This year I did a completely different session at Flash on the Beach, talking about what it takes to go freelance as a Flash developer -- what are the challenges and opportunities that await you. It seemed to go down really well and was very happy with the feedback I got. For those of you that asked, here are the slides of my talk and feel free to leave a comment or drop me an email if you have any further questions.
The conference so far has been excellent, I'll be sure to blog a roundup of the various sessions as soon as I get home. The highlight so far for me was definitely Joa Ebert showing off his code optimizer tool (70 fps to 500 fps), Java and C# to SWF compiler. Everyone here is still buzzing about that!