Event Details

Flex Jam

Time: August 25, 2009 all day
Location: ***UPDATED!*** Cup o Soul Cafe'
Street: 711 Orange Avenue (407) 647-SOUL
City/Town: Winter Park, FL 32789
Website or Map: http://cuposoul.com/direction…
Phone: 407-622-WEBS (Mike's number)
Event Type: jam
Organized By: Michael Levin
Latest Activity: Aug 31, 2012

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Event Description

Remember last year's Flex Hackfest at Swampcast HQ in beautiful Winter Park? This year, you can bring your own project! Get help from the expert, Adobe Evangelist James Ward. Mike Levin and James will lead this hands on event. ($100/person) But, as you all might know, the people attending the Jam are all part of the learning experience.

We'll have a day of coding in cool, shady Winter Park. Bring your project in any form: as just an idea, or written down as a specification, or in some stage of development.

The idea is that the Flex Jam will be a kick start to your project. James Ward will remove a lot of the difficulty of "discovery" by pointing you in the right direction to get those features developed. Or, your project can be examined or coaxed along from a higher level, looking at your project from a conceptual level. Basically, the Jam will provide whatever help you are looking for from the perspective of a group.

The location has changed! We'll meet at Cup o Soul Cafe' at 711 Orange Avenue in beautiful Winter Park. Cup o Soul has a comfortable conference room. So, all you need to bring is your laptop.

Cup o Soul opens at 8:00am
We'll meet at around 8:30 for coffee and intros
The Jam will begin at 9:00
We'll take a break for lunch at 12:00
Then, we'll resume the Jam at 1:00
We'll have another break for coffee around 3:00
We'll start winding up at 4:30-5:00
There are a number of options for continuation after 5, if you are having a great time and want to keep on jamming longer. We can stay put or move to a local pub.

Lunch will be provided at Cup o Soul or pop out on your own to any of several good lunch spots in the area.

Accomodation: If you're coming in from out of town and you want to spend the night, many options are available. There are budget hotels such as the Best Western nearby. There's also historic accommodation! The Park Plaza Hotel in downtown Winter Park is available. Orlando is pretty well equipped for visitors...

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Comment by Michael Levin on August 21, 2009 at 10:49am
Julian, if you can spare a day to come to the Flex Jam, you'll benefit from the guidance of arguably one of the best Flex developers around: James Ward.
Comment by Julian Alexadner on August 21, 2009 at 10:30am
Hey Michael - if I'm a very experienced Flex developer working on a very large-scale application right now with some really tight deadlines, would it be worth it to come?
Comment by Michael Levin on August 20, 2009 at 7:23pm
Rick, Bring your experience or your curiosity...or both. In other words, no experience necessary. Things will go faster if you're laptop is configured, but if not, no worries. We'll get you set up.
Comment by Rick Reumann on August 20, 2009 at 4:36pm
What kind of skill level in Flex is expected at this event?
Comment by Michael Levin on August 17, 2009 at 10:40pm
What are people saying about the Flex Jam?

"Great Idea Mike. The concept of a "low cost high value code jam, targeting one technology" is possibly more rewarding then the traditional conference with large # of folks and feels like even larger number of technologies/frameworks.
Good luck,

James Hatton"

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