Meeting Web architects in the airport

I’m sitting in Dallas waiting for a flight to Cancun. Oh, wait, this isn’t Twitter. Sorry about that.

Anyway, in SFO while waiting in the line to get to American Airlines counter a guy turned around and said “Thanks for doing those Adobe videos.” He was Aaron Pedersen, Interactive Architect at DHAP Digital. He’s working on a bunch of Web sites for Scion all with Adobe’s Flex.

Some things I learned from him:

1) It was the first time he’d heard of me.
2) Found me after Ajaxian linked to my videos.
3) Said my video did more for his understanding of the architecture of Flex/Flash than anything else on the Internet.
4) He’s looking into Silverlight but thinks he’ll stick with Flex for now because of the ubiquity and because it’s something he and his team knows and understands.
5) Is excited that Adobe open sourced Flex.

Disclosure: Adobe sponsors PodTech to do a variety of podcasts, but my show isn’t sponsored by them and my compensation isn’t tied to any sponsorship. Neither Microsoft nor Adobe paid me to either write about, video them, or had prior restraint on any of my work. My interview with Scott Guthrie at Microsoft wasn’t paid for either (PodTech paid all my expenses to go down to Las Vegas).

This is why I love having Seagate as a sponsor. If it weren’t for them I couldn’t do any of this work and they’ve been a dream sponsor.
Either way, I told him that I thought Silverlight is something he should look into because it’s very impressive.

Comments

  1. And sometimes sponsorship works – staring at a bunch of hard drives on Saturday I ended up buying a Seagate one because of name recognition; I was fully concious of why I chose it. Of course, if it fails on me anytime on the next 10 years I’m just going to blame you Robert ;-)

  2. And sometimes sponsorship works – staring at a bunch of hard drives on Saturday I ended up buying a Seagate one because of name recognition; I was fully concious of why I chose it. Of course, if it fails on me anytime on the next 10 years I’m just going to blame you Robert ;-)

  3. Interestingly Adobe just agreed to acquire Scene7 who have some neat Dynamic Imaging capabilities that are sold as a fully hosted service. Adobe is making some neat decisions, and this, together with Open Sourcing flex are two of them imho

    chris @ rawstylus.wordpress.com

  4. Interestingly Adobe just agreed to acquire Scene7 who have some neat Dynamic Imaging capabilities that are sold as a fully hosted service. Adobe is making some neat decisions, and this, together with Open Sourcing flex are two of them imho

    chris @ rawstylus.wordpress.com