July 21, 2009 - 26 comments

Flash on Twitter – 100+ essential people & topics

This is a list of some of the most influential and interesting sources on Twitter. It's somewhat California-centric, but includes major Flash events, evangelists, and pros from around the world. It's not absolute nor complete. But I did make a point of finding people that are active and often on topic.

Update: I'll update the list over the next few days for accuracy and add/remove names if requested. I also created an Addendum for 15 19 new names & sources (added on Wed), so if you've already gone through the list, you don't have to guess what's new.

@adobeflash - Adobe Flash
@adobegroups - Adobe Groups
@AdobeTV - Adobe TV
@air - Adobe AIR (by @ryanstewart)
@Flash_Platform - Flash Platform (by Matt Rozen)
@pixelbender - Adobe Pixel Bender

Events & Groups
@360Flex - 360 Flex Conference
@adobemax - Adobe MAX
@BugQuash - BugQuash (Seattle based Flex SDK bug fix event)
@FITC - FITC Conference
@flashallstars - Flash Allstars
@flashbelt - dave schroeder
@FlashDenNet - FlashDen
@flashontap - Flash on Tap
@flashtuts - Flashtuts+ (Flash tutorials)
@FOTB - Flash on the Beach
@fwa - Rob Ford (Flash Website Awards)
@insideria - InsideRIA
@silvafug - Silicon Valley Flex User Group

Adobe Team & Evangelists
@adobeted - Ted Patrick (Events & Community)
@arnog - Arno Gourdol (Sr. Engineering Manager, AIR)
@ashorten - Andrew Shorten (Platform Evangelist)
@cantrell - Christian Cantrell (Technical Product Manager)
@ccoenraets - Christophe Coenraets (Flex Lead)
@ddura - Daniel Dura (Platform Evangelist)
@duanechaos - Duane Nickull (Evangelist)
@ehadobe - Eric Herrmann (Flex Bugs)
@esulliva - Edward Sullivan (DevNet)
@garazi - Greg Rewis (Worldwide Evangelist)
@gburch - Greg Burch (Flex Mobile)
@gregorywilson - Greg Wilson (Enterprise Platform Evangelist)
@jdowdell - John Dowdell
@jlward4th - James Ward (Flex Evangelist)
@joshdura - Josh Dura (Technical Account Manager - FMS)
@kevinlynch - Kevin Lynch (Chief Software Architect) - private
@leebrimelow - Lee Brimelow (Platform Evangelist)
@mchaize - Michaël Chaize (Adobe France)
@mchotin - Matt Chotin (Sr. Product Manager, Flex SDK)
@mesh - Mike Chambers (Principal Product Manager for Developer Relations)
@nigelpegg - Nigel Pegg (FCS, ConnectNow)
@parkerkrhoyt - Kevin Hoyt (Senior Product Specialist)
@pdehaan - Peter deHaan (Flex SDK QE)
@pburnett - Paul Burnett (Flash Evangelist)
@rlux - Rachel Luxemburg (Community Manager)
@robchristensen - Rob Christensen (Product Manager, AIR)
@robdixon - Rob Dixon (Flashlit.com)
@ryanstewart - Ryan Stewart (Platform Evangelist)
@sfdesigner - Doug Winnie (Group Product Manager for Workflow and Web Tools)
@sjespers - Serge Jespers (Platform Evangelist)
@tomkrcha - Tom Krcha (Platform Evangelist)
@vortex - Matt Voerman (Senior Technical Consultant)

@andremichelle - Andre Michelle (Flash audio dev)
@bartekd - Bartek Drozdz
@BenStucki - Ben Stucki
@bigspaceship - Big Spaceship
@bit101 - Keith Peters
@bitchwhocodes - stacey mulcahy
@BK4D - Ben Kanizay
@BrianDunphy - Brian Dunphy (Flex Authority)
@brianjeremy - Brian Jeremy (JUXT Interactive)
@C4RL05 - Carlos Ulloa (Papervision3D)
@cg219 - Clemente G
@dalerankine - Dale Rankine (Flash mobile dev)
@daringfireball - John Gruber
@darronschall - Darron Schall
@dougmccune - Doug McCune
@drawlogic - Ryan Christensen
@drwoohoo - Dr. Woohoo!
@flashfreaker - Robert Reinhardt
@FlashGuru - Guy Watson
@flight404 - Robert Hodgin
@gillesguillemin - Gilles Guillemin
@gruber - John Gruber
@gskinner - Grant Skinner
@jesterxl - Jesse Warden
@jnbeck - Nate Beck (@BugQuash)
@joa - Joa Ebert
@johnlindquist - John Lindquist (pv3d.org)
@joshtynjala - Josh Tynjala
@joshua - Joshua Kinberg (PBS)
@JoshuaDavis - Joshua Davis
@kristoferjoseph - Kristofer Joseph
@lisamarienyc - Lisa Larson-Kelley
@lordalex - Alex Leon
@LordBron - Tom Ortega
@mdowney - Mike Downey (Silverlight evangelist)
@ Michael_Plank - Michael Plank (FDT Master)
@neave - Paul Neave
@NeoRiley - John Grden
@peterelst - Peter Elst
@phillip - Phillip Kerman
@Pucknell - Shawn Pucknell (FITC)
@Quasimondo - Mario Klingemann
@rblank9 - R Blank (Rich Media Institute)
@richtretola - Rich Tretola (EverythingFlex)
@robpenner - Robert Penner
@scalenine - Juan Sanchez
@scottjanousek - Scott Janousek - private
@sebleedelisle - Seb Lee-Delisle (Papervision3D)
@stevensacks - Steven Sacks
@TheFlashBum - Jesse Freeman
@thenewstuff - OneZeroThrice (ARtisan)
@tmtek - Tony MacDonell (Teknision)
@UnitZeroOne - Ralph Hauwert (Core Developer for Papervision3D)
@waxpraxis - Branden Hall
@webr3 - Nathan

(names in list added after original posting)

@BugQuash - BugQuash (Seattle based Flex SDK bug fix event)
@jnbeck - Nate Beck (@BugQuash)
@johnlindquist - John Lindquist (pv3d.org)
@bartekd - Bartek Drozdz
@Michael_Plank - Michael Plank (FDT Master)
@cg219 - Clemente G
@BK4D - Ben Kanizay
@sjespers - Serge Jespers (Platform Evangelist)
@ashorten - Andrew Shorten (Platform Evangelist)
@UnitZeroOne - Ralph Hauwert (Core Developer for Papervision3D)
@drwoohoo - Dr. Woohoo!
@lisamarienyc - Lisa Larson-Kelley
@fwa - Rob Ford (Flash Website Awards)
@gregorywilson - Greg Wilson (Enterprise Platform Evangelist)
@tomkrcha - Tom Krcha (Platform Evangelist)
@insideria - InsideRIA
@C4RL05 - Carlos Ulloa (Papervision3D)
@webr3 - Nathan
@thenewstuff - OneZeroThrice (ARtisan)

Update part 2:
I didn't add all of the suggested names - there's too many great people (~150+ suggestions). I filtered for "signal to noise" and relevance to SilvaFUG users.


I highly recommend that you take the time to make personalized lists for your UGs and friends. They'll appreciate it =)

Published by: radley in adobe, Flash, Flex, Inspiration


July 23, 2009 at 9:20 am

Ups… the last Twitter account is not from Germany. May be misleading what I have written. Sorry.

July 23, 2009 at 9:19 am

From Germany:

User Group with 95,000+ Users and a conference with 500 attendees

Head of the Flashforum and main organizer of FFK a nice conference

THE(!) Flash Magazine ;)

Elliot Rock
July 23, 2009 at 12:48 am

Great List. I know its a flash list but for developers who are really pushing it you must get your heads into progress of @webr3 (Nathan). http://www.webr3.com

His work in HaXe/as3 is the future. Several peoples on this list will vouch for that.

