attending user groups

June 22, 2006

Over the past few months I’ve been heading along to meetings of the London MultiMedia User Group. Working usually alone, or at least the lone technical ‘expert’ on most of my projects, it has been really good to see and hear what other similar types are up-to. Great for self-assessing my own approach against contemporaries.

With London MMUG in recess until September 2006 Tink has established the London Flash Platform User Group, the first meeting of which was this evening. Two impressive speakers: Stefan Richter and Stuart Eccles.

One of the things Stefan sparked an idea as to why I’ve been struggling to get one of the simplest Flash Media Server tasks to work – including one of the tutorials from Adobe. More on this soon.

Having never even looked at Ruby on the Rails, Stuart’s presentation was extremely interesting and illuminating. I’ll defiantly be looking into using RoR on future projects. That seemed to be the consensus of the audience too.

I am sorry I had to leave a little early. Thanks to Tink and both speakers for putting in the time to make this happen


About time

June 13, 2006

It’s about time! My first blog.

Expect to find here occasional postings prompted by problems and hopefully solutions in my work with the flash platform and ActionScript in particular.

ActionScript 2 and Flash 8 are my starting spec as far as contributions to this blog are concerned. Looking forward to involvement in Flex 2, ActionScript 3, Flash Media Server and beyond. Also taking a keen interest in OpenSource developments around Flash.

My corporate site (creative-cognition ltd) currently shows minimal flash and demonstrates my background in server-side coding, XHTML, CSS standards compliance and accessibility. Looking forward to being able to add more Rich Media projects without losing touch with accessibility issues.