An ActionScript storm front forming over Bay area

This week is going to be a perfect storm for Flash and Flex developers in the Bay area. We’ve got two conferences converging. 360Flex San Jose officially started today and runs until Wednesday, August 20th. On that same day, Flashforward (under new management) starts in San Francisco and runs through Friday, August 22nd. With all the Flash/Flex conferences around these days, I’m surprised this doesn’t happen more often.

It’s going to be a very busy week for me. Yesterday (Sunday) we gave a full day’s worth of Ribbit at our hands-on Ribbit Spawn session. It was part of ‘day 0’ of 360Flex Sunday, full day training class. I’ll be here at 360Flex (sitting in Kevin Fauth’s session now) today and tomorrow. I’m particularly interested in attending sessions in the Custom Components track. Lots of good stuff to see.

On Wednesday, I take the stage at 2:00 up at Flashforward. It will be my first time presenting at Flashforward and I’m going to open the presentation with a bang. Should be a lot of fun. Hopefully my preparation won’t overlap any of the other great sessions being offered that day. On day 2 of Flashforward, Thursday, I’ll be doing a hands-on session at lunchtime. I’m even more excited about this at it gives me a chance to get code in the hands of developers.

For me, the best part of these conferences is seeing a lot of friends that will be visiting the area. With all the networking events (parties) and dinners, it will be great to catch up with everyone and see what everyone’s got going on.

360Flex is sold out, and I’m sure Flashforward is close — if not there already. If you are attending, come see me.

Flashforward >> Wednesday, August 20 >> 2:00 >> Bringing Voice and Messaging to Flash

Flashforward >> Thursday, August 21 >> 12:00 >> Building Ribbit Applications