Top Instructors offer deep-dive into PaperVision3D, AS3, Red5, and Flash Animation to Flash on Tap attendees.

September 5, 2008—Boston, MA—The Flash on Tap Conference today announced four limited attendance all-day workshops for Flash designers and developers taking place October 7, 2008 from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm in Boston at the Park Plaza Hotel and Towers. The workshops are offered prior to the start of the Flash on Tap Conference for those attendees who wish to add an all-day learning opportunity to their conference experience. The workshops: PaperVision3D led by John Grden and Andy Zupko; AS3 for Designers taught by Richard Shupe; Red5 presented by Dominick Accattato and Paul Gregoire; and Animation for Flash taught by leading Flash animator, Chris Georgenes, can be taken by conference attendees and those not attending the conference who wish to take an all-day class on one of the four subjects.

The Flash community, a tightly-knit group of Flash designers and developers, is well known for sharing information, code, and creativity with each other. As a result the industry moves ideas and concepts to the forefront quickly and openly. These classes are an opportunity for conference attendees to fill in their own knowledge gaps and add to their skill set.

Chris Georgenes, a full-time freelance Flash designer and animator, shares the inside scoop on the best time-saving techniques for Flash designers and animators in Animation for Flash. In PaperVision3D, John Grden and Andy Zupko cover new features—Winter Wonder Land, optimization techniques as well as effects built into PaperVision3D, and a comprehensive look at layering systems used to make your projects look better and run faster. Dominick Accattato and Paul Gregoire will teach you to build and deliver streaming and social media apps using Red5. They will also teach the Red5 server side Java API, ActionScript 3, and Flash CS3 needed to build rich media applications with audio, video and interactive data. Rich Shupe helps attendees get started with AS3 making everyone familiar with programming basics and then graduating the class to ActionScript-specific syntax. By the end of the AS3 workshop attendees will be able to understand and write AS3 code.

"We picked the four topics we'd most like to learn", said Chris Allen, Flash on Tap Conference Program Developer and Infrared5 CEO. "Then we asked the most knowledgeable leaders and best teachers in the industry to share what they know."

Early Bird conference passes, available until midnight September 7, 2008 at the $595 rate, can be purchased in tandem with an all-day Workshop for $825. Workshops can be purchased without a Flash on Tap Conference Pass for a $295 fee. A limited number of passes are available for non-conference attendees. To purchase a conference pass, workshop seat, or a combination of the two, please visit our website.

Conference hotel space is selling out quickly, to get the best hotel pricing we strongly urge conference attendees to make their hotel reservations at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers as quickly as possible.

Flash on Tap is a new conference which blurs the lines between business and pleasure by combining a Flash design and developer conference with a beer tasting event. The conference creators—Infrared5, Influxis and Red5Server—came together to create this new conference that will raise the bar for code, creativity and frosty beverages. The conference takes place October 7-9, 2008 in Boston at The Castle with hotel accommodations and additional presentations at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers. For additional information please visit our website.

About Flash on Tap:

Flash on Tap is the first conference created for Flash designers and developers by Flash designers and developers where attendees can experience the excitement of a beer festival while soaking in new ideas, knowledge, information and inspiration. Flash on Tap takes place in Boston October 7-9, 2008 at The Castle at the Park Plaza Hotel. This conference has been created by the teams from Infrared5, Influxis and Red5Server.

For additional information contact Deb Aldrich at deb (at)

Flash on Tap Sponsors:

Flash on Tap 2008 is supported by key industry partners led by Platinum Sponsor, Adobe; Gold Sponsors, FlashEff, Ribbit; Bronze Sponsor, Sapient; Media Partners,,, and and Flash on Tap Partner, The Beer Advocate.