September 29th 2008 | Jens C Brynildsen
It's that time again for the community to gather in Brighton. For three full days, 1050 attendees will enjoy inspiring sessions, networking and countless conversations over british beer. Many had arrived 2-3 days early, just to make sure they had time to party and catch up with friends before the conference kicked off. This just doesn't happen on other conferences and the community feel at FOTB is just amazing!
The program is packed and with only one sad exception due to US border regulations ruining the trip for Nando Costa, all sessions looks to go as planned. If you're at FOTB or just want to have a peek at what's going on, check out the conference guide at http://www.fotb08.mobi
This years FOTB conference kicked off with a neat intro animation and a surprise from conference host John Davey - in April 2009, Flash On The Beach will go to Miami! The keynote by Richard Galvan was the first session of the event and the first time the final build of Flash CS4 was shown at a conference.
The crowd was up early, despite the party ending at about 3 in the morning at The Old Ship. Aral kicked it off in the the Dome and as always, the program is packed and it's hard to pick what sessions to go to.
How do you empty 2 bars in a night? Put on a Flash conference in a beautiful location, give attendees inspiring sessions and then throw a party where they can network until early morning. Up until now, FOTB08 has been a blast and day 3 was no exception. It also featured the most discussed session in the entire conference.
Jens has been working with Flash since version 3 came out. Since then, he's been an active member of the Flash community. He's created more than a hundred Flash games (thus the name of his blog) but he also creates web/standalone applications, does workshops and other consulting. He loves playing with new technology and he is convinced that the moment you stop learning you die (creatively speaking). Jens is also the Editor of this website.