More news from the Adobe front. But unlike the last post about PDF Fest ’06, this time Adobe is coming to you. But only if you live in the four biggest American cities and only if you care about Flash (well, we suppose you could go if you didn’t care, but why?). To promote their new version of Flash, they’ve got this Roadshow, which is hitting LA, San Francisco, Chicago, and New York, from mid-May until early June. Free four hour sessions using the newbie, then probably a night out afterwards with the reps, so you can get drunk and say such embarrassing things as “Oh…my god. I totally know what you’re talking about with that weird script assist flaw! Isn’t that crazy!” If anything, it’s a good excuse to get away from the office for a few hours for something that’s absolutely free, and your employer is likely to go for that. Here’s some, straight from the company’s mouth (so excuse the pitch):
Adobe Systems Incorporated today announced the first Macromedia Flash Professional 8 from Adobe Roadshow designed to provide creative professionals an overview of the benefits of Flash Professional 8. The free, four-city tour kicks off in Los Angeles in May, before heading to San Francisco, Chicago and New York. Adobe experts and representatives from leading interactive design agencies will demonstrate how to use new features in Flash Professional 8 including filters, blend modes and improved text. In addition, attendees will learn how to incorporate video into Flash with a new higher-quality video codec, alpha channel support, and embedded cue points to create rich, interactive Web sites, applications, interactive presentations, and mobile content that provide customers with the most engaging online experiences.