Archive for October, 2007
It seems like every year, I hear posts about Flash on the Beach, being the ‘best conference ever‘ in one form or another. I have always dreamed of attending a Flash on the Beach conference and this year, I finally get to! My only let downs will be that Phlash5 will not be performing and I won’t be arriving in time for the Adobe sponsored poker tournament. Other than that, the classes and speakers look incredible. Here’s my schedule:
Day 1: Monday 5th Nov 2007
09:00am Keynote: Overview of Flash CS3 Pro. Richard Galvan
10:15am AS3 Particle Effects. Seb Lee-Delisle
11:30am Story. Branding. Visual design. Chris Orwig
01:30pm Make Flash Games. Retire Early. Keith Peters
02:45pm Papervision3D CS3 Component – get er’ done! John Grden
04:00pm Breaking away. Robert Hodgin
08:00pm If it aint broke – break it! Brendan Dawes
Day 2: Tuesday 6th Nov 2007
09:00am Flex and ActionScript 3 Worst Practices. Ted Patrick
10:15am Perceptive Interactions + Alternative Interfaces. Craig Swann
11:30am Let’s talk about SWX, baby! Aral Balkan
01:30pm Next Generation Websites with Papervision3D. Carlos Ulloa
02:45pm Flashing Flex. Hillman Curtis
04:00pm Dynamic Abstraction. Joshua Davis
08:00pm Beyond the Knowledge: The Art of Playing. Erik Natzke
Day 3: Wednesday 7th Nov 2007
09:00am Building Red5 Applications. Chris Allen
10:15am Stylizing Flex Applications. Joey Lott
11:30am Optimizing Workflows with Eclipse and FDT 3.0. Carlo Blatz
01:30pm The Nooks and Crannies of ActionScript 3. Branden Hall
02:45pm Play! – The ‘art’ of not getting too serious. Andries Odendaal
04:00pm Algorithms to Fill Space. Jared Tarbell
Save me a swx moo card Aral!
Prelude: So this post is sadly overdue. Life has gotten crazy recently. I finished building my new house (mostly), moved in, got settled, and have continued to do all sorts of stuff to it (like installing blinds, a garage door opener, adding a patio, etc). On top of this, work has really picked up as we’re getting ready for G2E. It has been about all I could manage just to keep up with the scene, much less contribute to it. But, hopefully I can change that now that the house stuff has settled down.
Anyway, at the on AIR tour in Seattle, Mike Chambers announced that there would be a Guitar Hero II tournament at the end of the show. He said that Danny Dura was getting pretty good at the game on the AIR bus and if anyone could beat him, they would get a copy of Adobe CS3 Master Collection. Since Guitar Hero II and Halo 3 are used to settle most disputes in my office, I knew I would at least have a chance.
The result can be seen here )
You rock Adobe! Thanks for the awesome on AIR tour and my new shiny CS3 Master Collection!