I am really excited to announce that this weekend we’re going to have a free, all day FlashCamp in San Francisco to celebrate the launch of Flex 4.5 and Flash Builder 4.5 starting at 9:00 AM, on April 30th. This will be a little bit different from some of our past Flash Camps that we have held, because it is during the day. However, this allows us to do some more hands on sessions as well as holding a coding session and contest for Flex 4.5 mobile application development
In the morning we’re going to have sessions covering all aspects of the mobile workflow. We’ve got a keynote from VP of Developer Tools, Ed Rowe, then Deepa Subramaniam, Flex Product Manager and Andrew Shorten, Group Product manager for Flex, are going to be doing an overview of the new mobile-specific features in Flex 4.5. We’ll also have 3 separate tracks to help you dive a little deeper:
- Flash Builder for PHP
- iOS and PlayBook development
- UX design for mobile devices
In the afternoon we’ll bring out the tables and let you guys get to work building mobile apps. The Flex and Flash Builder teams will be on hand to help answer questions and help provide feedback.
The beer is being provided by City Beer Store, and I’m still nailing down the list, but we should have some fantastic craft beer at the event as well as pizza provided by Amici’s to help fuel the end of the day coding before we start giving away prizes and showing off mobile applications.
One of the unique things about this Flash Camp is that after the hands-on session we’ll be giving away some prizes for people who have built a mobile application that afternoon. We’ll have a bunch of categories including most interesting use of Flex, most useful application, and most-well designed application. And you can win software, devices, an Xbox Kinect, and more, so there’s a ton of potential loot for you to take away.
You can also feel free to form teams, so if you are a designer-type, bring along your developer friends to fill out the team and you can show off the application as a team at the end of the day.
It’s going to be a lot of fun and I can’t wait to see what you guys put together. So register and come learn about mobile development with Flash and Flex, drink some great beer, and win prizes.