It's been nothing short of a stellar week. So many kudos need to be given to all the folks that made this week possible. Ed Sullivan and Christine Lawson for their tireless efforts running the user group and Adobe Community Expert programs (and Ed for spearheading this entire event - I can't express the gratitude), James Talbot, for teaching two absolutely amazing days on Flex, Rob Rusher for helping out as a teaching assistant and Kevin Lynch, Ben Forta, Scott Fegette, Mike Chambers and all the other speakers, and all the UGM's and Adobe Community Experts for participating and making the socializing an event to remember.

I'm now packing up in the hotel at The Fairmont preparing for a few hours of sleep before a 6:30am flight back to Nash-vegas. I'm ultra-exhausted, so I'm going to wait until tomorrow to post a longer follow-up on the week. I hope all those that attended have safe travel back home and I can't wait to see you all again soon.


Yesterday, Mike Downey presented at the Adobe Community Summit on Flash. During the Q and A period an audience member asked about the Flash Player express install experience wondering if it required any user interaction. Since I already had a Captivate demo showing how express install works I thought I would post it. This demo illustrates upgrading from FP6 to FP7.

Click here for the demo.


I'm sitting in the airport in Nashville waiting to depart for San Jose, CA to attend the Adobe Community Summit. The summit is a get-together between Adobe User Group Managers, Adobe Community Experts, and Adobe employees (mostly from Developer Relations). The two day event should be a lot of fun and very informative at the same time. I'm arriving a day early and staying a day late in order to participate in 2 full days of hands-on Flex training.

I've been doing a little bit of work with Flex 2 using the SDK on my Mac and compiling applications locally. I've been playing around with the sample Flex 2 applications and if I get a chance I will compile them and put them up here so people can see how they work. So, needless to say I'm excited to get the chance to dive into Flex more and get some official training from the hands that created the product.

As the week progresses, I'll report on the trip and disseminate any information I can.