Marco has been passionate about informatics since he was little more than a child and used to program games in Basic for Commodore 64 before dedicating himself, while still very young, to innovative projects for the web using Flash and Director (as far back as versions 3 and 5.) In 2001, he began to collaborate with Macromedia Italy. Since that year he has produced and headed a long series of presentations, conferences and articles, which you can find listed in detail in his blog entitled ""hands on Adobe world"" (casario.blogs.com,) which is currently receiving several thousands of unique visitors every day.
In 2005, Marco has founded Comtaste a company dedicated to exploring new frontiers in Rich Internet Applications and the convergence between the web and the world of mobile devices?MobyMobile and YouThru are representative of their recent work.
Another example of Marco's achievements is that he is founder of the biggest worldwide Flash Lite User Group and of www.augitaly.com, a reference point for the Italian community of Adobe users, in which he carries out the role of Channel Manager for the section dedicated to Flex http://www.augitaly.com/flexgala/
He is author of AIR Cookbook (O'Reilly), Advanced AIR Applications ( FriendsOfED), The Essential Guide to AIR with Flash CS4, Flex Solutions: Essential Tecniques for Flex 2 and Flex 3 developers ( FriendsOfED). and is the co-author/technical editor of Essential Flash 8, Professional Flex 2, Flash Application for mobile devices
Preparing for the Flash Catalyst's era
Flash Catalyst will change the way designers and developers will work together to create Rich Interactive applications.
In this session, with the support of Comtaste's Creative Director Kira Garfagnoli, you'll learn key features of the latest version of Flash Catalyst as well as the technologies behind the tool such as the FXG format and the Flex SDK 4.
You'll discover how to work with products such as Photoshop and Illustrator to create the look and feel and the user experience of a RIA, while automatically generating the necessary code in the background.