Making Data Easier to use with Flash

Will be looking at two new ways to work with data and Flash. The first presentation will be given by Paul Gubbay, during which we will get to see some of Macromedia’s latest techonology, the Firefly Components. The second presentation by Sarah Allen will showcase Laszlo’s platform for building Rich Internet applications.

Although this may sound like a highly technical meeting, both of these presentations will show new technology that enables an ever wider audience to work with complex issues easier. If you are just starting to work with more complex websites and applications or would like to learn how to simplfy your work flow, then you should check out what these solutions have to offer.

Macromedia Headquarters, 1st Floor Conference
Room 600 Townsend Street (corner of 7th Street),
San Francisco 94103 (directions)

You may registerto be a member of the SF Macromedia User Forum, but feel free to come even if you are not a member

ADMISSION INFO: $5 (covers pizza, sodas
& misc. association expenses)
– Exact change is appreciated!

6:00 – 7:00 Q&A with John Dowdell of Macromedia
7:00 – 7:50 Paul Gubbay – Firefly Components
7:50 – 8:00 Announcements
8:00 – 8:30 Pizza and good conversation
8:30 – 9:20 Sarah Allen – Laszlo
9:20 – 9:30 Prize Raffle

I am happy to report that Giacomo ‘Peldi’ Guilizzoni has started a blog.

The most recent post with his “peopleboard” component is a great example of an innovative way to display presence. As the internet evolves with an ever-increasing number of continuously connected computers, awareness of presence emerges as an important user interface concept.

Developers of Flash Communication Server applications will be excited to see that he has provided a number of cool components for download.

The reports of the demise of the web economy must be greatly exagerated. I recently found my browser pointed at the Web Economy Bullshit Generator. As these things go, this one is pretty good. I had thought I had heard (and perhaps spoken) every bullshit internet term there was, but “vortal” was unknown to me. pointed me to the Acronym Finder. Once I learned the definition of the term (vertical portal), I was surprised that Amazon listed no books on the topic. (I just had to check since AF auto-generated this convenient link.) I was hoping that the great Internet Bust of the new millenium had actually killed the abundant buzzword production of the late 20th century — perhaps it’s just the nature of “high” tech. I found an Ohio company that attributes its revenue growth to the creation of the company’s first vortal (eek).

…integrate synergistic niches, evolve e-business experiences, transition dynamic initiatives, target viral markets, enhance magnetic infrastructures, deliver transparent applications…