Yes! I have a podcast!

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I’m always astonished how many people I know don’t realise that I have a podcast. So to address this, and also to celebrate our new half-hour weekly format, I thought I’d post about it!

In the last 4 weeks we’ve had some spectacular guests : Brendan Dawes, Jer Thorp, Stacey Mulcahey, and Clare Sutcliffe from CodeClub. We’ve also started broadcasting our podcasts live through Google Hangouts, and the videos end up on this YouTube playlist.

Jer Thorp on the Creative Coding Podcast

Our most popular episodes have had over 30,000 downloads and we have a 5 star rating on iTunes – you can join us live on Friday 3pm GMT, when our special guest is Eben Upton, co-inventor of the amazing Raspberry Pi.

The Creative Coding Podcast – or subscribe in iTunes

Flashageddon – the aftermath

If you’re wondering about my thoughts on the recent turbulence at Adobe, you could do worse than check out the Creative Coding Podcast, where myself, Iain Lobb and Stacey Mulcahy try to make sense of the current situation.

As always with these off-the-cuff discussions, there were several points that I forgot to make, but on the whole I think it’s pretty balanced. I’m planning another blog post to discuss the future of the Flash Pro app and how I’d like it to support other technologies (not just HTML5). It’s still brewing though. 🙂

Creative Coding Podcast Episode 16 – Flashageddon with Stacey Mulcahey

FOTB recap and live podcast


Mark Burvill‘s final message to FOTB (made with his new found skills from my CreativeJS workshop)

FOTB was awesome this year, and it looks like this will be the last, at least in this guise. I’m sure that John will do something just as awesome next year 🙂

It was an intense time for me as I had a full day of CreativeJS training, and then I had to frantically finish my PixelPhones presentation (blog post coming VERY soon!). As if I didn’t have enough on my plate, Iain and I recorded a live podcast featuring interviews with Lee Brimelow, John Davey and Keith Peters!

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Me and Iain cross-examine Adobe evangelist Lee Brimelow. Photo by Marc Thiele

And despite my busy-ness I still had time to see a few sessions.

My favourite Texan Jared Ficklin pulled out all the stops with some amazing physical interfaces, including this array of smoke rings.

I also caught Josh Davis – I haven’t seen him speak for a while, and it was nice to see his approach and influences. He also spoke about the IBM Watson visualisers he produced with Brandon Hall.

There were so many highlights though, Eva Lotta-Lamm‘s creativity session, Keith Peters talking about tools (no sniggering at the back!) and Gmunk‘s insane trailer for the conference with contemporary dance and computer controlled LED lights!

The elevator pitchers were as amazing as ever, the one that particularly stands out was Mike Cobb‘s beautifully presented physical interfaces.

It was also nice to see some of my friends from outside the Flash world in attendance, shaggy web designer Elliot Jay Stocks, JavaScript guru Remy Sharp and UX-pert (hehe) Sarah Parmenter (who’s running courses in NYC at the same time as me).

There’s such a friendly vibe at FOTB and there aren’t any other conferences quite like it. The location, speakers and just general atmosphere is so fun and welcoming. That’s the best thing about the Flash community and I hope we can retain that into whatever this becomes. But if anyone can do it, John can. I look forward to seeing what he comes up with next year.

Going hifi for CreativeCodingPodcast part 2

Creative Coding Podcast Masthead

Creative Coding Podcast Masthead

We’re back for episode two! This time hacking our way through the mobile jungle, figuring out exactly what the hell is going on. Along the way we talk about Windows Phone 7, the new Android Honeycomb flagship, the Xoom, and the BlackBerry PlayBook.

And this time I’m using my professional recording equipment (as opposed to my iPhone mic 🙂 ) and Val Head has even kindly designed our new masthead.

So if you’re bored on the commute home, or are headed to the gym, why not load up your iPod? More information about subscribing and download links on the Creative Coding Podcast website.

If you’re tweeting, use the hashtag #creativecoding – ta!