RIAPT AUG: Progressive Enhancement and World Video Digital Signage

Having a full day job and being a active blogger, makes it hard to find some free time to give presentations and worshops. But as I always wished for an active Adobe User Group in Portugal, it was hard to decline the invitation by Paulo Moreira, for the next meeting, February 27th.

I’m not really a full scale programmer, but having worked over 7 years with Flash, and being recently seduced by the advantages of web standards, the best i could remember for my session was the subject of Progressive Enhancement, or how to present  rich media experiences while delivering alternate content.

Here’s the meetup info:



  • February 27, 2009 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm PST
  • Address:
    Rua do Século, 80 1200-436 Lisboa
  • Venue: Centro Cultural O Século (Bairro Alto)
  • Speakers:
    • Armando Alves:
      Progressive Enhancement: Enlarge your Flash Accessibility
      1) Technology isn’t always a hero: From Flash to Ajax
      2) Graceful solutions for alternative content
      3) Transformation: reusing your XML data
    • Ricardo Neves:
    • World Video Digital Signage
      A project developed by JP Sá Couto and AmplitudeNet for low cost digital signage basead on the Flash Platform.

  • I’ll try not to be too technical, so if you’re interested in the subject, please drop by (signup required) . If not, i’ll post the the presentations slides here.