Guide to Video Solutions @ Adobe MAX 2011 (just 10 days away)

Adobe MAX is just a little over 1 week away at LA Live / Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, and we have completed the release of new Flash Media Server 4.5, Flash Access 3, AIR 3, Flash Player 11, OSMF 1.6 – I wanted to give you a preview of the 13 sessions and labs we have lined for Video Solutions products and technologies at Adobe.

To start this guide – here is a video from Adobe Employee, Ryan Monger talking about what you will learn in the Enterprise Video session (8:30am on Tuesday – room 513)

Here is the Rock Star speaker Line up for Video Solutions

Fabio Sonnati (Progettosinergia) (Blog)- 3:30pm on Monday – Fabio will once again deliver a terrific session on Encoding for multiple devices. Fabio’s experience speaks for itself – he is a world-renowned encoding guru who will step you through the art of encoding for multiple devices using FFMPEG. For a preview, you can watch last year’s session here: http://tv.adobe.com/watch/max-2010-develop/h264-encoding-strategies-for-all-screens/

Jeff Tapper + Nathan Weber (Digital Primates) – Wednesday @9:30am – Jeff and Nathan are veterans at MAX, and have spoken year over year on topics for developers of Flash and Flex. Their company has developed some of the most compelling video applications for major US Broadcasters – and they will show you some of the magic how to develop video applications for multiple devices.

Rob Roskin (MTV) and Ben Rolling (AEG Digital Media) – 5:00pm on Monday – Rob and Ben have been working together for many years to produce major live events for MTV, Grammy Awards, Teen Choice awards. They will share their experiences how they get video to multiple devices using major broadcast production systems.

David Hassoun + John Crosby (Real Eyes) – Tuesday @12:30, Wednesday@1:30 – David and John have been in the community for a very long time – Real Eyes manages the Flash Media Server world wide user group, and both are incredible trainers for Flash developers. They will be using their teaching talents to instruct attendees on how to develop robust video applications using Open Source Media Framework. The lab is hands on, and there are spaces for 200 people over 2 separate days.

Arjun Saksena (Yahoo) – Tuesday@1:00 – Arjun is the product manager responsible for Yahoo’s “Atlas” CDN and is charged with the ultimate challenge of delivering video globally and consistently across multiple devices including Smartphones, tablets, feature phones and everything in between. Join Arjun as he peels back the day to day at Yahoo’s video delivery hub.

Tal Saraf (Amazon Web Services) – Tuesday @2:30 – Tal is responsible for the CloudFront CDN at Amazon, and together with Adobe will show you how you can leverage Flash Media Server on Amazon Web Services to operate and run your own origin to deliver through the Amazon Cloudfront CDN.

Hasan Otuome – Tuesday @12:30, Wednesday @3pm – Hasan is part of AlmerBlank training and is a staple of the Flash Developer community. Hasan will be drawing on his trainer skills to teach you how to develop face to face chat using P2P technology with your mobile device. You will walk out of this class with a fully functional app using front-facing cameras that you can use to extend your mobile application with video chat.

Ryan Monger + Brad Outlaw (Adobe) – Tuesday @8:30am – Ryan and Brad have partnered inside Adobe to develop and deploy a fully functional global deployment for Multicast and P2P so Adobe Employees can meet and communicate with each other. Today this system is used to support the entire Adobe population for company meetings and global team meetings. Ryan and Brad will give you deep inside knowledge how they designed and deployed the system to help attendees replicate within their corporate environment. NOT TO BE MISSED!

Michael Thornburgh (Adobe) – Wednesday @11am – P2P Guru and RTMFP co-Inventor will move into a lecture role this year informing attendees how to get the most out of p2p functionality using Project CIRRUS and Flash Media Server with RTMFP tips and tricks. NOT TO BE MISSED!

Cathi Kwon + Kevin Towes (Adobe) – Tuesday @4pm – Video Solutions is a new group name that consolidates the products, “Flash Media Server” “OSMF” “Adobe Pass” “Flash Media Gateway” and much more. Cathi and I are responsible for product management inside of Video solutions and will walk you through all the new products, or product positioning and give you some hints what we’re thinking of next. This is a great opportunity to learn from the source where Video solutions is going and provide some feedback and ideas.

Now the session Line up

(aka your schedule at MAX – if you’re interested in Video)

MONDAY (October 3)

3:30pm – Encoding for Performance on Multiple Devices – Room 514

5:00pm – MTV Networks: Behind the Scenes on World-Class Broadcast Events – Room 510

5:00pm – Streaming Video to HTML5, Apple, and Flash Enabled Devices – Room 513

6:00pm – Sponsor Reception

8:00pm – Meet the Flash Media Server and Video Solutions Team

TUESDAY (October 4)

8:30am – Enterprise Live Video Strategies with Multicast and P2P – Room 513

11:00am – (LAB) Developing Scalable Mobile Video Chat Applications – Room 406B

12:30pm – (LAB) Video Player Development for Multiple Devices – Room 404A

1:00pm – Yahoo!: Scalable and Consistent Video Delivery to All Devices – Room 510

2:30pm – Flash Media Server on Amazon Web Services with CloudFront CDN – Room 513

4:00pm – Adobe Video Solutions Roadmap – Room 513

Evening – MAX Awards / MAX Bash

WEDNESDAY (October 5)

9:30am – Digital Primates: Honing In on Multiple Targets with a Single Codebase – Room 510

11:00am – Advanced P2P with RTMFP: Tips and Tricks – Room 514

1:30pm – (LAB) Video Player Development for Multiple Devices – Room 404A

3:00pm – (LAB) Developing Scalable Mobile Video Chat Applications – Room 406B

We hope to see you all at MAX, and that you all travel safely to Los Angeles. If you see me, please do not hesitate pulling me aside and saying hello – and talking about video!