Time for Change: from charity: water to Hillary for America

July 9, 2015

In a few short weeks, I will be leaving charity: water to join Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign as her new Director of Product. I will be working under her exceptionally talented CTO & CPO along with an amazing group of women & men to create digital products around donation, fundraising, volunteering, grassroots engagement, field organization and election analytics, all in pursuit of putting Secretary Clinton into the White House.


Goodbye SF/Hello New York

October 7, 2013

It is so strange to type these words – but last Friday was my last day at Adobe. There are very few companies I’d ever consider leaving Adobe for, but recently I volunteered at a New York-based company called charity: water, and fell in love. They use technology to bring clean & safe drinking water to millions of people in developing countries and I am moving to New York to join their leadership team as Director of Product.


Summer 2013: Where I’m Going

June 19, 2013

In a few short days I start a 7 week sabbatical from Adobe spending it at the heart of everything that is: New York City. I will be going to hackathons, design meetups, music performances, plays, movies in parks, art shows, broadway shows, standup shows & improv shows. I want to visit the offices of Behance, Tumblr, Etsy, General Assembly, FiftyThree, Art.sy and so many more. I want to eat at every David Chang/Momofuku restaurant. I want to drink Stumptown coffee every day, learn the subway system and wear those true summer outfits I am lucky to wear once in SF. I want to talk to as many people as I can who are using technology in whatever way possible to improve the world, just because.


Adobe PM & Evangelists Coming to Europe

February 15, 2012

In less then a week I will be in Europe with my team to talk with customers, engage with developers, speak at events, learn a ton and have some fun.


Top 10 Albums of 2011

December 20, 2011

Its that time of year, friends. My Top-10 albums of 2011.


An important update about Flex

November 11, 2011

I, along with my colleague Andrew Shorten, have posted an update on Flex where we answer a number of questions regarding Adobe’s commitment to Flex SDK.


New & Improved: IAMDEEPA

October 31, 2011

After an embarrassingly long time with an embarrassingly fugly blog, its time to unveil the new, fly, iamdeepa.com!


Take a moment to do some social good

October 6, 2011

My wonderful friend, a fellow techie and all around inspiring, creative and passionate dude, Amit Gupta, has recently been diagnosed with leukemia. He’s the man behind amazing things like Jelly, the photospectactular mailing list/blog Photojojo and the recent new venture: Material. If you’re a fan of any of these sites, a fan of Amit himself, or a survivor of AML – please take a moment read this.


Ready for MAX?

August 23, 2011

MAX 2011 is right around the corner and I’m pretty excited about everything queued up for the conference including juicy announcements, stellar sessions and (my fav) early ideas shown off at MAX Sneaks.


Flex PM Team Heads to India

July 20, 2011

The Flex PM team is heading to India for the Adobe Flash Platform Summit in Bangalore from July 27th – 29th.


Flex SDK and Flash Builder Updates Available – now adding iOS and Playbook support!

June 20, 2011

You can now build and package Flex mobile applications for Google Android, Apple iOS and BlackBerry Tablet OS devices!


Fun Update

April 19, 2011

Man oh man, crazy few weeks.



April 14, 2011

I’ve crumbled and am now on twitter (@iamdeepa).


Announcing Flex SDK 4.5, Flash Builder 4.5 and Flash Catalyst CS 5.5!

April 11, 2011

Just over one year after Flash Builder 4, Flex SDK 4 and Flash Catalyst CS 5.0 shipped, we are incredibly proud to announce Creative Suite 5.5 which includes Flash Builder 4.5, Flash Catalyst CS 5.5 and Flex SDK 4.5.


Back to Europe!

April 4, 2011

I will be presenting both the keynote and a regular session at FFK in Cologne, Germany.


Flex on the iPAD

March 23, 2011

Yes, you heard me right – Flex on the iPad looking and feeling smooth.


Flex, Flash Builder & Flash Catalyst Teams at 360Flex Denver

March 17, 2011

The Flex team is thrilled that 360Flex Denver is right around the corner!


My Top 10 Albums of 2010

February 20, 2011

As per tradition, here’s my Top 10 list of albums that came out in 2010.


Pre-release Program for Flex Hero & Flash Builder Burrito Opening Up

February 11, 2011

I wanted to make sure folks saw Andrew’s post on the Flex Team blog about opening up the Flex 4.5 (Hero), Flash Builder 4.5 (Burrito), and Flash Catalyst 1.5 (Panini) pre-release program to more participants.


