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Slides from Flashforward 2006

As promised, here are my slides and notes from Flashforward. Some things you will need to know:

  1. The layout syntax uses the new beta 2 syntax, which is not out yet.
  2. The notes cover a bit less material than the slides. That’s because the notes were finalized before the slides were, in order to get them printed on paper for conference attendees. If I have time, I may extend the notes but with so much going on, I am not sure I will have time to do this.

[Slides – ppt] [Slides – pdf]
[Speaker notes – doc] [Speaker notes – pdf]


Impressions from Flashforward

Just got back late last night from Flashforward. Quick impressions:

  • Huge attendance — I don’t have exact numbers but I hear it was ~1400?
  • Loved Erik Natzke’s talk. Very inspirational. Wish I’d been able to see Grant’s talk as well, but I had a meeting.
  • Talked to lots of people about Flex. I was pleasantly surprised by the enthusiasm.
  • I had a few people say to me, “I don’t get it.. is Flex an easier version of Flash?” This is obviously not what Flex is, and I think this means we need to be clearer in how we talk about it. During the keynote, I emphasized how easy it was to put an application together, so I can see how you could walk away with that impression.
  • Had an interesting talk with Moses Gunesch about tweens. I wish I’d been able to stay to hear his session.
  • Found out what shots of Southern Comfort and lime taste like (thanks, I think, Chafic)
  • Really enjoyed David Schroeder’s talk about sound design. Made me think about sound in a whole new way.

All in all, a great experience. I’ll post notes and slides soon.