SOURCE: Universal Mind

November 12, 2008 15:26 ET

Media Alert: Universal Mind Team Members to Discuss Rich Internet Applications at Adobe MAX Conference

Team Members Lead Sessions on Adobe Flex and ColdFusion and Participate in Discussion on the Future of RIA

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - November 12, 2008) -

What:  Universal Mind, a leading solution provider of Rich Internet
       Applications, today announced two of its team members will lead
       teaching seminars and one will participate in a panel discussion
       at the Adobe MAX Conference North America 2008. Rich Internet
       Applications are an important part of Web 2.0 deployments because
       they provide a better user experience through improved user
       interfaces and a more consistent online experience, regardless of
       what operating system is used.

Who:   Universal Mind's Director of Technology Brandon Purcell and
       software architect Adam Flater. Purcell has background in
       expertise in building emerging web applications at Universal
       Mind and previously at Macromedia/Adobe. During his tenure at
       Adobe, he supported a wide range of products including ColdFusion,
       JRun, Flex, Flash Media Server and Flash Lite. Brandon authored
       several whitepapers and articles on performance and scalability
       with ColdFusion and JRun and assisted with the launch of the
       Macromedia website built on ColdFusion. Flater's background is in
       working with Java and Microsoft technologies, building both web
       and desktop applications. He has been working in Flex user
       interface and server development since the beta release of Flex 2.0
       in October of 2005. Flater was the lead developer on the
       ActionScript SDK for eBay's Web Services used in the eBay Desktop
       application. Flater is also the founder of the Merapi Project, an
       open source project that bridges Java with Flex on AIR at the

When:  "360|Max - Merapi" an "unconference" inside of Adobe MAX with
       Adam Flater
       Monday, November 17 at 12:30 p.m. PT

       "Architecting ColdFusion For Scalability and High Availability"
       led by Brandon Purcell
       Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 3:00 p.m. PT

       "Inside RIA Outlook 2009: What Every Developer Needs to be
       Thinking About" Panel discussion with Adam Flater
       Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 11:00 a.m. PT

       "Intro to Flex Builder 3" teaching session led by Adam Flater
       Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 2:00 p.m. PT

Where: Adobe MAX North America 2008, San Francisco Marriot,
       55 4th Street,
       San Francisco, Calif.

Why:   Sponsored by Adobe, the Adobe Max North America conference gathers
       together thousands of software designers, developers, partners,
       executives and Adobe staff for education, inspiration and community
       involvement. The two teaching sessions led by Universal Mind
       executives will delve deep into the inner workings of ColdFusion
       and Flex to help developers and architects maximize the
       capabilities of their rich Internet application projects. The panel
       discussion will look at the latest developments in rich Internet
       applications and discuss the top strengths, weaknesses,
       opportunities, and threats that will impact the industry in 2009.

Editorial Contact: Members of the media who want more information may contact Matt McCarthy, Emerge PR,, (617) 729-3175.

About Universal Mind

Universal Mind is an enterprise Rich Internet Application (RIA) development firm that provides optimized web solutions to create engaging user interfaces, enhance information delivery and solve critical business problems. The Universal Mind team, together the largest collection of RIA experts in the world with experience in Flex, AIR and SilverLight, has completed hundreds of successful implementations for highly satisfied enterprise customers across vertical industries and geographies. Featured on Inc. Magazine's 500 Fastest Growing Companies in 2008 and 2007, Universal Mind was founded in 2003 and has offices in Golden, Colorado and Westfield, Massachusetts with resources and customers around the world. For more information please visit:

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