Okay, so Atlanta wasn’t actually all that warm this week, but I still had a great time at 360 Flex Atlanta. Tapper and I did a grueling all day Flex 101 session on Sunday. It was, in Jeff’s word’s, ‘brutal’ as the class material provided was really designed for about 20 individuals, and we had 72. Nonetheless, I think everyone walked away with some new knowledge and hopefully a few ideas on how flex could be used in future projects.
I also hung out and helped a little in Dan Wilson’s ‘Creating an XML Reader Application in Flex’ which went off very well despite a few Internet access problems at the hotel. These two sessions collectively provided a great base for those trying to learn Flex and a really incredible amount of hands on experience for a conference this size.
Next, I spoke briefly about dpUInt and our upcoming beta of the flex-hibernate adapter at a great break out session on open source projects in the Flex community. I encourage everyone to learn about these awesome projects that only exist because of a huge number of volunteer hours from a lot of talented people.
Finally, I gave an hour and twenty minute long presentation on the first few hundred milliseconds of your Flex Application startup. It was a great, geeky session with gems of knowledge held in vast detail on the effort undertaken by the Flex framework on your behalf. It had a particular focus on living in harmony with the framework rather than fighting it on every step.