Claiming Technorati

27 06 2007

I am lame. Must update this blog regularly. Claiming my profile. Technorati Profile

Placeholder Post: Adobe Gets a UK Evangelist

1 05 2007

Starting a second blog is always dangerous, and this one is no exception. I owe an update to discuss the inaugural meeting, and still havent done so. In the meantime Adobe has open sourced the Flex SDK and formally launched Apollo. So i need to write that up.

I do have some news which should excite the UK Adobe ecosystem: we’re getting our own evangelist. That is correct. Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch told me recently that Adobe is investing in some more European representation. Well done Adobe. As soon as the UK person is hired I will run a Bedale Group event so people can get to know the person.

Calling Organisations Building To Adobe: meeting 1

16 03 2007

Wow. I have been crazy busy of late, and not drumming the Bedale Group rhythm very hard. Which is a bit risky given the inaugural meeting is next week – March 20th, starting 6:30pm, at Bedales Wine Shop in Spitalfields Market Near Liverpool Street.

I am hoping to see anyone that wants to build applications or services on Adobe platforms as a commercial proposition. That is, services firms, ISVs or SaaS types, rather than grassroots or enterprise developers. Organisations that are looking for corporate support from Adobe as an ISV program. People targeting Apollo Applications. People integrating with Livecycle. You are all welcome.

There will be some nice wine to drink.

Inaugural Meeting of The Bedale Group March 20th

27 02 2007

I have been talking to folks and Henry Blythe (Arch), Richard Leggett (AKQA) and Andy Hood (AKQA) can all come along on the 20th. That’s close enough to a quorum for me. So block out your calendars Adobe community people. We now have a date to work towards.

What Is the Bedale Group?

16 02 2007

An unassociation for the UK Adobe ecosystem. If you’re a software or services company that specialises in Adobe platforms I would be very interested to hear from you. The idea is to create an occasional forum to drink wine and discuss what Adobe needs to do to sustain and improve its engagement with the local corporate developer community. We certainly don’t aim to compete with the UK Flash User Group or anything – we’re primarily targeted at organisations rather than individual developers although I want Tink onboard.