FitC 2008 Session Notes Posted.

Just finished posting the slides from my FitC 2008 session “My Favourite Things”. I don’t think they’ll make much sense outside the context of my talk, but they might be useful for people who attended my session.

You can access the slides at

I’ll also be releasing a bunch of source code and demos from the session on the blog over the next little while, so stay tuned.

As always, FitC was a phenomenal conference. Much love and Kudos to Shawn. It was great hanging out with everyone, and catching some interesting sessions. It was also a nice bonus that the weather was really pleasant (for once) during the conference.

Grant Skinner

The "g" in gskinner. Also the "skinner".



  1. Thanks Grant! It was a fantastic, inspirational and informative presentation. And a pleasure to get to talk to you for a bit afterwards.

    Keep up the great work, it’s such a great contribution to everyone developing with Flash.

  2. I enjoyed going through the slides. The camera experiments were magnificent – got me playing for ages 🙂

  3. Awesome stuff Grant. Couldn’t make it this year but I’m sure I’ll bet at the next one. What font is that you used in your presentation? I’ve been looking for something exactly like that.

  4. thanks for sharing your notes, i’ll be very happy if you can elaborate the “2d arrays stored as bitmapdata” issue.

    big THANKS!

  5. A.

    As far as I understand it Grant is using a bitmapData as an integer typed array.

    The way he explained during his talk, the bitmapData class is really just a big 2D array that stores integers (colour values). Instead of storing colour data for pixels he’s storing a lot of numbers.

    I assume he’s accessing the array with getPixel() although I could be wrong on that account (he didn’t get that far into it). Can you access a bitmapData with indexes? Heh, I’ll have to try that out.

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