Scotch on the Rocks 2010

It’s finished!!! DAMN!

SOTR 2010 is end, I hope to come again next year, but now I want to share with you my experience here in London.

SOTR was organized at TigerTiger club near Piccadilly circus in the heart of London and believe me, It’s my first time that I take part in a conference where stop for a couple of days a club! That’s totally crazy, but this is SOTR and I love it! (Obviously free drink inside ;P)

Location a part, sessions were pretty cool, I really appreciate Aral and Serge one, the first was an inspire session based on clients UX and I grabbed very cool suggestions; Serge’s session was about AIR 2 and Flash Player 10.1 on Android devices… I really love those stuff!
It was impressive a performance benchmark where the same animation created with HTML and JS (7fps), another made with HTML 5 and canvas (9fps) and one made with Flash Player 10.1 (25fps !!! I really love Flash Platform) obtains different results on Android… and what results!!!

I was at SOTR also to speak about AIR 2 printing API, AlivePDF and PurePDF, I made an inspire session that allow you to have the right solution when someone (your boss maybe?!) ask you to create data reports or paper documents in a Flex RIA or AIR application.
My English a part, I think that people enjoy case history part and first twitter messages are agree with me, so believe me guys at SOTR, thank you so much for your time.
Finally in my session I shared my “thoughts” about HTML 5, Apple and so on (many photos on this slide, I was sure that you appreciate it! :D).

You can download all the stuff made for AIR & Printing session directly from this blog and if you weren’t in London and you want ask me more details about this cool shit, feel free to contact me or leave a comment at this post!

Ok, it’s time to come back to reality but before that I must say a big THANK YOU to Andy Allan that organize this amazing event, Cyril and Guust (and his girlfriend) for the great time spent together in London talking about Coldfusion and our beautiful countries.

final day at Scotch on the Rocks

It’s finished, I’m in the final keynote of SotR.

What a cool conference, cool atmosphere, strong developers and crazy staff!
I’m must thank you andy and all SotR staff for the opportunity to speak at this great event, I hope to come also next year!

Last day session was very impressive, a lots of stuff and very cool sessions.
So now I relax myself until sunday evening… see you in Italy again 

Scotch on the rocks second day

Sotr second day at Sotr is finished.
Today there were very cool and interesting sessions! In particular about Flex and AIR.
First of all was Peter which a great session about OOP and Actionscript 3, he made an overview from base concept of OOP until to Design patterns, very cool preso. You can find slides in Peter’s blog.

Second session of the day was Andrew Shorten that show the power of AIR with showcases and some technical tricks.

Then another session on Flex and print classes made by Scott Stroz that explain very well how you can manage data to bring it and put on the papers. 

Finally I finished this day with Andrew Shorten with Inspired AIR session, my favourite application that I saw is AdobeDude for European Soccer Tournement; if you have a couple of minutes to spend, take a look at the site, very cool!

So now I’m finishing stuff for my tomorrow morning session about Flash Lite, Flex and AIR, see you tomorrow guys!

SotR… Rocks! first day impressions

Here we are! I’m at Peter’s session about AIR but it’s the final session, after this we have Bird of fathers.

First day is very interesting, I meet very skilled and strong developers like Nico and also I have a great lunch with Neil, Peter and so on.

Atmosphere is very fresh, Edinburgh is an amazing but very relax city, I love it so much.
Event starts with Ben Forta and Adam Lehman that make a keynote about Coldfusion and integration with Flex, LCDS and AIR, very cool!

First session of my day is Working with OOP and CFML, Matt Woodward shows us why developers must work with OOP and which are benefits.
Then I follow Nico session about google analytics, I learn that old counters are better than analytics… no that’s a joke! He shows the true powerful of this google solution and give us some news about new features (native integration with flex and air… cool!)
And finally now Peter give us an overview of AIR API with a lots of samples, great work Peter!!!

If you are plan which event to follow next year, take in consideration Scotch on the Rocks, very friendly and fantastic atmosphere! 

Road to Scotch on the Rocks

Yes guys, 3 weeks and it starts! I booked my hotel room and my flight a month ago and now I’m making material for my session.

I’ll talk the last day (Friday at 10.30 AM) about “Manage Flash Lite Data with Flex and Air”, when I propose this session I think that it could be very interesting to view the power of Flash Platform, in fact I’ll show a real case history that I’m working on now and explain how to create a little CMS with Flex and AIR for Flash Lite contents.
Flash Platform is too amazing, you can develop from mobile to desktop and not different application but a unique application that collaborate together.
You can find great speakers there like Ben Forta, Peter Elst, Neil Webb, Charlie Arehart, Mark DrewAndrew Shorten so there are all elements to make a great event!  

I’m sure to meet a lots of new strong developers and designers and I’ll spend a fantastic time in Edinburgh.
For more information about the event or to take part, please see Scotch on the Rocks web site. 

See you there guys!