June 19, 2009
On the 27th June 2009, The CF & Flex User Groups in Chennai are collaborating to conduct a Flash Platform & CF pre-Launch event at Hotel Dee Cee Manor in Chennai. It is a full day event with ColdFusion and Flash Platform Sessions followed by Hands-on experience using Flash Builder and ColdFusion. Bring your laptops so that you can experience the software yourselves.
I will be there from Adobe along with Manju Kiran, a Sr.Lead Software Engineer Adobe ColdFusion team and will show exciting new features of the next generation of CF & Flash Platform.
It is a free event. Register here… Seats limited! See you all in Chennai on the 27th
May 25, 2009
I am sure you have all been hearing about the new and exciting tools that we at Adobe have been building. We will preview many of these new innovations - Adobe Flash Builder (formerly known as Flex Builder), Adobe Flash Catalyst, upcoming versions of LiveCycle and BlazeDS at the “Adobe Flash Platform Tools Preview” to be held on 3rd June 2009 at Taj Residency in Bangalore. You can read more about the event by visiting our website.
Entry to this event is by invitation only. If you would like to join us for this event (it is an evening event with dinner:) drop me an email with your name, company, designation and contact number to rrao (at) adobe (dot) com and I will send you an invite. Seats availabe on a FCFS basis. SOLD OUT! See you on June 3rd
April 27, 2009
Adobe swept the “Great Indian Developer Awards – II”. Thanks to all who voted. We increased our tally from 1 last year to 3 this year and was the company with the most number of awards… w00t!
Adobe swept the stage in 3 categories:
- Best Collaboration Solution – Adobe Acrobat Connect Professional (nominated along with WebEx, MS Office Online.. etc)
- Best Web Development Platform – Adobe ColdFusion 8 (nominated along with ASP.NET, DOJO… etc)
- Best Framework – Adobe Flex (nominated along with .NET framework, Sprint & Struts)
February 25, 2009
GIDS (Great Indian Developer Summit) is an annual event that happens in India (where else) featuring sessions and workshops by top companies… Me, Harish, Sujit, Anirudh and Ramesh are going to be there along with CF wiz-guys Rakshith & Hemanth for the event. We have several sessions and a workshop lined up from Adobe.
GIDS also has a Developer Awards along with it under many categories… Adobe has several products under various categories… vote for it and let Adobe outshine everyone at the awards.
- Development Environments – Flex Builder
- Web Development – Flash Platform & ColdFusion
- Mobile Development – Device Central
- Frameworks – Flex
- Collaboration Solution – Acrobat Connect
- Security – LiveCycle Rights Management ES
Trivia: CF won the best Web Development Platform last year and this time we have 7 nominations
February 15, 2009
Just back from the Yahoo! Open Hackday India. It was 2 days of mayhem, hardcore coding and fun.I teamed up with Harish for the event and was looking forward to having some fun…
Since I was a speaker at the last HackDay, I knew that it was 24 hrs of hacking and then a 90 seconds elevator pitch at the end of it. Me and Harish decided to make a hack in an improved version of colrful. It integrated Color Search on Flickr, Photos based on reverse geo-coding, Boss Image Search and more… We were really excited.
Once we started hacking, I had a crazy idea. Why don’t we build an application in 90 seconds. An on-stage demo that would be fun and show the power of Flex. We built a fully functional Boss Image Search Application in 90 seconds. What’s awesome is that its just 13 lines of code. We used a HTTPService to connect to the Boss Image Search service and bound the results to the display shelf. We even managed to implement pagination and applied a Yahoo! Flex Skin to it.
When we went on stage and started coding, I made some mistakes in coding it up. There was a confusion about the timer and we actually finished just as the 90 seconds bell rang out… The crowd was cheering us and the adrenaline rush was really awesome. You get the code below.
and here’s what it resulted in:
Though we did not win for colrful, we won the prize in the Best “Gone in 90 seconds” category and won an iPod Touch. It was really the power of Flex that made this crazy idea possible. I am proud that I am the Flex Evangelist. Go Flex!
