My Adobe Max Agenda for 2009

Session 1, 10/5

Learn how easy it is to build rich Internet applications with Flash Catalyst — no programming necessary. This session covers the fundamentals of Flash Catalyst, including importing a design, adding interactivity and motion, creating your own components from artwork, structuring your design, the basics of interactive video, and publishing your design as a SWF file.

Session 2, 10/5

This expert-driven deep dive will demonstrate how to get the best quality from your H.264 encoding and publishing to the web on the Adobe Flash Platform.  Topics will include encoding parameters, analysis, resolutions, dynamic streaming, filtering, and benefits of hardware acceleration. Wrap all this up into an encoding strategy that will bring you closer to HD video on the web.

Session 3, 10/5

Explore the potential of developing a customized, security-focused, RSS-driven delivery solution. This session shows how you can use Adobe Flash Media Rights Management Server, Flash Media Server 3, and Adobe Media Player to create an end-to-end video and audio delivery solution in which content is branded to your own specifications. Also find out how the Flash Media Server plug-in architecture can be used to create custom authorization adapters, such as validation with an external LDAP server. In addition, see how to leverage Flash Media Rights Management Server for offline video playback.

Session 4, 10/5

Learn how to develop and deliver a short and simple story by taking vector assets created in Illustrator and animating them in After Effects, all without programming. Expand your Illustrator skills with new creative tools in Illustrator CS4, such as multiple artboards, the Appearance panel and the Blob Brush tool; and explore basic animation techniques in After Effects, such as parenting and the Puppet tool. This session will cover a full workflow from Illustrator through After Effects to rendering your animation for use on the web on in video.

Session 1, 10/6

Discover how RTMFP can help you develop real-time interactive media experiences and help cut delivery costs. This hands-on session will go through the fundamentals of building P2P applications using new RTMFP technologies with ActionScript. You will learn how to establish RTMFP connections, publish and subscribe to P2P video and audio, and create a real-time P2P chat application. When you’re done, you will have a working application for P2P video and chat built for Flash Player with Flash Builder.

Session 2, 10/6 – missed

Dive in to the depths of coding features of Flash Builder 4 with Scott Evans, one of the product’s lead developers. Learn keyboard shortcuts you’ll use every day, how to keep your code beautiful, cool new debugger tricks, hidden commands, and ways to extend Flash Builder. Plus, Evans promises to leave ten minutes for the audience to yell feature requests at him!

Session 3, 10/6

See how Adobe is making it possible for web developers to build cross-platform desktop applications. Learn how the platform is expanding to enable the delivery of applications not just for desktop operating systems, but also for mobile devices.

Session 4, 10/6

Learn how to incorporate accessibility support into video for Flash and interactive SWF movies. Compliance with accessibility standards such as the W3C’s WCAG 2.0 and Section 508 is readily accomplished by using best practices for development and evaluation. This session will get you moving in the right direction.

Session 1, 10/7

Learn how the Adobe Flash Platform enables multiscreen delivery of applications, from the biggest screen to the smallest device. In this session, you’ll find out how to leverage the consistency of the Flash runtime and to develop reusable code and scalable interfaces that are device aware. Come and see many Flash technology enabled devices in action — the Flash runtime on smartphones, Internet-enabled media tablets, MIDs, Chumby, game consoles, and more.

Session 2, 10/7

See how Howest University College West Flanders in Belgium implements Flash Platform design and development skills in a brand-new course program called Devine. Learn how the program prepares students for standout professional careers and see some of the innovative student work. The session will be presented by Koen De Weggheleire and Klaus Delanghe of Howest.

Session 3, 10/7

Learn about the Text Layout Framework (TLF), which delivers multilingual, print-quality typography for the web. See the new typographic capabilities inside Flash Professional that were inspired by InDesign and hear about future plans for rich text.

Session 4, 10/7

Enhance your content by making the most of its environment. As Flash Player supports new platforms and devices, your content is running on a diverse set of devices. Learn how to create applications that consider all factors. As a designer, you’ll learn how to work with different inputs, display relevant information for the device form factor, and create light and efficient visual designs. As a developer, you’ll learn the most common pitfalls for creating slow applications on mobile, how to detect what environment you are in, and how to balance performance by trading between memory and CPU.

Session 5, 10/7

Discover how interactive live streaming experiences change the way we think about live video online. High-definition video is used for broadcast, social media, and the enterprise. This session will focus on the live publishing workflow and how you can create interactive live experiences quickly. Learn the secrets of DVR within Flash Media Live Encoder and how you can leverage DVRCast to create massively scalable live events. Industry experts will also share their experiences so you can be successful in your live streaming events.

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