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A busy (and exciting) May for the Flex community

In case you’ve missed the announcements, the month of May feels like it’s overflowing with community events. Here’s what’s on my schedule so far for May 2009 (And I strongly endorse these. With the possible exception of the third one =):

  • SilvaFUG North (SF) May meeting (May 12): This is basically a pre-event for FlashCamp, with presentations on Flex-related designer concepts and designer/developer workflow. I’ve been away from the design world for a while, so I’m excited for the “refresher” course.
  • 360|Flex Indianapolis (May 18-20): I’ll be there, speaking on “AIR data privacy and security”, and you’ll also find a host of the best and friendliest Flex developers I’ve ever met, including a healthy contingent from the Flex engineering and evangelism teams. If I had to choose one conference to go to (and I probably do, this year) 360|Flex is it for me.
  • Bloomington, Indiana Adobe users’ groups (May 21): While I’m in Indiana, I’ll be heading down to Bloomington to speak to the users’ group(s). My presentation topic is still being finalized, but it looks like it’s going to be something around Flash/Flex Designer/Developer collaboration (notice a trend?). I’m also hoping to have a bit of time to catch up with friends, colleagues, professors, etc. – I went to grad school at Indiana University and worked for IU after graduation, living in Bloomington for just under six years total.
  • FlashCamp San Francisco (May 29): Back in SF, at the Adobe office, this is the preview event that’s not to be missed, covering all things Flex 4/Flex Builder “Gumbo”/Flash Catalyst. I won’t be speaking at this one, but I’ll be hanging around learning more Flex 4 goodness, talking to developers (as part of the AIR team), etc.