I am at FOSE (the biggest annual government related IT trade show) in Washington, DC. Adobe has a large presence here – a booth with a theatre and five demonstration pods, and a training room offering ongoing 1 hour long hands-on lab sessions on a variety of subjects.
I’ve been running a Flex Builder 2 hands-on session, giving folks the chance to experience building ColdFusion powered Flex apps for themselves. Some of the attendees were clearly out of their depth, when the instruction “right-click on the project name” is met by a puzzled glassy eyed expression, well, you know you’re in trouble. But that aside, most of the participants thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Several said that it was the most fun session they had ever attended, and almost all were visibly impressed and excited at what they could create in so little time.
Fun stuff indeed; fun to use, and fun to demo and teach, too.

2 thoughts

  1. "Some of the attendees were clearly out of their depth, when the instruction "right-click on the project name" is met by a puzzled glassy eyed expression" – sounds like some of my former students from DeVry University were there!

  2. Ben, did you know the FOSE website is and has been powered by ColdFusion for the past 3 years? And with some luck my company will retain this contract and FOSE 2007(& 8) will be built once again with ColdFusion.

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