Looking back at Flash on the Beach

I’ve been lucky enough to attend all four editions of Flash on the Beach since it started in 2006, three of them as a speaker and hope to get invited to do many more. Looking back I can honestly say this year was the best one yet — it had something for everyone and think John got the mix between creative and technical sessions just right.


My personal highlights of the conference were Joa Ebert’s mind-blowing display of Flash Player optimization and Craig Swann’s inspirational session that went on to cover some unexpected topics. I’d say those two were definitely the buzz of the conference and rightly so.

Flashmagazine has excellent write ups of all three days of the conference. Here are a couple of interesting things that get announced:

  • Flash CS5 will have code hinting for custom classes and integration with Flash Builder as a code editor
  • AIR 2.0 will allow you to bundle native code and execute it, has a new FileMonitor, VolumeMonitor and StorageVolume API for accessing USB connected drives
  • Joa Ebert wrote a C# and Java to SWF compiler
  • Ralph Hauwert is leaving the Papervision3D team

I’m yet to hear anyone say he was disappointed attending Flash on the Beach in these four years. I can’t wait for the fifth edition — go John go! best. conference. ever.


7 thoughts on “Looking back at Flash on the Beach

  1. I was disappointed NOT BEING ABLE TO attend Flash on the Beach’09, really. I will do my best not to miss the 2010 edition! 🙂

  2. John says:

    Your talk was great too Peter! Got loads of useful insights from it,


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  4. Ryan Stewart says:

    Still can’t believe that you pulled off the TAC.sg->FoTB swing. You’re a machine!


  5. Peter says:

    lol Ryan, you missed out on a great conference! Still have a session at MAX lined up next week but that should be it for a couple of months 😉

    See you there!

  6. Tom says:

    Thanks for posting your presentation. I didn’t attend it (went to Grant’s presentation) but now after looking at it I made a decision to go freelancing 🙂



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