Adobe MAX 2009
March 27, 2009 ·
Ted Patrick has posted an update on MAX 2009 where he confirms that MAX North America will be Los Angeles, October 4-7, but there will be no separate European event this year (no word on a Japanese event yet). However, in addition to the live, in-person event, he hints that "MAX will take place ... online" and says Adobe "will be taking the online experience to the next level." Given the huge audience for MAX 2008 sessions on AdobeTV, this is an interesting development. I've only been to one MAX Europe (Barcelona in 2007) and, for me, it was a better experience than MAX North America because it was a smaller, more intimate affair and I actually went to sessions nearly all the time (it's where I learned most of my Flex / AIR theoretical skills). But it wasn't a great networking opportunity in the same way the North American version has always been. For me, the biggest benefit of attending MAX has always been the networking and I often do not attend many sessions. Being able to watch them after the fact was great. It'll be interesting to see how this pans out for 2009.