009
September 13th – 14th, 2009
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Actionscript Conference '09
The Actionscript Conference

September 14th – 15th, 2009
Singapore

Lift
Lift Asia 09

September 17th – 18th, 2009
Jeju, Korea

Flash Platform Code Camp Wellington
Flash Platform Code Camp Wellington

September 19th, 2009
Wellington, New Zealand

Flash on the Beach
Flash on the Beach

September 20th – 23rd, 2009
Brighton, UK

London Digital Week
London Digital Week

September 21st – 27th, 2009
London, UK

i-design 09
i-Design 09
September 24th, 2009
London, UK

FOWA - Future Of Web Apps
FOWA – Future Of Web Apps

September 30th – October 2nd, 2009
London, UK

October 2009

FITC
LAFlashapoloozastock IV

October 3rd, 2009
Venice Beach, California, US

FITC
FITC Unconference @ MAX

October 4th – 7th, 2009
Los Angeles, California, US

360|MAX
360|MAX Unconference

October 4th – 7th, 2009
Los Angeles, California, US

Adobe MAX
Adobe MAX

October 4th – 7th, 2009
Los Angeles, California, US

Flashpitt09
Flashpitt

October 15th – 16th, 2009
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US

Flash Camp Cairo 09
Flash Camp Egypt

October 17th, 2009
New Cairo, Egypt

Play
PLAY :: The Berkeley Digital Media Conference

October 17th, 2009
Berkeley, California, US

FITC
FITC Edmonton

October 17th – 18th, 2009
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

SotR09
Scotch on the Road

October 19th – 29th, 2009
Munich, Germany
Zurich, Switzerland
Milan, Italy
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Brussels, Belgium
London, UK

Digital Media Conference West
Digital Media Conference West

October 28th, 2009
San Francisco, California, US

Playful
Playful

October 30th, 2009
London, UK

November 2009

View
VIEW Conference

November 4th – 7th, 2009
Turin, Italy

Flash Camp Philadelphia
Flash Camp Philadelphia

November 7th, 2009
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US

Latin Flash Tour
Latin Flash Tour

November 7th – 18th, 2009
Santiago, Chile
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Lima, Peru
Bogotá, Colombia
San Jose, Costa Rica
Mexico City, Mexico

RIA Unleashed : Boston
RIA Unleashed : Boston

November 13th, 2009
Boston, Massachusetts, US

FOWD
FOWD – Future Of Web Design

November 16th – 17th, 2009
New York, US

Flex Camp Wall Street
Flex Camp Wall Street
November 16th – 17th, 2009
New York, US

CaT
CaT London
November 19th, 2009
London, UK

FITC
FITC Tokyo

November 28th, 2009
Tokyo, Japan

December 2009

RIAdventure 360
RIAdventure 360

December 6th – 13th, 2009
Depart from New Orleans, Louisiana, US then cruise around the Caribbean

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Flash on the Beach 09 – See you there!

September 20th, 2009 by Adrian

Flash on the Beach 09

Yay! It’s that time of the year again to head down to Brighton for Flash on the Beach. I’m looking forward to being inspired, educated and meeting up with fellow Flashers.

See you there!

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10 days to Flash on the Beach 08

September 17th, 2008 by Adrian

Flash on the Beach 08

Yipee, only ten days to go until another awesome Flash on the Beach conference down in Brighton, UK.

With such a great speaker line-up the hardest thing is to decide which sessions to see and which ones to miss.

Here is a list of the sessions I am hoping to see …

Sunday 28th September 2008

Monday 29th September 2008

Tuesday 30th September 2008

Wednesday 1st September 2008

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FlexCamp – London 08

August 14th, 2008 by Adrian

A free on-day Flex conference has been announced, called FlexCamp – London 08. It will be held on Thursday 28th August 2008 at Conway Hall in London. The nearest tube is Holborn. Sign up now by visiting the Flex London User Group (FLUG) Meetup website.

The sessions will run from 2pm – 8pm and include Building your 1st Flex application, Styling, skinning, designer/developer workflow, Flex and Flash, Flex and ColdFusion, Flex and Java, Who you need on your Flex team, Application development best practices, Introduction to Cairngorm and Flex component development.

Visit the official FlexCamp website for more details.

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Got My Singularity Ticket

July 23rd, 2008 by Adrian

Singularity

Tickets for the Singularity global web conference are now on sale. The dates of the conference are October 24-26th 2008. I bought mine a couple of days ago for $99 USD, which is the early-bird price (until the end of August). After conversion this worked out to be £51, which I thought was pretty reasonable.

Well done to Aral for getting the website up and running using Google App Engine. And a big thanks for getting together a great speaker line-up.

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Adobe Developer Week 2008 Screencasts Available

May 9th, 2008 by Adrian

Adobe Developer Week 2008

The screencasts from the Adobe Developer Week (March 27th – 28th, 2008) are now available to watch online. There are 20 eSeminars in total and they were recorded using Adobe Acrobat Connect. The topics covered include, building AIR applications, ColdFusion 8, Flash Lite 3, Flex, Creative Suite 3 and BlazeDS. If you missed any of these when they were broadcast back in March I reccommend taking a look and watching a couple (though I did find the audio slowly got out of sync with the visuals).

