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Techweekend Pune – Rich Internet Apps (HTML5, Javascript, Flash, Silverlight) – 27 Nov

The desktop is dead. The browser and the mobile have killed it.

For years now, there has been a shift away from traditional desktop apps and native OS GUIs towards browser based interfaces for all applications, whether they’re personal/consumer apps, or enterprise apps.

Now, with the rise of very smart phones like iPhone, tablet devices, 3G internet available everywhere, and the coming of age of rich interactions in HTML with HTML5 and javascript, “ubiquitous computing” has finally arrived. People expect to be able to work on their applications from anywhere – from their desktop PC at work, or their laptop from home, or their iPad or iPhone or Blackberry when on the road. And the easiest way of ensuring that your app is available on all these platforms is to go with a “RIA” platform.

That’s what we’ll discuss this weekend on Saturday, November 27, at MCCIA Hall in ICC Towers on S.B. Road. We will talk about HTML5, and why it will take over the world. We will talk about how Javascript is the one language you cannot afford to not know, whether you’re talking about apps on your laptop or on your mobile phone. We will talk about Phonegap and Titanium, cross-platform platforms that allow you to write once using Javascript/HTML/CSS and run the app on desktops or mobiles alike. We’ll talk about Adobe’s offerings – AIR and Flash, and how they are the “incumbent” rulers of this space, and will not easily lose to HTML5. And we’ll talk about Microsoft’s Silverlight, and how that plans to break into this club.

The talk is free for all, and you must come, if you want to know what the world will be like for the next 3 years. You need to register at http://techweekend4.eventbrite.com. That page also contains the current list of speakers (which is being updated as we get more confirmations).

Yes, you, the people working on desktop frontend GUIs using java or .NET or VB or Qt – you are the ones who definitely need to come. Some might argue that desktop apps are certainly not dead – definitely not in enterprises. That is true, but only in the same sense as mainframes are still not dead in the enterprise, and COBOL is still not dead in the enterprise. But, for the forward-thinking, RIAs are the way to go, even when you are confined to the insides of your enterprise – just the expansion of that term will change to Rich Intranet Apps. That’s all.

Many thanks to Microsoft for sponsoring the venue for Techweekend. Microsoft wants to get more closely involved with the tech community in Pune, and particularly the open source enthusiasts – with the intention of making everybody aware that their cloud technologies (like Azure) actually play well with open source, and that you can deploy your php applications, your drupal/joomla installs on Azure.

Get started with Flex 4 with Sujit Reddy Adobe India Evangelist – April 10

Adobe Flex
Adobe Flex is a software development kit released by Adobe Systems for the development and deployment of cross-platform rich Internet applications based on the Adobe Flash platform. Image via Wikipedia

Adobe India Evangelist  (Sujit Reddy) will be  conducting a ‘Adobe Flex 4’ Tour foucing on getting the community get started with “Flex 4” and get everyone in sync with their “Designer/Developer Workflow”.

Topic(s) to be covered:

  • Flash Builder 4
  • What’s new in Flex 4/LifeCycle DS 3
  • Flex 4 Component Lifecyle
  • A peek at Flash Player 10.1 on Android

Date: 10th April, Saturday

Time: 1PM – 4PM  (15-30 mins for Questions)

Venue: 407 (4th Floor), SICSR, Model Colony (www.sadakmap.com/p/SICSR/map)

Registration and Fees: This event is free. Anyone can attend. Register here.


Is this is a paid event?

No, It’s free for all, and for Devigner’s by Devigner’s.

Who should attend this?

Anyone who is a Flex/Flash enthusiast or looking to get hand’s dirty with this amazing tool for building RIA.

I am a student, am I eligible?

Technology never had any barriers, it does not ask us this question. If you are student, you should make a point in attending this event. It gives you a broader perspective on building web/desktop applications.

Can i follow this on Twitter?

To follow updates on Adobe UG Tour, watch on the following hastag #AdobeUGTour

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POCC Meet: Understanding the Adobe Flash Platform – Sunday, 10th Jan

What: Pune OpenCoffee Club meeting on Understanding the Adobe Flash Platform – with senior computer scientists from Adobe India
When: Sunday, Jan 10th, 10am-1pm
Where: Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research, Atur Centre, Model Colony. Map.
Registration and Fees: This event is free for all to attend. No registration required.


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Harish, Ramesh & Sujit, from Adobe Systems (details below), are hoping to have an interaction with the Pune Open Coffee Club on Sunday, 10th January, from 10am to 1pm, at SICSR. They want to have an interactive session of Flash Platform and help members of the Coffee Club understand the Adobe stack of technologies.

The agenda is as follows:

  • 30 minutes talk by Ramesh on Adobe Flash Platform stack, the possibilities and the vision for the future.
  • 1 hour of under-the-hood session by Sujit Reddy on Rapid RIA development using Adobe Flash Builder for PHP and Java developers – Sujit is a Tech Evangelist @ Adobe and a leading Flex, Java and PHP blogger / speaker.
  • 30 minutes preview of Interaction design and User experience design innovations by Adobe using the new tools from Adobe like Flash Catalyst and Flash Builder by Harish

About the speakers

Harish(Computer Scientist & Evangelist at Adobe Systems)
Blog: http://blog.flexgeek.in/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/hsivaram
Harish’s association with Adobe Flash started in 1998 and he has been a part of its evolution to its glorious present. Immensely passionate about anything pertaining to Adobe Flash, Harish has donned multiple roles ranging from application development, quality engineering and product engineering at Macromedia / Adobe for the past 5 years.

Ramesh Srinivasaraghavan(Sr. Computer Scientist and Evangelist at Adobe Systems)
Twitter: http://twitter.com/sriragam
Ramesh has worked on a variety of technologies over 17+ years. He holds an M. Tech in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT Mumbai. Ramesh has led R&D initiatives at top technology companies and has a wealth of experience working with several product and web 2.0 companies. Ramesh is immensely passionate about computational linguistics and artificial intelligence.

Sujit Reddy G(Technical Evangelist for Flash Platform at Adobe)
Blog: http://sujitreddyg.wordpress.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/sujitg
Sujit combines expertise in Flex, J2EE, and PHP, and he specializes in building enterprise applications on the Adobe Flash Platform. His blog focuses on the integration of Adobe Flex with Adobe LiveCycle Data Services ES and BlazeDS. Sujit holds a bachelors degree in civil engineering and masters degree in economics from BITS, Pilani.

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Pune Flex Users Group Meet with Raghunath Rao, Tech Evangelist, Adobe – 12 Mar

Adobe Flex
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What: Pune Flex Users Group meeting with Raghunath Rao, Tech Evangelist, Adobe
When: Thursday, 12th March, 5:30pm
Where: Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research, 7th Floor, Atur Centre, Gokhale Cross Road, Model Colony. Map.
Registration and Fees: This event is free for all to attend. Please register here

PuneFUG (Pune Flex Users Group) is an RIA discussion forum primarily focussing on Adobe Flex and related technologies. This is the place where Pune Adobe developers/designers discuss on user group activities and happenings.

PuneFUG will meet for a general get-together on Thursday evening at SICSR. Raghunath Rao, will speak about latest Adobe technologies and practices. In addition if you have any interesting Flex/Flash application to show the group and get feedback, bring that along.

More details about PuneFUG:

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