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October 14th - Indy Flex UG meeting - your help is requested!
Because I am new to Indianapolis, I need your help. I would like to hold a Flex Users Group meeting on Oct. 14th somewhere central to most people in Indianapolis. Naturally, the downtown area seems like a logical choice but I'm open to your ideas.
We need to establish a regular meeting place for monthly meetings. It's possible to use different locations from month to month but in my experience as a user group manager, it's easier for most people if they don't have to learn a new set of directions and with finding parking every month. I would like to find a place that we could stick with. To that end, I am asking you if you can suggest to me a meeting place that at a minimum offers a large screen display to which we could connect a laptop computer to be used for presentation purposes, and seating for attendees. Ideally such a place would be free. Do you have resources available to you that might work? Or do you know of places that have been used in the past? I am very good at making the arrangements once I have some locations in mind.
Our second need for the Oct. 14th meeting is to find someone from our community who might be interested in giving some kind of presentation on Flash Catalyst, which is one of the new design and development tools for the latest beta version of Flex--now known as Flash Builder 4. This is one of the more exciting parts of the new Flex products from Adobe, and I personally have not become familiar with it yet. But if you have had any experience using it and would like to spend a half hour or so explaining what you have learned, I believe that anyone familiar with Flex would be very interested. If more than one person steps forward, then I'm sure we could work out a presentation with more than one speaker. Having more than one perspective is always a good thing.
At this meeting, as at every Indy Flex UG meeting, I would like to provide people who are interested in Flex software development to network with each other and share in job opportunities as well as technical expertise. I myself am truly a junior Flex developer but I am determined to become a better Flex developer and really gain a better working knowledge of this wonderful tool. I have much experience as a user group manager and, with your help, can lead a successful Flex users group here in Indianapolis.
FYI, I can always be reached offline at firstname.lastname@example.org and would welcome your input on most anything. Right now I need to focus on coming up with an Oct. 14th meeting place and someone who might like to speak on Flash Catalyst. I feel that this would be a topic of interest to Flex developers of any level of expertise. I will also put my phone number below in case you would like to call me. This is an exciting era in RIA technology! I'm looking forward to meeting you.
posted 10/21/09 by Sam Souhrada | Report Abuse