Tuesday, March 23, 2010

ACPs know something you don't know!

Follow what the Adobe Community Professionals have to say on Twitter #adobeCP #csbuzz to find out! What will they tell you? When will they tell you? Who knows!

You've probably seen some of this at SXSW and on Twitter recently but what is really going on?

I guarantee you something is coming soon! http://csbuzz.adobe.com/

*Who's in these photos? http://www.adobe.com/communities/professionals/
James Lockman, Liz Frederick, Marlon Ceballos, April Clark, Peter Andreas Moelgaard, Andrea Trento, Jean-Claude Tremblay, Stephanie Sullivan, Steve Howard, Edgar Parrada, Kevin Stohlmeyer, George Iosif, Kajorn Bhirakit, Dee Sadler

Monday, March 22, 2010

Flex 4, Flash Builder, ColdFusion Builder Released

So exciting! These AMAZING products are here!


Flash Builder 4 free for Students: http://freeriatools.adobe.com

ColdFusion Builder Video:http://www.adobe.com/devnet/coldfusion/articles/cf9_cfbuilder_videos/bforta_02.html

The Official Flex Team Blog


Here is an Adobe blog aggregator for learning tools, tips, announcement info, etc.

Video about Flash Builder from Developers

Try Flash Builder Now! http://www.adobe.com/go/try_flashbuilder

Flex.org is a great learning resource and has a showcase of what's possible http://flex.org

ColdFusion Builder FAQ http://www.adobe.com/products/coldfusion/cfbuilder/faq/

Interview with Dave Gruber from Fusion Authority (Answers the question "How Much?")

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Event Spotlight: Capital Flash Camp

Spotlight Interview: Capital Flash Camp

We are here with Andrew Powell from Universal Mind to talk about UM’s series fo Flash Camps nation wide. Today we are talking about the Flash Camp coming to Washington DC on April 16th, 2010.

Liz: I’m very excited about this event, especially because DC is home to me. But I’d like to know why UM decided to host this event here.

Andy: A few reasons. First, we know that Adobe has a strong presence here in the DC area. Along with that strong presence is a strong community around the Flash Platform. We figured that those two things would combine to make this a prime location to host a Flash Camp. Secondly, we've felt that there is a real void in servicing the flex community in the DC area. Lately, there haven't been very many events in the local area catering to and just focusing on people building for the Flash Platform. Universal Mind thinks that DC is primed and ready for a great event that will bring the Flex community in the DC area together. Bringing the community together is precisely the goal we have in mind when we put on a Flash Camp event.

Liz: When is the event and how much does it cost?

Andy: The event is April 16th at the Navy Heritage Center (located at the Archives/Navy Memorial metro stop). The cost of admission varies. If you register yourself online now, the cost is $54.99, day of registration is $59.99. If you're bringing multiple members of your team (at least 3), we'll drop the admission price to $44.99 per person. We think that this price is really a bargain for the amount of content that is delivered. We're giving you 8 sessions that are from industry experts you would see at other high-end conferences. It's really a value that we think is hard to pass up.

Liz: What kind of topics can attendees look forward to?

Andy: The topics we have range from entry-level Flex topics to User Experience topics that are non-technical. Our goal in creating the schedule is to make sure we have something for everyone. A developer can take just as much away from these events as a manager can take away, but at the end of the day, neither will feel short-changed. We also strive to have a good balance of local speakers and speakers that are brought in from outside the community. We feel this gives attendees the opportunity to connect with local resources as well as see some speakers and topics that they would not normally get a chance to see.

Liz: I’m looking forward to it and I imagine we’ll do some Capital Bar hopping afterwards as well?

Andy: Actually, one of the best parts of the Flash Camp events we've hosted in the past is the networking that occurs afterwards. We've actually seen people get hired by local firms from the networking that has occurred after the events. So it's fun and beneficial!

To follow this event, go to: http://www.capitalflashcamp.com

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Event Spotlight: cf.Objective() Pre-conference Workshops

Liz: When is this event?
The pre-conference workshops run on the two days leading up to
cf.Objective(), namely April 20 - 21, 2010.

Liz: What makes your event unique?
There has been a long-standing tradition of offering training prior to cf.Objective(), but never before have so many options been made available. This year there are six workshops covering such diverse topics as ColdFusion's new ORM features, Web application security, MVC frameworks, Flex/AIR development and Mura CMS. These workshops are being led by
leaders in the ColdFusion community, many of whom are authors of and contributors to major ColdFusion open source projects.

Liz: How much does it cost?
Each workshop is priced uniquely. Cost information is provided with each course's description. Please note that some courses had an early-bird discount which has now been turned into a permanent discount.

Liz: Can you tell us about your speakers and sessions?
Here is a brief summary of each session:


Developing Applications with ColdFusion 9 Object Relational Mapping
with Mark Mandel and Bob Silverberg

This comprehensive two-day workshop will cover what you need to know to get up and running using ColdFusion 9's ORM features in your next project. Through interactive learning and hands-on labs, we'll start with the basics, continuing through building two complete working applications. Along the way we'll discuss best practices and potential pitfalls of this powerful new technology. The majority of the class will be spent with you writing code on your own workstation, so not only will you absorb more through "learning by doing", but you'll also go home with plenty of working code examples that you can bring into your future projects.

For more details, visit www.ColdFusionOrmTraining.com

Dates: April 20-21
Price: $1000

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Event Spotlight: NCDevCon

When is the event?
NCDevCon is May 22-23. We're hosting the event at the same great facility where we had CFinNC: The College of Textiles on the campus of North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC.

What is so great about the location and area the event is located?
We got a lot of positive feedback last year about the conference venue at the College of Textiles. We are very lucky to have such a great venue at our disposal.

Spring is a great time to visit North Carolina. Average temperatures in May are in the 70's so it's a perfect time for outdoor activities.
Last year at CFinNC it was a bit cool in October. This year hopefully the weather will cooperate and people can mingle outside more. There are several nice outdoor areas surrounding the College of Textiles.

How is this event unique from other events.
It's free and focused on community led sharing by the top minds in the business. NCDevCon is of the people, by the people and for the people.

What are the sessions and format of the event like?
NCDevCon is focused on the Adobe platform stack and general web development. This includes ColdFusion, Flash, Flex, AIR, HTML, CSS, Javascript and web design principles.

How can people follow the event news and details?
We blog and tweet our important updates at http://ncdevcon.com and @ncdevcon.