I’ve been working with the user group manager of SeaFlex to improve the meeting content and reliability. We’ve been coming up with ways to revitalize the meetings through better participation from the group members, improving the website, and getting more involvement from the community. We’ve had a lot of success in getting donations from publishing companies to donate books to use for prizes and to review. We’re working on lining up some incredible speakers for 2008 meetings.
There’s the Flex 3/AIR pre-release user group tour which will be starting it’s tour of over 50 cities worldwide, here in Seattle. We’ll have some incredible prizes and hear some speakers talk about all the exciting new features in the upcoming releases of Flex and AIR. There will also be a surprise topic that will likely create a lot of buzz in the community.
I encourage any readers to comment this blog with topics they would like to see in the lineup of meetings for 2008. We’ll be making sure each and every meeting is worth attending. We admit that we haven’t been doing a stellar job of keeping meetings worthwhile in the past. We also have been inconsistent in holding meetings and canceling at the last minute. We hope this all changes.
To make all these great changes, we’ll need support from the community, especially here in Seattle. We need feedback on what you’d like to see and if you have a skill you’d like to share with others, let us know when you could present to the group. Usually, a presentation could last for 45 minutes or so. That may seem scary but once you’re up there, the time flies by, especially during Q&A.
One of my primary goals for 2008 is to strengthen the SeaFlex members. This means educating, networking, and empowering the members in the field of Flex development. Help me make sure that happens!