Arrived at TED in Monterey, 360Flex was a great event

I had to leave 360Flex early (which was an excellent conference) to make it to TED 2007 which starts tomorrow. This is the second time I attend TED and I’m really looking forward to this year’s event. Unlike most of the conferences I participate in throughout the year, this is not a pure developer technology conference (nothing Flash related), but an event to that’s gets a lot of smart people together to exchange ideas about technology, entertainment, and design. If you haven’t heard of TED before, make sure to check out the website and the TED talks for online video access to some previous sessions.

If anyone here is at TED, drop me a line to meet up.

360Flex Next Week, Speaking on Component Development

360Flex is next week in San Jose, and Ben and I will be there. I will be speaking on the topic of component development and component based development, two topics that I feel every Flex developer should know (My session is on Monday at 2:30pm in the component track). Ben will be presenting an introduction of how to work with binary data, both the fundimentals of binary data and how that is exposed in ActionScrpit 3 (His session is on Monday as well at 1:00pm). He also has some pretty cool demos he’s been working on to show you will want to check out if you are there.

My session will cover:

  • The theory behind component based development
  • Building an applicatoin component
  • Custom components
    • Building a StatusIcon component
    • Component lifecycle
    • Invalidation/validation model and why you need invalidation
    • Implementing the different validation methods

If you make it out to 360Flex make sure to say hello!