I attended Spring
in Athens, OH, today, driving down from Detroit the night before and back up again right after I wad done (about 300 miles each way). I attended last year’s event and was impressed by the quality and professionalism, and this year was just as good (perhaps better, thanks to an incredible new venue which we were the first to use). Over 200 attendees, several Macromedians, and presentations by lots of well known community names (including Phillip Kerman, Joseph Lowery, Nate Weiss, and Matt Liotta).
I gave the opening keynote, and talked about Flash directions, Flex, and the future of ColdFusion (and gave a sneak peek at some Blackstone features, that went over very well indeed). I also presented a lunch-and-learn session on Flex, demonstrating basic Flex development techniques, and discussing the ColdFusion/Flex and Flash/Flex relationships.
This was another great event, and I must acknowledge Dave Hannum and his team for pulling this off for the second year in a row. I’ll plan on dropping by again next year.