November 20, 2008
If you are a Flex/ Flash / AIR developer in India and think you can be the one behind the coolest of all RIAs, you cannot afford to miss this event! Put on your RIA development shoes, build the coolest app that you can imagine and send it to us on or before 26th November 2008. If your application catches our attention, you will be invited to a very special event on the 29th of November at Grand Ashok, Bangalore where the top applications will go on stage for a demo showdown! This is your chance to Flash your design skills, Flex your coding muscles and AIR your demos in front of an elite judge panel & the Adobe community.
The Grand winner / winning team will walk away with a groovy Apple IPhone.
The runners up will take home with them a Sony home theater system.
What’s more, there are loads of IPod Nano’s, shuffles and Adobe branded goodies to be won.
This event also brings to you an exclusive preview on the new developments in the Adobe Flash Platform. Experience the Flash Catalyst (code name Thermo), Gumbo(code name for the upcoming version of Flex) ,FXG and Flash Player 10.
Register today at http://adoberiathon.eventbrite.com
For more information and contest rules & regulations, please visit http://adoberiathon.wordpress.com
October 24, 2008
<riathon>:: hack . play . win – the Adobe way.
The Flash & Flex community in India are a set of passionate individuals who really love the platform. Adobe is bringing a RIA Hackathon for designers and developers on the Adobe Technology Platform (i.e. Flash, Flex & AIR)
Come join us for a day of fun, take a crack at creating amazing RIAs with your favorite Adobe platform and win fabulous prizes.
If you are interested, leave your details here and we’ll get back to you…
August 28, 2008
Register for mx:devsummit here [http://www.endtoend.in/ete2008/adobe/ria/micro]
You would see early bird discounts for well… early birds, till Sep 3rd. So, get together your colleges and register ASAP. There are also group discounts that people can take advantage of. See the chart below for all price details.
Early Bird/ Delegate(Before 3rd Sep)
Regular Rate Per Delegate (After 3rd Sep)
One of the problems that people might have is that, according to the event website, like any of the usual conferences, Group Registration Participation Rules say that:
All group registrants must be employed by the same company.
You can’t get so many people from your company? Dont worry !
I realize that this might be a problem as a lot of places like Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad… etc have a strong Flex user community, but cannot get groups of 15 developers to come for the conference from a company. This is usually due to the small sizes of the companies themselves, compared to those in other cities.
So, I have worked with the registration desk, so that even a “community or group of individual developers”(though it sounds oxymoronish, that’s exactly what it is) to get group discounts for the event. Here’s what you need to do:
- Make sure that all your group members register into the event website
- One person take the responsibility of being a group leader/ co-ordinator (can be a user group manager for instance) and make a DD for the total amount for all the people after discount. Say you and 9 of your friends are signing up for a group discount, make sure that you send only one DD for the amount, in this case, for 3000×10 = Rs.30,000. Please not that if you are opting for the group discount, it has to be in one DD!
- Mail the DD to the address on the page
- Also, send a mail out to firstname.lastname@example.org and quote the community promo code “raghuonflex” in the subject and have the following info from each delegate in the body of the email:
- Name,Company & Email of each delegate
- DD Details
And lo, you also can avail your discounts… So, Sign up fast. Network with fellow Flex developers to rialiaze your dreams and save money ofcourse:)
See you all at the conference…
August 28, 2008
<mx:devsummit/> is going to be on 10th & 11th of September 2008.
Venue: Taj Residency, Bangalore
Dates: 10-11 September 2008
Some Early Details
Its is going to be a two day event (as you might have seen from the dates) with two tracks on each day and some common sessions. The conference is designed such that both people who are looking to explore flex and who are already taken the dive can find information that can take them forward in the exciting world of RIAs.
We have Ben coming down again, so get ready…
August 26, 2008
I have been itching to talk about this for a while. We have been planning this for months now and yesterday we finally got the licenses approved for all the attendees who will be attending the event.
The developer event is going to be next month and is going to be a 2 day extravaganza with multiple tracks for Beginner and Intermediate/Expert Flex developers. Stay tuned for more updates…
If you are interested in knowing more, leave your name and email here (I promise I wont spam… )
Please blog about this and get people to sign up…