Good-bye, MAX2008

Having visited the last sessions of the day and printed out my airline boarding pass, it’s time to wind down. I’m thinking of having another salt-encrusted experience tonight as a send-off. A lot of great experiences at MAX this year including a day at Adobe HQ, some cool product announcements, stimulating networking opportunities, absolute killer sneaks, and the largest party I have ever been to, covering the de Young museum and California Academy of Sciences grounds. Insane. I presented during the FITC unconference on the last day of MAX. It was a nice experience aside from some technical glitches here

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Flash is King

There is really no denying it at this point for anyone who was seriously contending. Flash has the crown and is in no way giving it up. After seeing what Alchemy can do at the keynote today, P2P multicast video, Durango, and Server-Side ActionScript (!) during Sneaks this evening… Good God… what an awesome time to be a Flash Platform developer. I’ve seen more than enough in the past two days to validate all that I am doing, professionally. I neglect to even mention Flash Catalyst or Gumbo in all this- that’s just ‘normal’ stuff compared to what is coming

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MAX: Education Pre-Conference

I was fortunate enough to attend the Adobe MAX Education Pre-Conference today and the reception afterward. The event took place at the Adobe San Francisco offices and turned out to be quite the nice experience. Special thanks to Claire Erwin, Gina Adams, and Megan Stewart for organizing this event. Lots of great stuff for educators and those of use who work in educational institutions. Thanks for being willing to shift the focus!

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MAX: San Francisco is Humid

I arrived yesterday afternoon at San Francisco International. Took the BART to Powell and checked in at the Marriott. Pretty tired after the flight from Denver. SF is like Boulder on steroids crack in terms of the atmosphere and unexpectedly very hot and humid. I was going to take my longcoat but chose a small jacket instead. Even that is too much. I ate at the Marriott steakhouse restaurant- which being a vegetarian isn’t my first choice- but the food was excellent. Had a “Salt-encrusted Baked Potato” and a salad. Great potato! Then I pretty much crashed for the evening.

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Preparing for MAX

I’m spending a good amount of time the next few days preparing to leave Denver for San Fransisco and Adobe MAX 2008. This will be my fist MAX and will hopefully be a really nice experience with no mishaps along the way. I’m speaking on a project of mine during the FITC unconference on Wednesday the 19th at 1:00 and have been preparing some quick slides on SlideRocket: What a great piece of software this is.  I’ve played with it when it was still in beta but have never done any real work until this past week.  Really, heartily recommended

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