Just got word of this.
I guess Lynda is committing her time to Lynda.com and the training materials there.
It will be interesting to see where this goes. I’ve posted some criticism of FlashForward over the last year or so, mostly due to their high cost of admission, and spending so much money on food and fancy parties, rather than keeping the price lower and concentrating on the content. However, the Boston event this year was very well attended, sold out I heard, and got pretty good reviews.
On the other hand, I’m kind of puzzled why Beau would purchase a Flash conference. It’s my understanding that he’s moved over to mostly a Silverlight shop, and has been a speaker at the last two MIX events. I’m curious to see if FlashForward will continue to be completely Flash-oriented, or will start to be a Silverlight/Flash conference. I’m not attempting to start any rumors or bash Silverlight or MS. Just curious to see how the next conference shapes up, which is already scheduled for August in San Francisco.