2007/08/06

Adobe AIR Tour/deTour

Through a set of happy circumstances, it appears the USA Adobe AIR (Adobe Integrated Runtime) Tour is going to take a deTour through Milwaukee on 29 September 2007!

After reading about the AIR Tour yesterday on Techmeme, I did a bit of link-surfing and found that the AIR Tour is stopping in Minneapolis on 28 September and in Chicago on 30 September. So I fired off an email to one of the Adobe people connected to the tour and copied a few tech people (including Larry C.) in Wisconsin on the email. Asked if the Adobe people would please consider swinging by Milwaukee for a short stop around the time they were visiting Minneapolis and Chicago, or consider participating in BarCampMilwaukee on 12 - 14 October 2007. Also sent emails to some Minneapolis and Chicago tech people to make sure they spread the word about the AIR Tour coming their way.

Through one of those network-chain-of-event sequences of Bob knows Justin who knows Larry who knows Josh who knows Ryan (maybe through several other people...), Milwaukee will have an Adobe AIR Tech Cafe on 29 September. The main focus of the Tech Cafe will be learning more about AIR from Ryan and using it in some demos and examples. Here's what the AIR Tour says about the AIR technology: "The Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR), previously referred to by its code-name of "Apollo", is a cross-operating system runtime that allows web developers to leverage their existing web development skills (such as Flash, Flex, HTML and JavaScript) to build and deploy web applications and content to the desktop."

Justin Kruger has connected with Ryan from Adobe and will be finalizing the time and location for the 29 September AIR Tech Cafe. When that info is available, it will be posted here, as well as publicized for the Milwaukee area and to tech communities throughout Wisconsin and the CM3 region (Chicago, Milwaukee, Madison, Minneapolis).

This is an example of connections and events that would likely not happen without the internet. Use the 'net to find out about and to publicize events, organizations or topics in which you're interested. Then follow-up on connections made as a result of information you see online, or as a result of other people finding stuff you put on the web. Some cool, unique, interesting sparks can happen as a result of doing that. Some of those sparks just might light a bonfire!

If you're interested in AIR or just want to meet some midwest tech people, put the 29 September Tech Cafe on your calendar. And pass on the date to all your friends who might have an interest in the event.

Thanks, and I hope to see you in Milwaukee at the AIR Tech Cafe!

*****

3 Comments:

Blogger mathiasdgauger said...

Hey Bob,

I signed up for the Chicago AIR Tour date, as that's just a short ride on the Metra from here. (I just have to remember to get out of there before the last train leaves Chicago, heh)

I'd really like to go to the Milwaukee tech cafe date as well, so I've stuck a reminder in my stikkits notes and hopefully more details will go out via one of the mailing lists I'm already on?

Thanks in advance,
- Matt

2:07 PM  
Blogger Ryan Stewart said...

I'm sorry we couldn't bring the whole bus up there, but I'm looking forward to having breakfast you guys and talking about AIR.

=Ryan
rstewart@adobe.com

12:59 AM  
Anonymous Ashe Dryden said...

A bunch of us are road tripping it down to OnAIR after the Tech Cafe. The more Milwaukee folks we can get to go the better! We will be either taking the train or the metro, getting a couple hotel rooms, doing AIR, late night coding, etc. Let me know if you or anyone else is interested in going!

2:10 PM  

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