Off to Apollo camp! (UPDATE: not!)

UPDATE: Well, my flight was canceled this morning due to the weather over here. All other flights out today were booked, so it looks like I’ll be sitting this one out. Poop.

I’m heading out to Apollo camp in the morning. I’ll get into SFO around noon and make my way up to the city to wander around until it starts, then I’ll be spending the weekend in the city visiting some friends and just relaxing a bit.

I’ll be there with a couple other Schematic folks, and we are always looking for hot Flash talentâ„¢, so say hello if you are looking for work, or just want to say hi.

Speaking at Flashbelt

While I was at Flash on the Beach back in December, I met Dave and didn’t even realize he was the dave from Pilotvibe and the organizer of Flashbelt. Schematic sent a few people up there last year to give presentations, and they all said it was fantastic, so I was very excited when Dave invited me to speak at this year’s conference.

I’ll be giving a talk called Progressive Enhancement with Flash that will cover stuff like:

  • Using SWFObject (maybe SWFFix by then) to embed Flash content
  • Using progressive enhancement to allow search engines to properly index your content and increase SEO for Flash websites
  • Flash content vs. Flash style, and how to treat them differently
  • Deep linking and back button support in Flash

And a few other areas. I should also be able to talk about SWFFix a bit (hopefully it will be fully released by then, but who knows).

Go check out the Flashbelt page for more info. I can’t give you a direct link to my session, but it’s listed there in the session list. Hopefully I’ll see some of you there!