Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Singapore Flex UserGroup - February meet

With Flex 3.0 ( and AIR1.0 and BlazeDS source, and flex source and, and...) being released this morning, this month's FUG meetup is time to celebrate! We have a couple of sessions this time around. The agenda as per Shunjie's UG invite mail is as below:

7.00pm - 8.05pm : Session 1 - Test Driven Development by Thye Yeow Bok
8.25pm - 9.30pm : Session 2 - Flex 3 / AIR 1.0 Live! by Hu Shunjie

When and Where:

27th February 2008, Wednesday, between 7.00pm to 9.30pm


Adobe Singapore,
PageMaker Room,
8 Temasek Boulevard,
#06-02, Suntec Tower Three,
Singapore 038988

You can register for the event by responding to the thread here:
Registering will help us make sure we have enough seats available in the meeting Room at adobe ;)

If anyone's willing to go for a beer after the sessions, I'd be game. See you all there!

Monday, February 25, 2008

We'll miss you, MWilliams

Last night a friend informed me of the demise of Michael Williams. I had to spend a few hours trying to getting in terms with it. No one seems to know what happened yet, and that makes it even more harder to believe that he's gone. He was just 31 yrs old!

I remember meeting him only once while i was there in SFO. He was a very friendly person. After I went back to India, we had a few exchanges over Flickr, and most recently on facebook. I've admired his people photography a lot, and his pictures have always been a great source of inspiration.

He was recently involved with the open source SWFObject 2.0 project, besides his contribution to the Flash player team.

Like a friend of his said, he just made me realize how short life can be.
May his soul rest in peace.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Kevin Lynch promoted as CTO of Adobe

Adobe Systems today announced the promotion of Kevin Lynch to chief technology officer (CTO).

From Adobe's press release:

"In this new position, Lynch will oversee Adobe’s experience design and core technology across business units. As part of this role Lynch will continue to drive Adobe’s technology platform for designers and developers, which includes Adobe® Flash® Player, Adobe Flex®, and Adobe AIR™, the new cross-operating system application runtime that bridges the computing power and data capabilities of the desktop with the real-time dynamic capabilities of the Web."

Read the complete press release here.

Congrats to Kevin Lynch!

Image, courtesy adobe systems.