Multi-Mania review and presentation slides

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I had a great time at Multi-Mania last thursday. A lot of people showed up and it’s good to see that the Belgian crowd is really interested in multimedia and its surrounding technologies.

In my session at the Fortis arena I talked about some of the concepts of AS2lib and how we use them in our homebrewn Eduma-Tic framework for building e-learning applications. Although this was very technical at some point, most of the people got the basic ideas behind it. The slides are available for download here. If you were on the presentation and have some questions left, then don’t hesitate to mail me.

After my session, I ran to the main conference room where Aral “Peeing Dog” Balkan was about to present. Unfortunately there were some technical difficulties that forced him to do his session on another laptop, ending up in a different presentation than the one he had planned. All in all he did very well and even managed to draw the most abstract peeing dog I had seen in my life! The crowd also seemed to enjoy it.

We then sat together with the OSFlash panelists (Peter, Serge, Edwin and myself) to decide Serge had to be the bad guy in the discussion, being the one that was against OSFlash and open-source in general. Aral did a great job moderating it. He even got the crowd to ask questions and participate in the debate which is very hard in Belgium. I think we covered some interesting topics. The bottom line was that you shouldn’t be black or white in choosing open-source software. Find the combination that best suits your needs, be it with commercial tools and/or open-source tools.

Aral then had the chance to do his presentation over in another conference room without technical difficulties. ARP was the topic covered and he showed how ARP is there to be used in Flash, Flex and Mtasc development. He even made an ARP3 announcement which should be in the public repository soon.

I hope you all enjoyed the conference and hope to see you again next year !

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