There is one aspect of my work as a platform evangelist that I really love: being able to help communities to take shape or to grow. I remember the first Camp we did in Bucharest back in 2007. A team from the Adobe’s Bucharest office had an idea to put Bucharest on the map of Flex and AIR events. About 70 people attended the event. Very few knew what Flex is. Two years, later we have user groups in Bucharest, Craiova, Timisoara and Cluj.
And because everything started in Bucharest, we decided to have a mega camp on May 19th. This time we have a great location (Intercontinental Hotel), with three rooms, and we are expecting 400 attendees. We plan to present some mind-blowing sessions, host Boot Camps, and have open doors. But this is only one side of the coin. The other side is the list of speakers and people from Adobe that will attend this event. First of all we have Ben Forta; he will do the keynote and another session, and he will answer your questions. If you haven’t seen Ben live, then you shouldn’t miss this opportunity. Next, we have Digby Horner. He is the man to “blame” for the opening of the Adobe Romanian office. The Romanian AIR team will be there too, and they are pure gold for anyone who wants to know about the internals of Adobe AIR. If you didn’t know, they are the people behind the Update framework, a lot of features for Ajax developers in AIR, debuggers, and BlackBookSafe to name just a few of their contributions. We’ll have also engineers and managers from the Romanian office that will deliver sessions or just answer your questions. And of course, we have the usual suspects Magda, Cornel, Miti and I, the local evangelists.
Here is the schedule:
|10:00-10:15||Introduction – Agenda||Alexandru Costin|
|10:15-11:15||Adobe and RIA||Ben Forta|
|11:15-11:45||Making of Adobe Romania||Digby Horner|
|12:00-13:30||Flex for Enterprise||Cornel Creanga|
|14:30-15:30||Flex 4 SDK and Flash Catalyst||Mihai Pricope|
|15:30-16:00||Intro to ColdFusion for Enterprise||Ben Forta|
|16:00-16:45||InContextEditing – First Adobe Romania Product||Lucian Cozma|
|16:45-17:30||Mobile Mpackager||Mihai Pricope|
|17:30-18:00||Flash Player 10 – FMS||Cornel Creanga|
|11:30-12:00||Open Doors||Alexandru Costin + Upper Management|
|12:00-13:30||Pixel Bender Skinning Bootcamp||Dragos Dascalita|
|14:00-14:30||Open Doors||Dragos Georgita+ AIR team|
|14:30-16:30||BlazeDS + LCDS Bootcamp Advanced||Mihai Corlan + Cornel Creanga|
|16:30-18:30||Introduction to Flex and AIR Bootcamp||Mihai Corlan|
My advice: make sure you grab a place and you don’t miss it. I can assure you that you’ll not regret it.