There are going to be several Flex/AIR related sessions at the upcoming Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise Conference that is going to be taking place in March here in Philly. They include:

Rails on AIR: Best Practices for using Flex 3 and Adobe AIR with Ruby on Rails 2 (Peter Armstrong, Founder Ruboss Technology Corporation)

Flex for the Java Developer (Peter Paugh, Java Developer)

Rich Internet Applications – Beyond the Buzz (James Ward, Technical Evangelist for Flex at Adobe)

Space for the conference is relatively limited (400 seats), so if you are interested in attending you might want to sign up soon.


Here is the official description of the conference:

The third annual Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise Conference ( will be held at Drexel University March 26th and 27th, 2008. The conference showcases emerging cutting-edge technologies and offers technical and management educational tracks on how those technologies are used, the impact they have on the enterprise and successes and challenges in deploying them.

Subjects covered include Java and Lightweight Development, Open Source Software, SOA/Integration, Web 2.0, Agile Practices, Ruby on Rails and more. You will listen to experts like Obie Fernandez, James Ward, Dan Allen, Chris Richardson, Brian McCallister, Dan Diephouse, Max Calson and others walk you through from the very basics to the very difficult task of harvesting open source in today’s ever changing world. Lucinda Holt, CEO, Commerce360 and one of the keynote speakers is looking forward to the conference. Says Holt, “Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise has quickly become the go-to high-tech conference in the Boston to Washington D.C. tech corridor. Centrally located in Philadelphia, the conference offers not only a great educational experience, but a community forum where people connect and collaborate.”

The cost is $175 for two days of 5 very full tracks

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