Flex Camp Boston is a full day event featuring industry experts from both inside and outside Adobe. Building on the hugely successful event from last year, the team at Universal Mind have come up with an amazing set of speakers this year, including Tim Buntel from Adobe, Oscar Cortes from BrightCove, Mike Nimer from Digital Primates and more. The event runs from 8 AM to 5 PM on December 12th, and is only $30 if you register before December 1st ($40 after).
If you’re in the Boston area, and build applications using Adobe Flex, this is one event that you won’t want to miss.
Did you miss last week’s Flex and Zend e-Seminar? That’s not a problem – we recorded the session using Acrobat Connect and have posted it online.
If you have questions about using Flex and the Zend Framework and want them answered in person, there will be another session about using Flex and the Zend AMF module in the Zend Framework on November 12th at 10 AM PT. Lee Brimelow and Zend AMF contributor Wade Arnold will be delivering the session.
If you purchase Flex Builder 3 Professional (or ColdFusion 8 Enterprise Edition)before November 14th, you’ll receive $400 off the regular full event pass to MAX North America, or 240 Euros off of the regular price for MAX Europe. Follow the following steps to receive your Adobe MAX registration discount:
1. Visit the MAX registration website.
2. When registering, select “Yes, I have a registration code”.
3. Enter the following registration code: PDB891.
4. Complete the steps for online registration.
Legal Notes: Offer good for new Adobe MAX 2008 registrations only. Offer good for Adobe MAX North America and Adobe MAX Europe full event pass registration only. Offer cannot be combined with any other offer, package or registration code. Only one product purchase at full retail value qualifies and only the following Adobe development products qualify for this promotion: ColdFusion 8 Enterprise, ColdFusion 8 Standard, and Flex Builder 3 Professional. Offer valid for qualifying purchases made between October 1, 2008 and November 14, 2008. Product registration and Adobe MAX registration must both be complete by 11:59 pm PDT November 14, 2008. Terms and conditions for Adobe MAX registrations will also apply. Offer is not transferrable and valid only for individual product registrant in possession of a valid purchase confirmation. Education, OEM, NFR, and volume licensing customers are not eligible. Void where prohibited.
A couple of weeks ago, the Adobe Flex page on Facebook broke 5000 fans. To celebrate, we’re giving away some awesome prizes, including the grand prize of a Macbook AIR with a copy of Adobe Creative Suite 4 Master Collection and Adobe Flex Builder 3 Professional. To enter, all you have to do is become a fan of our page, add the giveaway application, and then complete the short 3 question quiz.
Unfortunately, due to time constraints, we are only able to open up this contest in North America.
Remember – students and faculty from schools around the world can receive Flex Builder Professional for free by filing out the simple form.
From October 19 to 23rd Adobe will have a booth at the Gitex Technology Week, in the Business Solution Area. The Adobe stand will be configured as a multi-level pavilion with two theaters for presentations and meeting rooms, and the stand will feature dedicated suites for customers to interact with product specialists and address specific technical issues.
So for any questions just track down Andrew Shorten at booth C4-20B in Hall 4, and get the answer to your Flex/AIR/Flash questions.
I know that a lot of you have been anxiously waiting for the remaining training. We just posted day 4. There is a lot of content for day 4 so this will take you longer to go through than the previous days. We have also incorporated your feedback to fix the exercises. We also have some of the day 5 videos ready but we are waiting till we have everything for day 5 available. My best guess is that day 5 will be available by end of next week. Day 5 will be all videos and will probably not be as long as the first 4 days.
I also want to give you some perspective on the delays. Creating training of this quality and size is very time consuming. When we had the first three days, we had a choice of waiting for all the training or posting what we had. We went with the second option. This has given us a chance to incorporate your feedback. Given the number of people who have gone through the first three days, we think we made the right choice by posting what we had.
Please continue to give us feedback. We are reading it though we may not be able to respond to each and every comment.
Areez Gangji, an intern here at Adobe, has written an article about the top 10 Flex and AIR applications for students. The article covers such great applications as Timetoast, Craig’s List Desktop, Adobe’s own Acrobat.com and more. Read the article, and if you’re interested, help Digg it up.
Adobe is looking for Adobe Student Reps for RIAs. Adobe Student Reps receive community recognition, speaking opportunities in some Adobe sponsored events, access to Adobe resources (presentation slides, information posters, contact with AIR and Flex team) and some funding available for approved events. If you are a passionate about RIAs and willing to help your classmates to know more about RIA technologies, you should consider joining this program. This is a great opportunity to get to know the Adobe team and to network with other reps.
The application form is available here. Note that you must be registered and logged onto flex.org to view and fill this form.
We are offering a free limited edition t-shirt to the first 500 people who upgrade to Flex Builder 3 starting August 1, 2008. Hurry and purchase the upgrade from the Adobe store to get your t-shirt. We hope that this will give you the extra push to upgrade soon and have access to the latest features of Flex Builder and the Flex framework.
Note that you must purchase the upgrade from the Adobe store to be eligible for this offer. After you purchase the upgrade, you will receive an email giving you further instructions on how you can specify the gender and size for the t-shirt.
Flex in a Week is a week-long, video based online training program for developers. This self-paced program is free and is intended to help developers accelerate their Flex learning. The training will eventually be a full 5-day program, however we are launching with the first three days which will provide developers with enough learning to get them started using Flex. We will complete the remaining two days of content over the coming weeks.
Please help us promote this valuable new training resource by blogging about it and by including a link in your email signatures. This program should play a key role in increasing Flex adoption.
We are also looking for feedback. Please let us know what you think of this training.