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Adobe UserGroup Meeting + BBQ

It’s becoming a tradition, every year in september the AUG Belgium organises an inspirational event and a BBQ afterwards. This year the magic is all going to happen on September 12th. This meeting is powered and hosted by Combell, your host on the internet !

This meeting will focus on Flash and ActionScript and speakers this year are : David Lenaerts , Seb Lee-Delisle and Niqui Merret.

The schedule looks like this:

16:15 : Welcome

16:30 – 17:15 : Off the beaten path (David Lenaerts)

In this session, David will walk through some of the experiments and projects he has done over the past year while elaborating on the concepts behind them. Without getting too technical, he will explain his motives, his love affair with Pixel Bender and the big looming question: “Mmkay, but what’s the use?”. Using experimentation as the main thread, he will try to show how going off the beaten path can take you to sweet little places you didn’t expect, and finally, offer a sneak-peak at some of the more useful projects I ended up doing as a result.

17:45 – 18:30 : bug squashing in foreign environments (Niqui Merret)

She was the point man for Bugfixers XXIV Flash Corps and had been leading the line since God knows when. She knew well that in the jungle of other people’s ActionScript the canopy is so thick that the light only filters through in pale shafts. She took a step forward, the muddy nook sloshed against her thighs. Forgotten slicks of AS2 napalm drifted across the surface, burning fresh sores into old wounds. Malarial clouds of timeline Cong Moui swarmed and bit.

Flash bugs – Charlies, Vietcong, whatever you wanted to call them – she could smell them coming. She showed a flat palm to the slack man behind and the whole line came silently to a halt. She’d been through so many old FLA’s and undocumented hacky AS Classes, that everyone knew they could trust her implicitly. She knew Charlie like he was family and nothing was going FUBAR on her watch.

“Charlie code” she whispered “bites you motherfucking rookies in the ass. But not me, I prioritize, and know enemy code bases inside out. You better listen to me unless you plan on flying home in a body bag. DO NOT hunt Charlie in circles and make sure you document your goddam area for the marines following you up, you understand me newbie? Stick with me and I’ll show you how it’s done.”

A band of Vietcong burst out on the starboard side. “Strike those down” screamed Merret, and turned her Tommy on the Bugs.

18:45 – 19:30 : Work / Play (Seb Lee-Delisle)

Seb shares his experience on the Papervision3D team and as head geek at Plug-in Media putting the fun back into digital, whether through Flash games, projects that involve the wider digital community, or public art installations (like the interactive digital fireworks). For more information about Seb and his work see and

19:30 – … BBQ and drinks !

I am really looking forward to it and hope to meet you all there for a really great event ! REGISTER NOW HERE


Multi-Mania 09 announced, Europe’s biggest multimedia FEST !!

It’s the time of the year again… its Friday the 13th… time to announce Multi-Mania 09, Europe’s biggest FREE Multimedia FEST 🙂.

Multi-Mania 09 - Europe's Biggest FREE multimedia FEST

Multi-Mania 09 - Europe's Biggest FREE multimedia FEST

MultiMania is a two day free conference in KORTRIJK XPO, BELGIUM offering workshops and 4 tracks full of national and international speakers … I think that is kind of unique in Europe …especially because the conference doesn’t cost anything for the attendees.We want alle the multimedia folks to learn something, be inspired and get connected !

I am  really proud to announce that even in an economical crisis we are able to give the multimedia community in Europe  a FREE event  full of interesting sessions and workshops !

The  first day of the event (May 18th) will be one day full of workshops where you will be able to learn a lot from the experts. The second day (May 19th) will be the full conference like you know it from the last 9 years 😉 That means that we are expecting more then 30 spreakers from around the world who have something cool and interesting to tell about DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT, MOBILE,  VIDEO/AUDIO and 3D DESIGN/DEVELOPMENT.

Of course we will also have the one and only  awardshow in the evening where the best multimedia student projects will win cool prices and afterwards we can celebrate atthe 2M09 PARTY !! If you as a company want to meet the upcoming talents, the awardshow is “tha place to be” !

Last year we had more then 1000 peoples attending the event and this year we even have space for even more folks. Registration for the event is FREE and will open at April 20, so mark that date in your agenda!

Speakers will be announced very soon so make sure to check the website as much as you can in the upcoming days… weeks…:-)

If you are interested in sponsoring the event or if you have something cool to talk about, do not hesitate to contact me at info [at] and I am sure we can work something out !

I am looking forward to it and I hope you also do …. 2M09 WILL ROCK !!! 😉

Woman wanted for FREE FITC TORONTO ticket !

I really like conferences, but one thing I always think is : where are the woman ? That is where the next FITC conference in TORONTO comes in… they are doing a great job by giving away 100 festival tickets to woman who would like to attend ! Finally a conference recognizes that women in our industry are underrepresented.

So, how do you get your ticket, lovely woman?

Simple. Tell FITC in a video post or a Flash post WHY you want to come to FITC Toronto. This video can be you, or feel free to create something in Flash!

Here is one of the first  entries :

To enter the competition go to :

I am really looking forward to see a lot of woman at FITC TORONTO 🙂