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/
Melbourne Adobe User Group Meeting
When? Evening of Thursday
19th July 2007, 6PM to 9PM.
Dual presentation by Brian Chau: Adobe Fireworks CS3 for Flex/Fireworks photo gallery feature.
Use Fireworks as a prototyping tool, not just for html pages but also for Flex applications. Also find out about the useful photo gallery feature of Fireworks.
Brian Chau, System Engineer of Adobe. Dreameaver and Flash certified developer.
Actionscript 3 Basics (Part one of a video tutorial)
Details http://www.cartoonsmart.com/actionscript3_basics.html (Scroll Down). Cartoon Smart is a great resource to have a look at, mostly based around Flash, animation, and Web Design.
Where? Melbourne City
New Horizons Learning Centres Australia. NOTE: This venue has restricted entry requirement after 6.00 PM, please read the meeting venue details for all you need to know.
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/.