It was the first time I've made it out to an Adobe User Group Belgium meeting since their relaunch and have to say I was very impressed. We had a fantastic venue in Antwerp and several speakers from Adobe to show off the latest features in Creative Suite 5 that was just shown to the public the day before. The video introduction done for the Belgian user Group by Johnny Loiacono, Adobe's Senior Vice President of the Creative Solutions Business Unit, was a nice way to kick start the evening.
On a personal note I'm very impressed where they've taken it since the humble beginnings of the Macromedia User Group with Serge Jespers and myself. I for one would never have guessed that we'd end up doing regular events of this scale, their ambitious goals are definitely becoming a reality.
I'm happy to see a real community resurgence around Adobe products and technologies, another testament of which was the recent launch of the ColdFusion User Group Belgium.
The next meeting is on April 29th covering Rich Internet Applications and will include among other things a session on LiveCycle ES2 Mosaic and a Flex framework panel discussion (the event will be in English).
Find out more here: www.adobeusergroup.be