Watch the screencasts here.

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Flash on the Beach 08

April 21st, 2008 by Adrian

Flash on the Beach 08

Yipee! Ordered my Flash on the Beach 08 ticket this morning. The tickets went on sale this weekend (just gone) and already 150 tickets have been sold. The first 250 tickets can be purchased at the reduced Super Early Bird price of £199 for the 3-day conference pass. They are also holding two pre-conference workshops on the Sunday (28th Sept), I have booked for the Papervision3D session.

Currently, there are 94 Super Early Bird tickets left. So get in there quick if you want to save some money.

At the time of writing, the confirmed speaker list (with links to their personal websites) includes …

I’m really looking forward to it. I went to both the 2006 and the 2007 conference and it is a fantastic event. We’re so lucky to have an event like this held in the UK. I always come away from it inspired, fired up and wanting to learn more. Many thanks to John Davey for organising this awesome event every year.

If you haven’t been before, get your tickets and see for yourself. I’ll see you there …

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Adobe AIR Eboy Poster

April 10th, 2008 by Adrian

At the Adobe on AIR Tour in London yesterday, everyone was given a cool postcard created by Eboy. Mike Chambers also gave away a couple of posters to people. You can view a high-res version of the poster here.

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Flash, Flex, AIR and RIA Conferences 2008

March 27th, 2008 by Adrian

Just thought I’d put together a list of all the Adobe Flash, Flex and AIR conferences I know of that are going on around the world this year (plus a couple of others that are related, ie. SXSW and MIX). If you know of any other ones that I have missed then let me know and I’ll add it to the list.

January 2008

none

February 2008

TOCA ME
TOCA ME

February 23rd, 2008
Munich, German

FITC
FITC Amsterdam 2008

February 25th – 26th, 2008
Amsterdam, Netherlands

360|Flex
360|Flex Atlanta

February 25th – 27th, 2008
Atlanta, US

March 2008

MIX08
MIX08

March 5th-7th, 2008
Las Vegas, US

SXSW
South by Southwest (SXSW)

March 7th – 11th, 2008
Austin, US

Adobe Developer Week
Adobe Developer Week 2008

March 27th – 28th, 2008
Online

April 2008

360|Flex
360|Flex Europe

April 7th – 9th, 2008
Milan, Italy

Scotch on AIR
Scotch on AIR
April 11th, 2008
Dublin, Ireland

NAB Show
NAB Show 2008

April 11th – 17th, 2008
Las Vegas, US

FITC
FITC Toronto 2008

April 20th – 22nd, 2008
Toronto, Canada

May 2008

flashconference 2008
10th flashconference 2008

May 8th, 2008
Stuttgart, Germany

OFFF
OFFF

May 8th – 10th, 2008
Lisbon, Portugal

WebManiacs
WebManiacs 2008

May 19th – 23rd, 2008
Washington DC, US

FFK08
Flashforum Konferenz 2008

May 21st – 24th, 2008
Cologne, Germany

Multi-Mania
Multi-Mania

May 23rd, 2008
Kortrijk, Belgium

Web Flash Festival
Web Flash Festival

May 23rd – 25th, 2008
Paris, France

June 2008

Scotch on the Rocks
Scotch on the Rocks ’08

June 4th – 6th, 2008
Edinburgh, Scotland

flashbelt
flashbelt

June 10th – 13th, 2008
Minneapolis, US

webDU
webDU 2008

June 12th – 13th, 2008
Sydney, Australia

FITC
FITC Chicago 2008

June 22nd – 23rd, 2008
Chicago, US

July 2008

none

August 2008

Flashforward
Flashforward 2008

August 20th – 22nd, 2008
San Francisco, US

Flex Camp London 08
FlexCamp
August 28th, 2008
London, UK

September 2008

Flash on the Beach
Flash on the Beach 2008

September 28th – October 1st, 2008
Brighton, UK

October 2008

Flash on Tap
Flash on Tap
October 7th – 9th, 2008
Rescheduled: May 28th – 30th, 2009
Boston, US

Flashpitt08
Flashpitt 2008
October 10th, 2008
Pittsburgh, US

The Actionscript Conference
The Actionscript Conference
October 19th, 2008
Singapore

Singularity
Singularity 08

October 24th – 26th, 2008
Online

November 2008

MAX
Adobe MAX 2008 North America
November 16th – 19th, 2008
San Francisco, US

December 2008

MAX
Adobe MAX 2008 Europe
December 1st – 4th, 2008
Milan, Italy

January 2009


Adobe MAX 2008 Japan
January 29th – 30th, 2009
Tokyo, Japan

Adobe on AIR Tour Europe
Don’t forget that the Adobe on AIR Tour is coming to Europe this spring. Starting off in Madrid, Spain on March 31st, and then running through to June 13th in Milan, Italy. Check the website to see if it is coming to a European city near you (it is in London on April 9th at The Brewery).

