Where have I been? Where am I going?

I haven’t been blogging too much recently, but I thought I’d do one of those “hey, I’m alive” blog posts, and also a put the word out that y’all should come to the silvafug meeting in SF in May and to 360 Flex in Seattle whenever that is. I’ll be speaking at both those things.

I’m currently sitting under a thatched roof in El Salvador, somehow there’s a cat-5 jack coming out of the concrete table. Just got back from a trip into Guatemala, and soon I’m off to sail to Nicaragua or Costa Rica. I’ll get back to SF sometime around the first week of May. No Flex work while traveling, although I did consider bringing my new laptop to Central America.

Worst unemployed person ever
I became unemployed at the end of March, even had a sweet retirenement party to celebrate. Turns out I’m really bad at being unemployed and started doing contract work with Universal Mind for a few weeks. Part of me wanted to just sit back, relax, and forget about deadlines and paying work, but the project they got me working on was really interesting, I got to work with some great guys, and all in all had a blast. At least I managed to do most of the work in my bathrobe.

Silvafug and 360 Flex
I’ll be presenting at the silvafug meeting on March 10 in San Francisco. The session will be about custom component development, and Tom Ortega will be leading a training session on the same topic before my presentation. If you’re in the area, come on by Thursday night and tell me how wrong I am about whatever I’m talking about. And if anyone wants to go out for some drinks afterward, I’m always down.

I’ve also somehow managed to convince Tom that I know what I’m talking about (we’ll see if that changes after the silvafug meeting), so I’ll be speaking at 360 Flex in Seattle. I’ll be working out how that presentation will go over the next few months, but the topic will be similar to the silvafug session, basically how to fuck with the Flex framework classes to make the components that you actually want.

So come by the silvafug meeting on May 10 if you can make it. And I’ll try to get back to blogging more once I get back to the States in early May.


5 thoughts on “Where have I been? Where am I going?

  1. I wont be in SF on Thursday night, my class has their final that night but I’ll probably make to one of the Silvafug meetings sometime. Side note, the first silvafug link is pointing to silvafug.com not silvafug.org.

  2. @Alexey: the silvafug meetings switch off between the Adobe building in San Francisco and eBay in San Jose (I think that’s right, I don’t really know since I’m too lazy to make it to San Jose). The meeting for May is in San Francisco. The address:

    Adobe Systems Incorporated
    601 Townsend Street
    San Francisco, CA 94103

    Thursday, May 10th, 2007
    Silvafug Flex Training – 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
    Silvafug Meeting – 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

    @renaun: thanks for the link check, updated.

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