One of our Flash Camp Philadelphia speakers, author, friend and long time Philadelphia Flash Platform Adobe User Group supporter, Jonathan Kaye, PhD is up for an Adobe MAX 2009 Award for his incredible emergency response training/simulations system CommandSim. CommandSim is literally saving lives every day. Jonathan has a unique opportunity for the right person located in/near Philadelphia, who also happens to be attending Adobe MAX 2009 – read on for more info straight from Jonathan:

CommandSim is used by tens of thousands of responders each month, has been named a finalist in the Adobe MAX award category of Public Sector. This means we will be seated during the award ceremony on Oct 6 in a VIP area, and, if we win, we will go up on stage to accept the award (no speech, though), and shake hands with Mark Hamill and the Adobe team. Of course it will be filmed and I assume distributed somewhere.

The day before, Oct 5 (Monday), there is a demo night in which conference attendees can see the finalists and interact. Setup is from 4:45-6PM, and the reception is 6-8PM.

On Oct 6, the awards precede the Sneaks (I think around 5 or 6PM), so the seating will be fabulous. I would like to find someone who would like to help me out on Oct 5 and then sit next to me on Oct 6 — we have a decent chance of winning, and who knows!”


Jonathan Kaye, PhD
President, Equipment Simulations LLC / /
(888) 511-2452

So if you are in or near Philly, heading to MAX and willing to help out a bit, there is a sweet VIP seat waiting for you. Please contact Jonathan and see if the two of you hit it off well enough to be selected. Good luck to everyone and thanks to Jonathan for this unique opportunity!

Also don’t forget to vote for your favorite MAX Award (hint: CommandSim for the win!) – The awards voting opens up next week on the 28th at this URL: