Come join us for The battle for control of the future of computing debate at

7 PM (PST/GMT +8) on Thursday, February 12 in the Bronco Student

Center (Ursa Minor) at California State Polytechnic University in

Pomona. Microsoft Corp. and Adobe Systems Inc. will present their

contenders for whose technologies will dominate. Adobe (maker of

Photoshop, Flash and Dreamweaver) is encouraging developers to create

media-rich desktop computer applications that operate independently of

the Internet through its Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR). Microsoft

wants developers to create media-rich applications that can be used

online through its Silverlight technology.

Sam Stokes, academic developer/evangelist at Microsoft Corporation and

Kevin Hoyt, platform evangelist at Adobe will represent the two sides.

The free event is sponsored by the Interactive Web Development Student

Association, the Computer Information Systems department in the

College of Business Administration and the Inland Empire ColdFusion

User Group and will be streamed live over the Internet. Pizza,

refreshments and a free drawing for multimedia software will be


If you can't make it in person, you can watch it live or afterwards at

RSVPs to [email protected] are encouraged

Parking will be $5.00 at Cal Poly Pomona Parking Structure.