Posts in Category "Conferences"

My Google I/O Presentation: New Web Tools and Advanced CSS/HTML5 Features from Adobe & Google

I had the good fortune of doing a presentation this year at Google I/O along with my coworker Vincent Hardy and Alex Danilo from Google. The topic is essentially everything Adobe is doing (or at least everything we’re ready to talk about) in the HTML space including tooling, services, and direct contributions to HTML5/CSS. We really had to struggle to fit everything into a single hour, but I think it’s a very comprehensive overview with a lot of great demos.

My FITC Slides are Online

I just put the slides from my FITC session up if you want to check them out. The presentation is called The New Playground: Adobe and HTML5. Before you start looking it, a few quick notes:

  • It’s written in HTML, and since I wasn’t thinking about sharing it when I put it together, it probably only works in Chrome, Safari, and Firefox.
  • Use the arrow keys to navigate forward and back through the deck.
  • A lot of the presentation was demos, so I added links to videos that should be sufficient substitues.
  • The slides were designed for 1024×768, so they might look scrunched on your big monitor.
  • If you view the slide that talks about filters effects in Chrome Canary, clicking on the filter names in the list applies them to the image.

The slides are available here. If you have any questions, feel free to post in the comments. (Session photo by @treesrustle.)

Slides, Links, and Questions From my MAX 2011 Presentation

I wanted to post some additional information from my sessions at MAX 2011 for those of you who weren’t able to make it. Below you can find my slides, all the links contained in my presentation, and some of the questions (with answers) I received.


The recording of my presentation isn’t available yet is now available, but you can also just download the slides here (PDF).

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My MAX 2010 Presentation is Online: How to Build Adobe AIR Apps for the iPhone and Android

My MAX 2010 presentation is now online. It’s about an hour long, and it covers the following:

  • Some philosophy around the proliferation of devices.
  • Why write for multiple screens?
  • Why writing for multiple screens is a challenge.
  • How to write a cross-screen applications (tips and tricks).
  • Cross-screen development workflows.
  • The future of cross-screen development.

There are tons of other great MAX sessions available online, as well, so go have a look.

Update: My slides are now available as a PDF, as well.

My MAX Presentation is Online: What’s Coming in AIR 2.0

A video of my MAX 2009 presentation entitled "What’s Coming in AIR 2.0" is now online. You can also download the slides (PDF) separately.

Feel free to leave questions in the comments.

Who’s Going to MAX?

MAX is always fun, but this year is going to set a new standard. If we can have a blast in Salt Lake City (three years ago, was it?), imagine how much fun we’re going to have in Vegas.

Adobe has a lot of cool projects in the works that we’re going to showcase at MAX. Of course, I’m a little biased toward the Apollo sessions (one of which I’ll be giving). There will also be plenty of Apollo demonstrations, samples, and announcements.

Let me know if you’re going to be there. If you were ever going to attend a MAX conference, this is the one to come to. You have until October 16th to register. I’ve heard that you can even get the conference hotel rate after the conference if you want to tack on a little personal time.

Upcoming Apollo Sessions

I’m going to be talking about and showing Apollo at Flashforward in Austin in September, and MAX at the Venetian in Las Vegas in October. If you’re interested in learning more about Apollo, these are the places to be. Let me know if you’re going to be there and want to hang out. There will be plenty of time for talking Apollo, eating BBQ, playing blackjack, and probably getting in a game or two Halo.

The Many Faces of Flash

I’m at Flashforward in Seattle this week, and whenever I go to Flash conferences, I’m always amazed to see all the different ways people are using Flash. I’m mostly consumed with Flex these days, so I tend to forget about all the other places Flash is appearing. In the last day, I’ve seen Flash discussed in the following contexts:

And, of course, in the browser for just about everything you can think of. Am I missing anything?

Who’s Going to be at Flashforward?

I head out to Flashforward 2006 in Seattle at the ungodly hour of 6AM tomorrow. The conference doesn’t start until Monday, but tomorrow morning’s flight was the last one available. I even called my travel agent today and begged her to pull some strings, call in some favors, anything she could do, but no luck. Why do they even have flights that early?

Anyway, I’m very happy to be heading up to Seattle for this year’s west coast Flashforward rather than across the city where it’s normally held in San Francisco. I’ve never been to Seattle, so I’m looking forward to checking out a new city. Any suggestions as to what I need to see while I’m there?

I’ve been working hard with a couple other guys on a little surprise for the keynote which is why I haven’t been blogging much lately. If you’re going to be at Flashforward, make sure you’re there Tuesday morning. If you’re not, I’ll blog about it here either in real-time if I can get a connection, or after it’s over.

Let me know if you’ll be in Seattle next week. After the keynote, I should have plenty of time to hang out.

MAX Hong Kong: Software, Food, and Shopping

This is my kind of town. Great food, great technology, and a great conference. I gave a presentation this morning entitled "Next Generation ActionScript", and it went very well. I’ll post the presentation and all the example files here once I get back to San Francisco.

As Scott mentioned, we ate a 13-course Chinese meal last night! I had no idea such a thing was even possible. I didn’t realize it was going to be 13 courses, so for the first few, I finished everything they served me. Eventually, I checked the menu and realized there were about 9 more courses to go. Although I didn’t end up cleaning every plate they put in front of me, I ate far more than I needed to, and didn’t eat again until lunch today.

The sessions today have been great. After my session this morning, I listened to Steven Webster talk about Cairngorm, then to Mark Blair talk about Flex Data Services after lunch. This is the hard part of the day when my body wants me to go to sleep because it’s about 11:00 in San Francisco, so I’ll grab some caffeine and hit a few more sessions before taking a walk around the city.

I leave tomorrow morning: a non-stop, 12-hour flight back to San Francisco. Fortunately, I have plenty of video and PSP games to keep me company, along with some head-to-head SOCOM with Scott.