Eyeo Festival has an amazing line-up of speakers

March 2nd, 2011 by Adrian

Eyeo Festival

I have just found about the Eyeo Festival, and WOW, what an amazing line-up of speakers there is!!

Here are just a few names from the speaker list

The event is lasts for three days, is on from June 27th to 29th 2011 and is being held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, US.

The venue is the McNamara Alumni Center, and looks like a pretty amazing building. Check the images of it here.

Visit the official website to find out more information.

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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


February 2008


February 23rd, 2008
Munich, German

FITC Amsterdam 2008

February 25th – 26th, 2008
Amsterdam, Netherlands

360|Flex Atlanta

February 25th – 27th, 2008
Atlanta, US

March 2008


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

South by Southwest (SXSW)

March 7th – 11th, 2008
Austin, US

Adobe Developer Week
Adobe Developer Week 2008

March 27th – 28th, 2008

April 2008

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 Toronto 2008

April 20th – 22nd, 2008
Toronto, Canada

May 2008

flashconference 2008
10th flashconference 2008

May 8th, 2008
Stuttgart, Germany


May 8th – 10th, 2008
Lisbon, Portugal

WebManiacs 2008

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

Flashforum Konferenz 2008

May 21st – 24th, 2008
Cologne, Germany


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


June 10th – 13th, 2008
Minneapolis, US

webDU 2008

June 12th – 13th, 2008
Sydney, Australia

FITC Chicago 2008

June 22nd – 23rd, 2008
Chicago, US

July 2008


August 2008

Flashforward 2008

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

Flex Camp London 08
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

Flashpitt 2008
October 10th, 2008
Pittsburgh, US

The Actionscript Conference
The Actionscript Conference
October 19th, 2008

Singularity 08

October 24th – 26th, 2008

November 2008

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

December 2008

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

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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