1. Hang with Passioniate People. Remember when work was fun?
There is nothing as exciting and invigorating as spending 3 days with people who get it, people who love it, and people who are as excited as you. People like our speakers, our attendees, our sponsors, and our volunteers. So come, if for no other reason than to recharge your creative inspirational batteries. Don’t believe us? Check out the FITC Toronto highlight reel!
2. Flash legend and Creator of FFFFOUND, Yugo Nakamura, On Stage For The First Time In 5 years!
He’s one of the biggest names in the interactive design community and he’s only speaking at FITC San Francisco. In his presentation, Yugo will talk about what he has been working on, the ideas that sprung from those works, and what challenges they plan to tackle in the future.
3. Co-Creator Of Processing, Ben Fry
He’ll cover the latest incarnation of the Processing project, which targets Android devices. It’s designed for rapid iteration and to streamline how you develop and prototype. On the other hand, it provides a simple platform for building applications that make use of the affordances of mobile devices–touch input, location and tilt sensors, always-on network access, and portable, high-resolution screens.
4. Adobe Under the Hood Sessions. 12 of them. Straight from the Experts.
With FITC San Francisco being in Adobe’s head office home town, we really wanted to involve Adobe in a cool way, so together with Adobe we put together 12 sessions on a diverse range of topics covering Flex 4, OSMF, Flash CS5, AIR, LCCS, Flash Catalyst, and more.
5. The Influxis Voodoo Lounge. Oh Yeah.
Free Beer. Live DJ. An unconference vibe. Off the beaten path presentations. Interviews. Experiments. Live coding. All streamed live for the world to watch. Only at FITC San Francisco. This is sure to be EPIC!!!!
6. It’s Not Just About Flash
We love Flash, regardless of what Apple says. But we also love other technologies. So we have presentations on a whole wack of topics: HTML5 • Android • FLEX • RIA’s • Robotlegs • Processing • LCCS • Catalyst • HYPE • AIR • Geolocation • Multi-screen • Union • Social Media API’s • OSMF • Away3D • Unity3D • Papervision3D
7. Creator of Se7en title credits, Kyle Cooper
Kyle’s accomplishments include over 150 film title sequences including Se7en, all three Spider-Man films, Across the Universe, Zathura, Dawn of the Dead, Mission: Impossible, Braveheart, Tropic Thunder, The Mummy, The Incredible Hulk, and many more. We’ve spoken to a few insiders who tell us that for Se7en, Kyle locked himself in a room and proceeded to scratch on film pieces for hours. What ended up on screen is actually Kyles blood. Amazing.
8. Touch, Touch, Touch!
FITC San Francisco isn’t just about watching cool shit, it’s also about trying out cool new shit! You can get your hands on the latest cool interactive devices and frameworks like Arduino, the Litl WebBook, Hype Framework, Robot Legs, Android, and tons more.
9. Be A Part Of The First Ever Game Of 600-Player Pong!
This is no joke, programming dynamo Colin Moock will be make the word premiere of a game he’s created using Megaphone and all attendees of FITC San Francisco will be able to join in on the fun.
10. Save Some Cash Money
Yes, we saved the best for last. We know you want to go. And we want to help you get there. So here’s $200 off any ticket. Do it. Discount code: tenreasons