My Friends at Dropcam are Hiring

December 7, 2010

My friends over at Dropcam are hiring for some really cool positions.


Flash Player 10.2 Beta Available Now on Adobe Labs

December 2, 2010

Peeps – go get it if you haven’t: Flash Player 10.2 Beta on Adobe Labs!


Adobe Audition for Mac now in public beta

November 22, 2010

Just wanted to give a brief shoutout to Adobe Audition which now has its first ever Mac version in public beta on Adobe Labs.


Late Night Coding

November 17, 2010

I remember back in college I would sit down in lab (at Berkeley the undergraduate computer labs were basically dungeons set two floors underground) and start working on a project and glance up and realize 8 hours had passed by in a flash.

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Flex Product Management Team is Hiring!

November 4, 2010

We’re now looking to hire three new product managers to the team and we’re hoping that you could be the right person for one of those positions.


Flex Roadmap (MAX Session) on Adobe TV

November 3, 2010

My session from MAX, Flex Roadmap, is now available for viewing on Adobe TV.

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Announcing Preview Releases of Flex SDK, Flash Builder and Flash Catalyst

October 25, 2010

The Flex team is very proud to announce that preview releases of the next versions of Flex SDK, Flash Builder and Flash Catalyst are available now on Adobe Labs!


MAX and must-not-miss MAX sessions

October 20, 2010

Wow, time has flown by. Adobe MAX 2010 is right around the corner!


Announcing the ActionScript Code Coverage Plugin for Flash Builder 4

September 30, 2010

I am very excited to share with the ActionScript community an ActionScript Code Coverage Plugin for Flash Builder 4.


Reminder: First Hero Open Iteration Meeting on Friday

September 29, 2010

The Flex SDK team would like to remind folks that the first Hero Open Iteration Meeting is scheduled for Friday, October 1st.


New Hero Build Posted

September 29, 2010

As part of the new Hero development process, we have posted a second Hero build for folks to play with certain Hero features and capabilities.

Exciting Developments with Hero

August 27, 2010

I’d like to share some exciting developments with the Hero release (codename for the next version of the Flex SDK).


Wow! Wow! Wow!

August 26, 2010

Folks, live-blogging from Day 2 keynote at the Flash Platform Summit, Bangalore.


Friends: They Keep It Real

August 2, 2010

Apologies, non-Flex post, but I had to share since this really made me laugh for like 5 minutes this morning.

New Flex 4/Spark online training program

July 15, 2010

I just wanted to plug an awesome new online training program specifically for creating Spark components and Spark item renderers.


Flex SDK 4 & Flash Builder 4 Updates Now Available!

July 1, 2010

The Flex team is very excited to announce the release of Flex SDK 4.1 and Flash Builder 4.0.1 which are available for download today!

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July 1, 2010

It is with great pleasure that we introduce to you the next release of the Flex SDK, code-named Hero.


FITC San Francisco 2010

June 28, 2010

One of my absolute favorite Flash conferences is coming to my beloved city! FITC San Francisco is August 17th – 19th in beautiful, sunny, joyous SF.


Interested in joining the Flex team?

May 18, 2010

We have a few job openings on the Flex framework team, both on the desktop related features as well as on the new mobile initiatives.


Heading to China for the Adobe Flash Platform Summit

April 4, 2010

I am super excited that in a couple of weeks, I will be in Beijing to speak at the Adobe Flash Platform Summit.


Mirroring layouts in Flex

April 2, 2010

The feature I’m most excited about is the new “layout mirroring” feature which lets developers mirror their layouts for right-to-left locales. The intent of this feature is to trivialize repurposing a Flex UI designed for a left-to-right language (like English or French) for a right-to-left language (like Hebrew or Arabic).


Flex 4 and Flash Builder 4 have left the building!

March 22, 2010

On behalf of everyone on the Flex and Flash Builder product teams, it is with great pride that we can announce that the final versions of Flex 4 SDK and Flash Builder 4 are available for download today!.


Update to SDK 3.5 Released

February 2, 2010

I just wanted to make sure everyone was aware that we have posted an update to the Flex 3.5 SDK that went out in December.


A New Year, A New Role

February 1, 2010

After some soul-searching and pondering I’ve decided to move from my Lead Computer Scientist role on the Flex SDK engineering team and join the Flex Product Management team to work as a Product Manger focusing on the Flex SDK.


