I’ll be speaking at this year’s Adobe MAX Conference in Los Angeles from Oct 4-7 on the topic “Moving from Flex 3 to Flex 4”. Here is the official description on the catalog:
“Learn about the new features in Flex 4 from the perspective of someone who has been doing Flex 3 development. We’ll discuss changes in MXML, states, effects, and CSS, as well as the new component model. This session is a must for developers who know Flex 3 and want to understand the best way to move forward with Flex.”
I’m not sure who came up with this description, but, I don’t think its that accurate saying that this is from the perspective of someone who has been doing Flex 3 development. It should probably say, “from someone who has been testing the Flex framework since Flex 1.5”. But, oh well… The talk will be on Monday, Oct 5 at 11:30 AM and Wed, Oct. 7 at 11:00 AM. I hope to touch on all of the topics that Flex 3 developers may find challenging when moving to our next version of Flex including the new namespaces, set of components, skinning architecture, layouts and states. If you have a particular topic that you want me to address, let me know. I’ll see you at MAX!
Mike Chambers announced that registration is now open for FlashCamp on May 29, 2009. If you look at the sessions available, you’ll see that this is geared for people wanting to know what’s new in the upcoming version of Flex Builder. There will be demos for Catalyst, Flash Builder 4 and various Flex SDK features. I have the unfortunate time of presenting Advanced CSS at 9:30 PM that night. I hope some of you will still be awake and not drunk from the free beer. Well… actually, I don’t really care if you are drunk as long as you pretend like you are listening to my quick 15 min. preso. 🙂
Register soon…this event always fills up quickly because its free.
What : FlashCamp – one night mini conference for Flex developers interested in learning about and getting started with the next generation of the Flex SDK and tools.
When : Friday, May 29th, 2009. 5 PM PST – 10:30 PM PST
Where : Adobe San Francisco Office. 601 Townsend St, San Francisco, CA 94103
How Much : Free and open to the public (Limited space and Registration required)
What to Bring : Yourself, Laptop, any Flex apps you might want to get running with Flex 4. We will provide the Beer, Red Bull, Coffee, Pizza, schwag, knowledge, venue and bits.
Update! (5/7/09) FlashCamp is sold out now. Sorry if you didn’t act fast enough!