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Currently, Flex is the best solution to deliver enterprise applications across multiple operating systems, browsers, and devices. This month we will be hosting Christophe Coenraets, Adobe evangelist, and Michael Labriola, PMC member of the Apache Flex Project and one of the founders of the Spoon Project. Christophe and Michael will be talking about the future of Flex, the Apache Flex Project, the Spoon Project, and the Flex community. Don’t miss this opportunity to get your voice heard as well as have questions answered. This meeting is jointly sponsored by the Adobe Boston User Group, the Boston Flash Platform User Group, the Boston Flex User Group.
Chris Allen is an international speaker, software inventor and entrepreneur based in Boston, MA. He co-founded the open source Flash server Red5, where he and his team of volunteers reverse engineered Flash’s RTMP protocol. He started the company Infrared5, a technology services company, in 2007 where he served as its President and CEO until 2011. He now serves as President and CTO of Brass Monkey, a company that turns smartphones into game controllers for a cloud based game console.
Please RSVP so we can provide enough food and beer.
Keith began playing with Flash in 1999. After a couple of years making really horrible Flash web sites and huge intros, he discovered ActionScript, and has not looked back.
Keith's award winning personal experimental web site, www.bit-101.com features over 500 cutting edge flash experiments, with source available. It also has a series of tutorials on ActionScript which have been downloaded countless times and translated into many languages.
Keith has contributed to eight books on Flash and written several magazine articles on various Flash subjects.
Keith lives near Boston, MA in the USA, and is the Engineering Guru at Infrared5 (www.infrared5.com).
Christophe's Bio: Christophe Coenraets is a Technical Evangelist for Adobe where he focuses on Rich Internet Applications and Enterprise Integration. He has been working on Flex since the early days of the product in 2003. In his previous role at Macromedia, Christophe worked on JRun, the company's J2EE application server. Before joining Macromedia, Christophe was managing Java, Internet, and PowerBuilder evangelism at Powersoft/Sybase. Christophe has been a regular speaker at conferences worldwide for the last 15 years. He blogs at http://coenraets.org.
Michael Labriola is a Senior Consultant at Digital Primates and the Lead Developer for FlexUnit 4. He has been developing Internet applications since 1995 and working with Flex since its 1.0 beta. Michael is an Adobe Certified Instructor, Community Professional, and co-author of the Flex 2, 3 and 4 Training from the Source books and Breaking out of the Browser with Adobe AIR.
As an international speaker and team mentor on Flex and AIR projects, he has consulted for many of the world’s most recognized brands. His free time is spent escaping from technology through wine and food.
Developing Applications for Mobile & Devices Using Flex “Hero” and Flash Builder “Burrito”
Brian Rinaldi is as a community manager for the Adobe Learning Resources team, where he oversees community strategy for Flash Platform Community Help. In his role, Brian brings together active Adobe product users, Adobe product team members, authors, and experts to provide users the most useful, relevant, and up-to-date information about Adobe products. Brian blogs regularly at http://remotesynthesis.com and is a unreformed twitter addict @remotesynth.
The Boston Flash Platform User's Group will meet for the last time of 2010. Its going to be full evening that you don't want to miss.
Renowned Flash animator Chris Georgenes will share some his tips, tricks, and best practices for animation in Flash CS5.
Michelle and Matthew (BFPUG's co-managers) were both at Adobe MAX in October. They'll give a quick recap and answer questions you may have about any of the announcements and previews made by Adobe during the huge event.
Aquent will be our hosts providing food and drink for all as we celebrate the end of another year. When you arrive, please call 617-406-8388 upon arrival as the door is locked after 5pm.
September Meeting - Building an Interactive Portfolio with Flash Catalyst
Dee Sadler loves being a girl geek and a designer who codes. She is an artist, photographer, web designer, and loves reading books on web standards. Community, (and instigator), is her middle name because she is an Adobe User Group Manager, Adobe Community Professional on the Creative Suite, Adobe Freelance Professional, and a Certified Instructor in 5 programs. Dee is basically the Community Cruise Director and is dedicated to bridging the gap between designers and developers.
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