One other Flash conference that has happened in the past, but it doesn’t look like it is happening any more is Spark Europe.

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London Flash Platform User Group (LFPUG) meeting – Jan 2008

February 1st, 2008 by Adrian

London Flash Platfor User Group

Last night was January’s London Flash Platform User Group meeting at the CosmoBar in Clerkenwell. The speakers were Paddy Keane talking about his experience of using PureMVC and Rob Bateman talking about the history of 3D on the web. The event was so popular that Tink had to send an email out to everybody warning that over 120 people had signed up to go, and that places would have to be on a first-come-first-served basis (normally we only get around 40 – 50 people). Anyway, here is a quick bullet point summary of what they covered.

PureMVC (19:00 – 20:00) – Paddy Keane

  • Why use a framework?
    • gives agility to the project and code
    • helps with risk management
    • good when features are changing
  • Based on Model, View, Controller but with additional Façade
    • gives code clarity
    • shows your coding intent
    • need to have good Development Process
    • start with a list of features
    • mock-up features and then test
  • The best way to get started with PureMVC is to read the Best Practices document and then read it again

The 3rd Way: Handling 3D on the Web ( 20:15 – 21:15 ) – Rob Bateman

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London Flash Platform User Group (LFPUG) meeting

January 28th, 2008 by Adrian

London Flash Platform User Group

This Thursday (31st January) there is a London Flash Platform User Group meeting. The speakers lined up are Paddy Keane talking about PureMVC and Rob Bateman talking about 3D in Flash (Away3D, Papervision3D and Sandy). It should be very interesting.

As always, a big ‘thank you’ to Tink for organising the event.

Time: 19:00 – 23:00 (doors open at 18:30)
Venue: CosmoBar, 50-54 Clerkenwell Road, EC1M 5PS (click for map)

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Adobe on AIR Bus Tour is heading to Europe

January 28th, 2008 by Adrian

on AIR

The Adobe on AIR Bus Tour is coming to Europe (minus the bus) this summer. At the time of writing the details (locations and dates) are still being finalised. Keep up-to-date by checking the Bus Tour Weblog and the on AIR Weblog. You can also follow the tour via video, Twitter and Flickr.

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Colin Moock’s ActionScript 3.0: From The Ground Up Tour

January 28th, 2008 by Adrian

Colin Moock

Hooray! I managed to get a ticket to the Colin Moock ActionScript 3.0 training day being ran by Adobe. I’ll be attending the London event on Monday 3rd March 2008. The event is being held at Vinopolis, the famous wine tasting venue (map here). I hope we get some free wine to help us get our heads around the nitty-gritty of AS3. See you there, if you are going as well.

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Flex London User Group (FLUG) – January Meetup

January 28th, 2008 by Adrian

Flex London User Group logo

On Thursday 24th January I went along to the Flex London User Group meeting at Shoreditch Town Hall. This month’s meeting coincided with an official Adobe event, and therefore there was a huge turnout. Normally we get around 30 people turning up, this month there was approx. 250 people (requiring a change of venue). The speakers were Serge Jespers and James Ward.

Here is a summary of what they covered …

Serge Jespers

James Ward

  • Flex 3 Charting Components – ILOG Elixir
  • Flex 3 SDK is Open Source (stlab.adobe.com)
  • Open Source BlazeDS
    • Remoting and HTTP-based messaging technology
    • Opened up the AMF format (Action Message Format – AMF3)
    • Demo of BlazeBench
      • Comparison between AMF, Dojo, SOAP, JSON (JavaScript Object Notation)
      • AMF is quicker
      • Parsing of data is very, very quick
      • AMF has compression built in to the protocol (no need to use GZip)
    • BlazeDS comes from Adobe LiveCycle
      • LiveCcycle Data Services ES uses RTMP to stream data to the client (this is not available in BlazeDS).
      • Check out Flex MXML Producer and Consumer
  • Flex-AJAX Bridge

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Flash On The Beach ’07 – Visited Seminars

January 28th, 2008 by Adrian

Flash On The Beach logo

Back in November 2007 I went down to Brighton for the Flash On The Beach conference. It was a fantastic event (as it was in 2006) and John Davey did a great job of organising the event and getting a wish list of speakers from around the world. Here is a list of the speakers that I managed to catch across the three auditoriums.

Monday 5th November

Tuesday 6th November

  • Ted Patrick – Flex and ActionScript 3 Worst Practices
  • Craig Swann – Perceptive Interactions + Alternative Interfaces
  • Aral Balkan – Let’s talk about SWX, baby!
  • GMUNK (Bradley Grosh) – GMUKNICKDOWN 07
  • Alex Jenkins – Pulling the emotional trigger.

Wednesday 7th November

All of these presenters are doing some amazing work and I came away from Brighton really inspired and eager to learn more. Here’s looking forward to Flash On The Beach 2008!

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