Spring Conference Flash on Tap May 28-30, 2009 in Boston with all-star design and developer speaker line up and 100 Super Early Bird tickets.

November 3, 2008—Boston, Massachusetts—Flash on Tap, the first-ever Flash design and development conference and beer tasting festival, today announced spring conference dates, May 28-30, 2009 in Boston. The conference organizers, Infrared5, Influxis and Red5Server have planned both educational and inspirational sessions while tapping into one of the key elements of a successful conference—delivering an opportunity to network with industry leaders, colleagues and customers.

The Flash on Tap conference is organized around main-stage speakers which appeal to all attendees followed by afternoon break-out sessions where attendees can choose the sessions they wish to attend. The mid-day presentations include small talks and provide attendees with information and inspiration around skill-building, technique, professional growth and creativity. All conference events take place in the Flash on Tap Beer Garden and Theatre Lounge.

On the main stage, speakers are evenly balanced between Flash design speakers such as GMUNK (Bradley Grosh) and Chris Georgenes—and Flash development speakers including John Grden and Grant Skinner. Motion graphics guru GMUNK, presents GMUNKkickdown09 while Chris Georgenes, Mudbubble LLC, gives insights into advanced animation workflows with his presentation on Flash Animation Tips & Tricks. John Grden, Senior Software Developer, Infrared5 will show how to optimize Flash projects for the leading open source 3D rendering library for Flash in his talk, Papervision on Viagra. And, Grant Skinner, CEO/Architect at gskinner.com, covers Things Every ActionScript Developer Should Know. Additional main-stage speakers include presentations by visionary industry leaders covering a wide range of topics relevant to the Flash community. A full list of speakers and their topics can be viewed on the website, www.flashontap.com.

“With the recent launch of Flash Player 10 as part of Adobe’s CS4 product release, and the upcoming Flash Media Server 3.5 with its new features, as well as new stuff coming from exciting projects like Red5 and Papervision3D happening in the open source world of Flash, the new conference dates allow the Flash industry to share their unique perspective on these topics while the topics are hot,” said Chris Allen, Flash on Tap Conference Program Developer and Infrared5 CEO. “The Flash community has always been about figuring out how to master code and creativity and then sharing it with each other. We’re offering a way for the community to come together and do that.”

The first 100 registrants can purchase Super Early Bird tickets for $495 which includes a signed, custom-designed Keith Peters limited edition Flash on Tap t-shirt. Keith is known for his books about the Flash platform and is creating the artwork which will be silk screened on a limited edition t-shirt and available for the first 100 registrants. Included in all conference registrations are breakfasts, lunches and reception tickets for all parties including the Flash on Tap barbecue and Flash Trivia night.

For more information on the conference, speakers or to register for Flash on Tap visit our website http://flashontap.eventbrite.com

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 May 28-30, 2009 at The Castle. This conference has been created by the teams from Infrared5, Influxis and Red5Server. www.flashontap.com

Flash on Tap Sponsors:

Flash on Tap 2008 is supported by key industry partners including ActionScript.org, Adobe, AIGA/Boston, Electric Rain, Flashgoddess.com, friends of ED, IdN World, Influxis, Infrared5, NetDiver.net, Noble Desktop, Peachpit, PilotVibe, PointRoll, Ribbit, Sapient and The Beer Advocate.

For additional sponsorship information contact Deb Aldrich at deb (at) flashontap.com.