I went along to the first Melbourne Flex User Group meeting tonight, OzFlex. I must say it was exciting to see the enthusiasm of some of the local developers in building a community that focuses on RIA. The presentation by Matt Johnston walked through a simple AIR application highlighting the native menus and the file system API. If you’re working with Flex and interested in presenting, get in touch with Matt.
The local Adobe User Group is canvassing Aussies about the possibility of a Flex event in Melbourne.
Adobe Platform Evangelist Danny Dura will be in Melbourne in late January so there is a strong possibility that there will be a Flex/AIR night meeting.
The planned date is Tuesday the 29th of January, 2008.
You can register your interest at: http://www.techevents.com.au/flex/
Due to a cancellation of one of the speakers at the Melbourne Adobe User Group meeting, I gave a quick talk on Chumby. For those that don’t already know about Chumby, it’s a wi-fi, always-on, low end consumer device that runs Linux as its operating system and Flash Lite 3.0 for it’s applications. It’s a very interesting device, and project for that matter.
Below is my virtual Chumby, you can learn more about Chumby at Chumby Industries.
I’ll be presenting “Overview of Adobe Apollo” to the Adobe User Group in Melbourne on Thursday 19th April 2007, you can read details about the meeting on their website.
Apollo enables developers to create applications that combine the benefits of web applications – network and user connectivity, rich media content, ease of development, and broad reach – with the strengths of desktop applications – application interactions, local resource access, personal settings, powerful functionality, and rich interactive experiences.
More information can be found at: http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/apollo/.