I’m John C Bland II

Husband, Father, Tech Author, Deacon.
Founder ofย Katapult Media, and full-stack polyglot developer.
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Heading to Max 2008…see you there!

(subject says enough) ๐Ÿ™‚

This will be my 4th, or so, and my last as manager of “Arizona Flash Platform Users Group”:https://www.gotoandstop.org. Nothing much to say here. Just looking forward to geeking out this year.

MAX 2007 Keynote: HERE WE GO!

Alrighty….it is keynote time!! I’m sitting in the third row and am loving the vibe. I have some video of the room and opening preso (nice animation showing different apps, etc). This is a nice setup for sure.

**Quick Review of Yesterday**
I TA’d the _Adobe Flex and ColdFusion_ then went to the welcome reception (videos of “Robert Hoekman, JR”:https://www.rhjr.net and “Phillip Kerman”:https://www.phillipkerman.com coming soon). “Michael Hagel”:https://www.michaelhagel.com (who I’m also rooming with) and “Alan Rother”:https://alan.rotherfamily.net talked geek with me for a while as we mingled with a few other folks. The next thing on the list was the community dinner which was GREAT! “Tom Jordahl”:https://tjordahl.blogspot.com/ was at our table so we had some good CF talk going. The filet mignon was GREAT and the potatoes were AMAZING! Great dinner!

Well, I could go on but they are ramping up to get started so…new blog post coming in a sec!

MAX…here I come!

I’m at the airport squeaking out this post before group A finishes and group B (my group) starts loading. ๐Ÿ™‚ I wanted to get here earlier and write this eloquent post about how my life is about to transcend…{insert scratched record noise}…WHATEVER…I’M GOING TO CHICAGO! ๐Ÿ˜€ lol

See you there! Keep an eye out for a lot of posts this week. I blog a lot when I’m at conferences and they usually include “WOW…THIS IS SWEET!” type posts. I’ll try to keep’em a bit to the point this time around. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Uh oh…group A is moving fast…gotta run! {insert Speedy Gonzalez running noise} lol

Adobe MAX 2007 HERE I COME!

I am officially registered for “Max 2007”:https://www.adobemax2007.com! Yay! ๐Ÿ™‚

This year will be different though. I’m going as an attendee (“Katapult”:https://www.katapultmedia.com employee) ANDDDDDD I’ll be a TA (teacher assistant) for several “Flex”:https://www.adobe.com/go/flex and “ColdFusion”:https://www.adobe.com/go/coldfusion hands-on training sessions on Sunday as well as a few during the week. This is going to be pretty cool.

I’ll be at the “Palmer House Hiton”:https://www1.hilton.com/en_US/hi/hotel/CHIPHHH-The-Palmer-House-Hilton-Illinois/index.do and will probably be in the lobby geeking out a bit (maybe in the room; lol). Hopefully I can meet up with some more geeks and business folks.

Special thanks to “Michael Hagel”:https://www.michaelhagel.com/…you know why. ๐Ÿ˜€

Sarge…appreciate the **strong** nudge to go. lol.