Finally, was able to make it to the Adobe Summit last week in Bangalore even though everything was fixed at the last moment. As expected, was able to meet and share ideas with many of the prominent and active members/managers of the community.The best thing about the Bangalore is its weather and its cosmopolitan culture but the worst thing is the rickshaw wala. 😛
There were about 1000+ attendees in the summit. Learned some new concepts by attending very informative sessions by Deepa Subramaniam, Mrinal Wadhwa, Hemant Sharma, Uday Shankar, Alvin Zhang. Alvin’s talk on brain power was one which took most of the audience by surprise. Key note sessions by Ben Forta and Ramesh were also inspiring. The dismissal of the session on social, multi-player games was a real disappointment. Even though Adobe Flash is used as a major platform for building games on web, summits like these lacks any representation or discussion on gaming which I think should be considered in the next summits, this is purely my observation, correct me if I am wrong.
Had the company of Aneesh Anand and Juwal Bose(Kerala UG Manager) for two days , this was the first time we met in person and had a really great time together. At the summit, there were booth where different companies showcased their products and services and I believe this was done for the first time. iPlotz and Onion TV were one of the stalls that caught my attention, they have built fantastic products with flash platform. The other highlight of the event was delicious food, and also the giveaways, by Esberi, Teknopoint and of course Adobe..Loved all of the goodies.
Overall, the summit was great and eventually will be more better in the years to come. Looking forward to attending the next summit in 2011. Would like to thank and extend my appreciation to Adobe Evangelist team who had been working hard for last two months to organize such a large and successful event. Cheers Guys 🙂
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Update: Managed to collect the presentation slides from the speakers at Adobe Flash Platform Summit 2010. Check it out:
MultiScreen experiences with Adobe Flash Platform by Hemant Sharma:
Visual Experience with Flex 4 by Saurabh Narula:
Mechanical Designer by Deepak Pakhare:
Flex 3 to Flex 4 by Yash Mody:
UI Engineering Rebooted by Uday Shankar:
Adobe Flex + Paypal X = Monetization of RIA by Ganesh Hegde:
Less Verbose Actionscript 3.0 – Write less and do more by Arul Kumaran