360|Flex East Coast, where

So Tom and I are actively looking at Cities for our East Coast venue. What do you think?

Jeff, no worries connecticut is already on the list ;)

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So leave a comment, get your city in the mix. Don’t just say "Detroit" and leave it at that, tell me why? what’s great? what’s the conference space look like? Good hotels? nice weather? Remember we’re looking in the February time frame.

10 thoughts on “360|Flex East Coast, where

  1. david Post author

    Boston.

    Boston is home of Adobe Newton and some core parts of the Flex team (parts of the SDK, Compiler, and most of Data Services) are built here, and well as the core of the Actionscript Virtual Machine team. Have the conference here and get a lot of engineers from Adobe involved.

    There is a lot of cutting edge work done in Flex in Boston area. Companies that are using Flex in Boston (and are public about it) include: Fidelity Investments, Brightcove, Centive, First Best Systems, IBM Global Services, Keane, Schematic. Adobe Consulting, Allurent, and many more.

    -David
    Adobe

  2. Greg Groves Post author

    Orlando. Great weather in February. Lots of convention facilities. Cape Canaveral. Theme parks for those who want to bring the family and extend it into a vacation.

    Plus, I live here and my company is too cheap to send me out of town… ;-)

  3. Derek Wischusen Post author

    Give that the first two suggestions are about 1,300 miles apart, do you think that there is any chance that there could be two events?

    If not, then I would suggest Washington D.C. It’s kind of in the middle, it’s got lots of places to host events, tourist attractions, and the weather is somewhat mild in February (relative to the northeast anyway).

    Wherever you choose, I am just happy to see that the east coast is finally going to get its own Flex 360 event.

    Derek

  4. Dan Wilson Post author

    +1 DC

    Washington DC would be an excellent choice.

    As you can imagine, there are significant conference resources in the DC area. I imagine also, good deals in the off season. There are two major airports and accessible train rides from Philly, New Jersey, New York and points north. This adds many travel options for attendees.

    DC is interesting part of the country to visit. It is also located right smack in the middle of the East Coast.

    DW

  5. Phil Duba Post author

    While my heart would say Philly would be a great place, how about a place like Richmond, the NC Triangle area or Norfolk/Tidewater area. I would think a place that would be cheaper hotel wise would be great. While DC would be a central location, the cost of hotel rooms is astronomical and the non-conference fee costs are usually what drives a company to send or not send someone. Just my $.02.

  6. Russ Johnson Post author

    I would suggest Orlando as well. I actually live in Jacksonville but noone has conferences here with the exception of Microsoft.

    Nowhere near enough conferences in the Southeast! What was the last one? CFFun back in 2001 or something like that?

  7. Jeffry Houser Post author

    As much as I*HATE* to say this..

    Do not, under *ANY* circumstances, plan a conference in New England during February. That means Connecticut, New York, or Mass. The weather will bite you, the attendees might revolt.

    You should be okay near the end of April, though (I think I read somewhere else that East Coast may be April).

    As a speaker, I never got one of those survey things… Not sure if that was intentional or not…

  8. Derek Wischusen

    Give that the first two suggestions are about 1,300 miles apart, do you think that there is any chance that there could be two events?

    If not, then I would suggest Washington D.C. It's kind of in the middle, it's got lots of places to host events, tourist attractions, and the weather is somewhat mild in February (relative to the northeast anyway).

    Wherever you choose, I am just happy to see that the east coast is finally going to get its own Flex 360 event.

    Derek

  9. Dan Wilson

    1 DC

    Washington DC would be an excellent choice.

    As you can imagine, there are significant conference resources in the DC area. I imagine also, good deals in the off season. There are two major airports and accessible train rides from Philly, New Jersey, New York and points north. This adds many travel options for attendees.

    DC is interesting part of the country to visit. It is also located right smack in the middle of the East Coast.

    DW

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