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Building Map based RIA's in Adobe Flex and AIR

Location: Gold Level: Intermediate
Average rating: ***..
(3.60, 10 ratings)

Where often begins with the notion of a location. Service Oriented Architecture allows mashup clients to use location based services for building rich, interactive media clients. This session will focus in on a hands on approach where attendees will build 6 map based projects in a largely (85%) hands on learning environment using Adobe Flex and AIR.

The session materials will be available prior to the class to download and examine and attendees can use their own computers.

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Duane Nickull

Adobe Systems

As Senior Technical Evangelist for Adobe Systems, Duane Nickull is responsible for Adobe’s
messaging around enterprise solutions in the SOA and Web Services spaces plus other
forward looking aspects such as the Web 2.0. Previously Mr. Nickull co-founded Yellow
Dragon Software Corporation, a privately held developer of XML messaging and metadata
management software, acquired by Adobe in 2003. He previously served as CTO and
President of XML Global Technologies, a publicly traded company acquired by Xenos
Group in early 2003.
Mr. Nickull has written or participated in most of the larger SOA standards work in the past
decade. He currently chairs the OASIS Service Oriented Architecture Reference Model
Technical Committee (SOA-RM TC) which has just delivered a Reference Model for Service
Oriented Architecture as a full OASIS standard. He served as a Vice Chair of the United
Nations Centre for Facilitation of Commerce and Trade (UN/CEFACT) between 2003 and
2006. Within the United Nations, he oversaw the UN’s Electronic Business strategy and
Service Oriented Architecture and modeling efforts. He has served as the project team lead of
the United Nations (UN/CEFACT) Electronic Business Architecture Group (SOA) and a
specially appointed liaison between the W3C, UN and OASIS standards consortiums.
Additionally, Duane has served as the chair and lead system architect for the United Nation’s
Electronic Business Working Group, a direct sub-group of CEFACT TMG and on the
CEFACT TMG Steering Committee. He also has served as the Co-chair of the ebXML
Technical Architecture group as well as co-editor of that specification starting in 1999,
largely recognized as the first post-internet and post XML SOA. He has participated in
writing many of the recent large Service Oriented Architectures that permeate the IT
landscape today such as the W3C Web Services Architecture and also co wrote the
Mackenzie-Nickull Meta-model for Architectural Patterns. Mr. Nickull has written and
contributed many technical articles and books on these subjects
Mr. Nickull has been called Mr. SOA by his peers during introductions to speak on the
subject due to his overwhelming experience writing and contributing to the major Service
Oriented Architectures (SOA’s). Between 1995 and 2006, he spoke at over 500 venues in
various countries around the world
Duane has recently renewed his work in the theoretical field of computational intelligence and
has recently spoken several times to various audiences via the Ontolog Forum on eventcausality
aware inference engines coupled to a query-able ontology. Such mechanisms may
one day bestow true cognitive and reasoning capabilities upon applications. In the field of
semantic reconciliation, Duane was a co-inventor of the first Context-sensitive XML Search
Engine (www.goxml.com) and the first web based XML E-Commerce ASP. He is named on
pending patents pertaining to XML indexing and retrieval covering 51 unique points. He also
served as Technical Director for XSLT.com during the 1990’s until as recently as 2002.
He lives in Vancouver, Canada with his wife and three children, plays in a rock band, actively
snowboards, races Porsche 911’s and mountain bikes. Duane first came to Vancouver
playing in an original band in 1985 and made his living as a professional musician for several
years.

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Bess Ho

Archimedes Ventures

Bess Ho is the Mobile Architect (EIR) at Archimedes Ventures. She gesture lectures at well-established universities and teaches mobile design and development privately and online at Udemy.com. She is also an active mobile publisher and hacker. The team she led won “Best Healthcare” category at iPhone Dev Camp in 2009 and 2011 and receive “Honorable Mention” at iPad Dev Camp 2010. She won top prizes in iOS app at Muther! Hackathon in 2011. She is also a winner recipient of Nokia Open Screen Project Fund in 2010.

Bess has presented at major tech conferences and events in Web20 Expo SF, Where20 Conference, Plug and Play Mobile Play conference, Silicon Valley Code Camp (SVCC), Techcrunch Disrupt Hackathon, Silicon Valley China Wireless Conference (SVCW) and local user groups. She served as the Technical Editor of the first Open Social developer book “Building OpenSocial Apps: A Field Guide to Working with MySpace Platform”, written by MySpace Chief Software Architect. She is also the book author of “Sam Teach Yourself the Twitter API in 24 Hours”.

Andreas Falley

Synchrodipity

Biography? Well it all started when my mom met a handsome gentleman fresh out of the army wearing his Columbia University hoodie and jogging in Central Park who impressed her with his charm and fluent ability to speak 4 languages several years before I was born…

and now I’m a Web Application Developer specializing in Flex/Flash/Air/Actionscript.

Rev. Dan Tripp

a2sg.com

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Sin-ming Sit
05/19/2009 12:45pm PDT

Hi Duane, I enjoyed your session. You said you are looking for somebody doing the AR desktop thing for a map, here it is: www.arsights.com

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Thomas Andersen
05/19/2009 8:45am PDT

great session. A shame we only had 75 minutes…

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Duane Nickull
05/19/2009 5:30am PDT

We have lots of CD’s here for everyone! Just bring me a beer!

Charles Hornberger
05/19/2009 1:57am PDT

Seems that the FlexBuilder3 trial is not available. Following the instructions in the presentation lands you here www.adobe.com/special/messa... … as does trying to get to the trial via www.adobe.com/products/flex