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Flex London User Group January Meetup with James Ward and Serge Jespers

  • Jan 24, 2008 · 6:30 PM
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A special one this time, Serge Jespers (
http://sergejespers.c...) and James Ward (
http://www.jamesward....) are coming to speak to us about Flex 3, AIR and Vega. This is a FREE event, there is no charge on the door, but you do have to register for the event. Please register with your FULL name. There will also be demos of some projects that people from the UK are working on. Format: 19:00 General intro (Serge Jespers) 19:15 Flex Builder 3 (Serge Jespers) 19:50 Open source (James Ward) 20:00 Data services (James Ward) 20:35 Q&A (and presentation from the community) 21:00 Drinks (free beer, thanks Adobe!)

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Good speakers; nice to see so many people there; too much noise from the bar spoiled it - James put up with it well, but it was a shame that he couldn't be heard properly all the time; it didn't start on time and so I missed the end as had to leave to get a train. Did anyone get given that free copy of FB3 or CS3?

    January 31, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great start! thought a good balance between James (overview, inspiring) & Serge (lots of details & more technical). In future, I reckon you can break up groups/sessions just like this. And won't repeat yet another "bar was too noisy" comment, but all true. Thanks for the beers though.

    January 31, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    Move the bar away from the stage, but not too far :-)
    else thanks.

    January 28, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    Late start which meant I had to leave before the end but otherwise interesting. Quite motivating too.

    January 27, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    presentation sometimes drowned out by noise from the bar

    January 25, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    Presentations were good, but by the end the noise from the bar made listening to the speakers nigh on impossible.

    January 25, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    too much noise from the bar area, otherwise great.

    January 25, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    Interesting content but either at very detailed or slightly glossy. A more systematic overview would have been appreciated.

    January 25, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    quality presentations (Serge`s maybe a tad too 'American' style) and good organising overall

    January 25, 2008

  • Chris

    I may be biased as I'm more interested in the database interaction side of things but I thought the second talk was far more informative and useful.
    My only gripe about the evening was that it was difficult to hear the speakers with the noisy bar right behind us.

    January 25, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    entertaining, engaging, educational....I come from a design background and am new to Flex I found the code section talker, full on.

    January 25, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    The bar should have been closed during the sessions as there were a lot of people talking while Serge and James were presenting.

    January 25, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent event, cheers.

    January 25, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great beer

    January 25, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    Too much marketing and not enough technical meat - However talking to Serge and Andrew at the end was informative.

    January 25, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good mix of people - great to meet the Adobe guys and fellow Flex enthusiasts - good buzz.

    January 25, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    The talks given by Serge, and James were for a daytime conference, I feel they would have got their ideas across much better if they had tailored their talks for an evening audience, involving more engaging ideas and visuals, something to inspire its listeners after a hard days work.

    January 25, 2008

  • Philip B.

    It was good but if you can handout some info related to speaker and what they suggest during meeting should be in that handout paper.

    January 25, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    Serge's presentation was engaging and useful but James' was very dry.

    January 25, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very lively and fun meetup. Also good information and interesting presenters.

    January 25, 2008

  • George C.

    thanks for putting it on.
    would've been much better if you have either:
    a bar and no presentation
    a presentation and no bar.

    January 25, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    Too many people standing at the back talking loudly whilst speakers were giving presentations.

    There should be no free drinks until after the speakers have finished.

    How many people only turned up because of the free beer?

    January 25, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    Too much noise at the back. Couldn't hear much.

    January 25, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    A great presentation, really exciting stuff

    January 25, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    No bar while sessions are on, can't hear anything

    January 25, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    brilliant shame about the noise from the bar at the back!

    January 24, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    way too noisy with the open bar in the background, a real disturbance

    January 24, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just a small critic about having the presentations and the bar at the same place at the same time, it made it hard to understand the speakers.

    January 24, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    Could have started 7pm instead of 7:20...
    Adobe guys should have focused on Flex3/AIR more
    Good event anyway!

    January 24, 2008

  • paul e.

    great event - great speakers - somewhat spoilt by the continuous nattering of the folks in the bar area at the back - really they should have been told to shut-up or leave - since they were clearly not interested in listening to the presentations - having the mics up loud is not a compensation. I'm sure part of the purpose of the event was to promote mingling - but surely not during the presentations ???

    Otherwise really good

    January 24, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    looking forward to meeting fellow geeks. We're bringing our Flex app if anyone would like a look. It's aimed at the fitness market and has AI built-in to give dynamic training programmes, link to a Flex shopping cart etc. Critical evaluation & feedback would be most welcome. Worst critics have to buy us a coffee ...

    January 23, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    Welldone Chester think that will make a lot of people happy :)

    January 21, 2008

  • Martin R.

    Should be good

    January 11, 2008

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