3 minutes on stage at Flash on the Beach ’09

At Flash on the Beach this year I’ve been selected as one of 20 speakers who will get the chance to present to a full house at the Brighton Dome. But there’s a catch – we’ve each got the limelight for just 3 minutes!

There’s a real mixture of talent for this session and it looks pretty evenly split between designers and developers.

I think for many of the presenters this will be their chance to showcase their most visually engaging work, as 3 minutes is such a short time frame to get anything in-depth across.

The title of my talk, however, is ActionScript to Objective-C (and everything in between) – perhaps not the sexiest title and certainly not that easy to spice up with animated visuals!

I guess my thought behind this proposed presentation was to stick to what you do best. I’m a very experienced OOP ActionScripter and I write good extendable code (even if I do say so myself!). As my OOP skills have developed over the years so has my ability to pick up new programming languages quickly. This is really the message I hope to get across at FOTB – good OOP concepts in ActionScript can be applied to many programming languages and if you’re good at OOP then the core development principles of the iPhone SDK, Objective-C and other OOP based languages will not take long to master.

Come and check out the Elevator Pitch on Tuesday September 22nd at Flash on the Beach 2009 🙂