Tuesday, January 29, 2008

RailsConf Baby!

I have the official word, Daniel Wanja and I are presenting a tutorial at RailsConf 2008. This is as exciting for me as speaking at MAX - two great technologies that I love to work with, and I get to help cross pollinate them. I'm really grateful for the privilege.

Here's the information: http://en.oreilly.com/rails2008/public/schedule/detail/1213

Watch here for more information.

Monday, January 28, 2008

ScaleNine's Juan Sanchez joins the EffectiveUI team

I'm really excited to say that Juan Sanchez, whom you may know from ScaleNine.com, has joined the EffectiveUI team.

Not only does he bring a great design sensibility to the team, but he's also one of the Prime Movers behind Degrafa, which is a really exciting project.

I don't know what the heck posessed him to move to Denver, but it's going to be great to have him around the office and he'll a valuable addition to the EffectiveUI User Experience team.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Speaking at WebManiacs in DC

I was invited to speak at the WebManiacs conference in May. I'll be speaking on Flex with Rails, similar to my talk at MAX, but with more meat and more RubyAMF.

Here are some details from the site:

The WebManiacs 2008 conference schedule has been finalized and registration is open. Early bird pricing ends Jan 31. Consisting of a two-day ColdFusion conference ("CFManiacs") coupled with a three-day Flex conference (FlexManiacs), hosting over 70 speakers and 130 distinct topics (some of which are hands-on), WebManiacs promises to have the most comprehensive coverage of Flex, AIR, and ColdFusion at the lowest price. Seating is limited, so folks should register early in order to get into the more popular sessions.

Monday, January 21, 2008

SEO with Flash

One of the classic protests to Flash on the web is SEO. Some of that new content I was talking about on InsideRIA is already here, an example of which is a great rundown of SEO with Flash using Adobe's SDK by Andre Charland.

Have a look at it here, and have your answer ready next time the Slashdotters start hatein'

O'Reilly's new RIA Destination

O'Reilly has released a new site devoted to all aspects of RIA design and development at InsideRIA. The site is centered around blog posts and articles from a panel of experts, headed by Rich Tretola and Andre Charland.

The first content up today is mostly hello world and introductory messages, but make sure you RSS it, because there should be some great stuff up there consistently.

Of course I have an interest in mentioning it since for the next while a forthcoming O'Reilly Shortcut I've authored is going to be serialized there. Here's the first installment. I believe there are 20 installments, so watch that space, and this one, for more updates.