Welcome Ryan Stewart

After much begging and pleading, John and Tom finally allowed me into the 360|Club. I’ll be joining them to help put on both the 360|Flex Seattle conference as well as other conferences down the road. For me, it’s really exciting. I got to feel the vibe of 360|Flex in San Jose as an attendee, and spend some time with Tom and John which made me really want to be a part of what they’re doing. I think the roaring success of the first 360 Flex was due to the work those guys put in and the general excitement of Flex developers at the conference. After seeing it, becoming part of the team sounded great.

I also think their approach, the smaller, low cost conferences is great. The number of Flex developers gets bigger every day, and with technologies like Apollo on the horizon we can do a lot with 360|Flex and help developers get to know the technology. The Flash/Flex community is a great one to be in, and the speakers we had for San Jose were phenomenal. I’m hoping I can help bring in the same level of speakers for other conferences down the road.

360|Flex Seattle is still a few months away, but I can’t wait to jump in and get people excited about it. I get to show off Seattle to a bunch of developers and help host a fun conference in the process. I’ll still be blogging regularly, and I still have my day job, but 360|Flex is going to be a big focus of my energy. You guys deserve the best, and I’m hoping I can keep up with John and Tom to keep giving that to you. If you have any questions, feel free to drop me a line or ping me on IM. Viva la 360!