July 25th, 2017. The web changed on this day. Well really it changed in April of 2010. What do these dates mean? What was Flash? Soon many of you won’t even know. Dead, like beta and laserdiscs and walkmans. Was this technology revolutionary or a curse? Whatever you think or know, Flash was world-changing for thousands of designers and developers. Their body of work laid the foundations for much of the modern web and for much of what is still to come. Collectively our learnings from successes and failures with this technology have shaped the future of interactive design and technology.
Join Rick on this nostalgic journey through the era of Flash as we celebrate the people and projects that brought joy and wonder to so many people and sowed the seeds for an endless number of careers in interactive.
To remind us all of the enormous contribution Flash made to interactive design and development and possibly foster some conversation about where we are now and where we are headed.
Designers and developers new and old. Lovers and haters of Flash. All are welcome.
Some Things Audience Members Will Learn
Why Flash was great
Who some of the key people were during this great time in the web’s history