I just received word that instead of the next IECFUG meeting, members are being encourage to attend a one of a kind event. Adobe and Microsoft Evangelists will be debating head-on!
The location is my former Alma Mater, California State Polytechnic University at Pomona, and is sponsored by the Interactive Web Development Student Association (of whom I was a co-founder oh so long ago). Sweet! Details below.
Event Title: “The Battle for Control of the Future of Computing”
- On Site: Cal Poly Pomona, Bronco Student Center (Ursa Minor)
- On Line: http://video.csupomona.edu/streaming/Events/FutureOfComputing.html
Date/Time: 7 PM (PST/GMT +8) on Thursday, February 12
Who: Sam Stokes, academic developer/evangelist at Microsoft Corporation and Kevin Hoyt, platform evangelist at Adobe.
Full detail below:
Hi gang. In place of a regular meeting next month, we have a special
Come join us for “The battle for control of the future of computing”
debate at 7 PM (PST/GMT +8) on Thursday, February 12 in the Bronco
Student Center (Ursa Minor) at California State Polytechnic University
in Pomona. Microsoft Corp. and Adobe Systems Inc. will present their
contenders for whose technologies will dominate. Adobe (maker of
Photoshop, Flash and Dreamweaver) is encouraging developers to create
media-rich desktop computer applications that operate independently of
the Internet through its Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR). Microsoft
wants developers to create media-rich applications that can be used
online through its Silverlight technology.
Sam Stokes, academic developer/evangelist at Microsoft Corporation and
Kevin Hoyt, platform evangelist at Adobe will represent the two sides.
The free event is sponsored by the Interactive Web Development Student
Association, the Computer Information Systems department in the
College of Business Administration and the Inland Empire ColdFusion
User Group and will be streamed live over the Internet. Pizza,
refreshments and a free drawing for multimedia software will be
If you can’t make it in person, you can watch it live or afterwards at
RSVPs to Dr. Westfall, rdwestfall <at> csupomona.edu are encouraged.
Parking for visitors at Cal Poly is $5.00.