I did these Processing sketches while I was working the final 360 Flex conference back in May 2012. A certain person who I will call Wilkero said I would win some software if I submitted something to the logo contest. All I won was unlimited bottled water while working the volunteer table. It was a good conference.
So here you go Flexers. Hope somebody likes these.
Tonight I spoke about the state of HTML5 and my thoughts about it’s future. The overall message of the talk was to think of HTML5 as a tool rather than a Flash killer. In time, HTML5 is expected to advance to a point where we can deliver “flash like” audio, video, and application experiences on any device with an HTML5 compliant browser. Similar to XML when it gave us a common format to exchange data between different computer systems in 2000, HTML5 may be that tool to connect us across all devices.
In the now there is a great deal of energy by the major browser makers to implement HTML5. However, it really feels like only the fun stuff is here right now ( audio, video, canvas ). Chrome and Opera have plenty more impressive features, but it’s going to be be a while until HTML5 is that magical ubiquitous platform. With all the major browsers getting monthly ( and sometimes semi-monthly ) updates, HTML5 is more than just all the rage. It’s actually getting built!
I’m happy to share my 360 Flex presentation on HTML5 and Adobe AIR. This is a topic I have a renewed interest in after Steve Jobs decided to start a war against Adobe’s Flash player. Also, my very first major HTML5 project endlessmural.com was launched the week before 360 Flex.
Despite the title of this presentation, I didn’t put this together to bash HTML5 or Apple. Steve Jobs fired me up when he declared Flash dead, and I realized it’s time to start having the “technology is a tool” conversation again.
Bottom line, know your problem so you can pick the appropriate tool for the job. That tool might be HTML, it might be the Flash Platform, or it may be Lego blocks. Chances are your target customer doesn’t care.
If you have any interest in the sample AIR applications I demoed, just drop me a line, comment, email, tweet, smoke signal, or carrier pigeon.
The last 360 Flex I spoke at was in San Jose and it rocked. The city of San Jose bored me to tears, but I felt like I was living inside my twitter feed for three days. My presentation was on the final day of 360 Flex, so I spent most of the conference preparing, and sitting in a few sessions here and there. I spent almost half of my time in San Jose working and still met 10-15 of my twitter buddies, not to mention all the new contacts I met. In a nutshell, if you attend a 360 Flex conference, you will meet the community. In fact, you’d have to try pretty hard to not meet the Flex community.
If this sounds up your alley, go ahead and register to take advantage of the early adopter ticket price of $450. I’m not sure when the ticket price will go up to $599, but I know it will so act fast. If you make it to DC, be sure to find me and introduce yourself. I promise it will be a good time.