October 18, 2007 in Seminars and Events (F)
[prMac.com] Ventura, California - October 17, 2007 - The Flashforward Conference and Film Festival, which took place in Boston September 19–21, gathered more than 1100 Flash designers and developers. The Flash community gathered to preview new and soon-to-be-released additions to Flash from Adobe and to learn how to implement and master upgrades, code, and new technologies. Flashforward2007 Boston kicked off with a keynote from Kevin Lynch, Senior Vice President and Chief Software Architect at Adobe(R) Systems, Inc., with an additional keynote presentation from John Maeda, Associate Director of Research at the MIT Media Lab, and a team of his students.
Flashforward2007 Boston was attended by an equal mix of developers and designers, and a nearly equal mix of Mac and PC users. Feedback from the attendees confirmed their desire to learn about AS3 and AIR, but also to push their creative limits. The most popular and highly rated speakers all represent the creative side of the community.
The three-day conference included the Flashforward Film Festival, during which sixty nominees were showcased and sixteen winners announced, including the People's Choice Award. Winners and nominees can be viewed online.
"This is our eighth year and our 17th Flashforward Conference," reports Lynda Weinman, CEO lynda.com events, Inc. "What makes this conference so important to the industry is its combination of designers and developers who are all looking to push limits and boundaries. Both groups are willing to share their knowledge with each other in this venue, which allows the entire community to find solutions and keep pushing the boundaries farther and farther out."
The Flashforward Conference planning team reports both vigorous attendance from the community and greater participation by suppliers and media partners. The support of sponsors and media partners illustrates a tightly knit Flash community. If you missed this year's Flashforward, the conference website contains interviews, videos, and podcasts with speakers and sponsors.
Flashforward2007 Boston is supported by key industry partners led by Platinum Sponsor, Adobe; Gold Sponsor, Quark; Internet Lounge and King's Party Sponsor, Walt Disney Internet Group; Welcome Reception Sponsor, Thumbplay; Expo-Sure Time Party Sponsor, Arnold; Bookstore Sponsor, Peachpit; Job Fair Presenting Sponsor, imc2; WiFi Sponsor, Influxis, and; Media Sponsors, TechTracker, ProductionHUB, IdN World, and Netdiver.
Flashforward is the longest-running and largest Adobe(R) Flash(R) user conference in the world. Flashforward2007 Boston, entering its eighth year, is a three-day event filled with sessions led by the world's leading Flash designers and developers, offering education, best practices, and inspirational case studies in Flash, Flex, ActionScript, and AIR. Flashforward2007 Boston, developed and produced by lynda.com events, Inc., in cooperation with lynda.com, includes the international Flashforward Film Festival and Awards ceremony and a Flash-related Expo Hall with opportunities for the entire Flash community to network and share knowledge.