While I am looking at the mere 7 billable hours for the whole week, I can't help wondering why I enjoy developing open source software so much. A quick recap of the week reveals: making the distribution packages and testing the upgrade scripts for the new release of Mango Blog; fixing last minutes bugs encountered while testing the packages; answering questions in Mango's forums; making a new example and writing a tutorial for the soon-to-be-released Mate framework; writing missing documentation for Mate; working on the cf.Objective() presentation about Mate; preparing the audio files for the ColdFusion Weekly roundtable about Flex frameworks... Mmmh... Can you spot the pattern here? Most of my time was spent working on personal, open source projects.
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The Orange County Flex User Group just had its first meeting, and it was standing room only! We had a dozen RSVPs but over double that number actually showed up! Space was tight, but everyone was excited at our kickoff meeting, which went over 2 hours. Laura gave an introductory presentation on Flex, which was a springboard for a lot of lively discussion and debate throughout the night. What made the discussions interesting was hearing different perspectives from our diverse audience, which included people from Flex, Flash, ColdFusion, Java, .NET and other technologies.
I just got back from Adobe MAX and WOW! It was my 1st MAX and my 1st time in Chicago, and I met so many wonderful people at the event. Adobe put on a very good show! There were a lot of sneak previews of things to come and I took lots of video that I have to sort through and post up, so stay tuned! In the meantime, take a look at the opening video of the keynote address. Can you spot our very own Laura Arguello?
We're pleased to announce the formation of 2 new user groups in Orange County, CA (aka "The OC"). They are the OC Flex User Group and the OC ColdFusion User Group. For those not familiar with the OC, there is a high concentration of technology companies and high-tech industry and research here, that has earned the area the title of the "Silicon Coast". The area does get overlooked sometimes because we are sandwiched between our much larger neighbors, Los Angeles and San Diego, so it's nice to have user groups serving our very active local developer community here.