On a level of what he is contributing to the flash community via his blog he deserves a mention and a case of Lagavulin.

cheers @elliotrock

Greg Burch
July 22, 2009 at 1:27 pm

I was wondering where all of my new followers were originating from :). I am no longer mobile apps architect but I am leading a new seed effort called Flex Mobile.

Rich Tretola
July 22, 2009 at 1:26 pm

Please update my @richtretola

@richtretola – Rich Tretola (EverythingFlex)

and then list a second twitter id if possible as we have a direct twitter id for http://www.insideria.com

@insideria – InsideRIA


July 22, 2009 at 9:49 am

thanks for the great list! here some updates from switzerland:

flash at the lake – swiss flash usergroup conference

swiss flash usergroup conference

swiss flash agency & flashblog “flashot”

Doug Winnie
July 22, 2009 at 8:43 am

Hey there — Great list — One minor correction, I’m now the Group Product Manager of Workflow and Web Tools, which includes Dreamweaver, Fireworks and integration of the Flash Platform tools (Flash Professional, Flash Builder and Flash Catalyst)


Ian Yates
July 22, 2009 at 2:48 am

Great list! Thanks for the mention too (@flashtuts).

nick lewis
July 21, 2009 at 10:25 pm


July 21, 2009 at 10:23 pm

that’s an amazing list
I can suggest 15+ more if you like
(does 100 sound better than 85?)

(3) Adobe


Serge Jespers


(12) Flash Community


Brendan Dawes

Koen De Weggheleire

Ralph Hauwert

Oscar Trelles

Hugh Elliott

Dr. Woohoo!

craig swann

chuck freedman

Marcos Weskamp

Chafic Kazoun

Lisa Larson-Kelley

(5) plus a few others if you need






Serge Jespers
July 21, 2009 at 10:11 pm

Here’s a full list of Adobeans on Twitter: http://www.webkitchen.be/2009/02/18/adobe-on-twitter/

You missed quite a few of us on the evangelism team ;)


Ben Kanizay
July 21, 2009 at 9:34 pm

Great list.
I’m @BK4D

Joel Stransky
July 21, 2009 at 9:18 pm

9+ years with flash you’d think I was at least worth mentioning. Feeling really defeated right now.

July 21, 2009 at 8:43 pm

@biskero mobile

July 21, 2009 at 7:19 pm

@Sean you mean this list, right?


(everyone else so far: I’ll update the list tonight…)

Jesse Freeman
July 21, 2009 at 7:01 pm

Thanks for adding me, I like that you think I am “on topic”… Here are a few other great people you should add to the list:

@johnlindquist – pv3d.org
@Michael_Plank – FDT Master
@Seantron – Flash Programing God
@joseeight – Social Media Networking Architect Engineer Community Expert
@bartekd – Flash 3d Expert
@cg219 – The Flash Boy Genius

These are just a few other people I follow.

Cool Kourt
July 21, 2009 at 6:43 pm

@coolkourt (CoolKourt from GoingHardOnline) – Definately loves & supports the community. Plans on spreading most of the knowledge from you guys to the less fortunate.

Nate Beck
July 21, 2009 at 6:12 pm

@BugQuash – Runs events for the open source Flex SDK (more exciting tweets coming very soon here)

@jnbeck – Adobeholic (and I occasionally throw things at @dougmccune)

Sean Moore
July 21, 2009 at 6:10 pm

Nice list. I have one just like this for Flash, Flex and AIR peeps.

Scott Janousek
July 21, 2009 at 5:19 pm

@flashontap (Flash on Tap – Boston based Flash Conference)

Scott Janousek
July 21, 2009 at 5:18 pm

@scottjanousek (Flash, Mobile and Devices)

Matt Voerman
July 21, 2009 at 5:12 pm

Thanks for the ping – FWIW whilst i’m still definitely a community player, i’m also an Adobian – (Snr Technical Consultant)

July 21, 2009 at 4:02 pm

Thanks Mike. Updated =)

Mike Downey
July 21, 2009 at 3:20 pm

Thanks for this great list!

One small correction – I (@mdowney) am no longer at Adobe. :)

Thanks again!

Mike Downey

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