Flex User Study Underway

December 22, 2009

We have a Flex User study underway that will immensely help us in planning the next couple of versions of Flex. We are taking the results of this survey super seriously – so please, spend a few minutes taking the survey.


My Top 10 albums of 2009

December 17, 2009

So, let me present to you my top TEN albums of 2009.


FXG 2.0 – Hurrah!

November 5, 2009

I’m SUPER SUPER excited to announce that the FXG 2.0 specification has been posted to the Flex Open Source site here. In the rest of this post, I explain what FXG is and what has changed between FXG 1.0 and FXG 2.0 – read on!


Learn About the Flex Component Cycle for Halo and Spark Components

September 17, 2009

I’ll be speaking at 2 user group meetings next week (Tuesday in San Francisco, Wednesday in San Jose) all about Flex component lifecycle.

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Speaking at BAADAUG Meeting (2/24) About Gumbo & Adobe Flash Catalyst

February 20, 2009

I’ll be speaking about Gumbo, the Spark architecture, component development and showing off some cool stuff that is coming into the Gumbo trunk daily.


Flex Community Feedback Forum

January 26, 2009

I just wanted to publicize the upcoming Flex Community Feedback Forum that is occurring this Wednesday, January 28th.


I’ve Been Stickerized!

November 18, 2008

In what may be the highlight of my Flex career so far, I’ve been stickerized!


Time to MAX!

November 16, 2008


Lead Us, Barack

November 5, 2008

I have never been so full of joy, hope, inspiration and pride at what America did last night in electing Barack Hussein Obama the 44th President of the United States.


Whats with the ‘Fx’ prefixing?

October 29, 2008

If you follow the commits in the Gumbo SDK trunk, you may have noticed that about a week ago, a series of name changes were checked in.


Josh Buhler, Brian Telintelo – See you at MAX!

October 7, 2008

In case you didn’t know, anyone can contribute code to the Flex SDK by submitting patches. The Flex SDK team started an incentive program where every 3 (accepted) patches got you an Adobe-related book off your Amazon wishlist and every 10 (accepted) patches got two lucky ducks a free ticket into MAX care of Adobe.


Adobe Flex 3.0 for Dummies: Released!

August 5, 2008

Hallelujah! The day is finally here. Our book is in print and you can order it from Amazon today!


Shameless Plug

July 18, 2008

I’m a classically trained Bharathanatyam dancer (a form of South Indian dance) and I’ve got set of full-length shows coming up which I am very excited about.


I broke the build, I broke my face.

June 19, 2008

My tire got stuck in between the tracks and I fell…hard…my face went right into the curb. Right after I realized I had totally broken the build.


Where have I been?

May 19, 2008

I know, iamdeepa has been very quiet lately. This is because I’m heads down working on the Flex 3 for Dummies book.



February 25, 2008

Yes people, its out: Flex 3 SDK, FlexBuilder 3, Air 1.0, opensource.adobe.com. Learn it, love it, live it. We do.


360Flex ATL, Here I Come!

January 29, 2008

So I woke up on Tuesday morning with an email from Matt Chotin asking me if I wanted to speak at 360Flex Atlanta.

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New build of FlexBuilder for Linux available!

December 19, 2007

The Alpha 2 drop of FlexBuilder for Linux has just been posted on Adobe Labs!


Where did the FlexBuilder Advanced Constraints UI go?

December 14, 2007

New in Flex 3 is the vaguely named, but oh-so cool Advanced Constraints feature.


Big releases for Flex, FlexBuilder and AIR

December 13, 2007

In case you’ve been living under a rock with no MXNA access, the final beta of Flex 3 SDK and FlexBuilder 3 was released on Adobe Labs last night along with AIR Beta 3.


Goodbye social life, hello technical writing.

October 23, 2007

I am super excited to announce (finally) that my good friend Doug McCune and I will be writing the Flex 3 for Dummies book for Wiley Publishing.


SystemManager: Every Flex application’s best friend

October 17, 2007

When I first joined the Flex framework team, the Flex SystemManager seemed like a black magic, voodoo-y class that no one in their sane mind wanted to touch.


My Flex family.

October 10, 2007


MAX withdrawal… (and session code/slides)

October 8, 2007

Holy Moly – I’m back from MAX and am absolutely exhausted and incredibly invigorated!


MAX 2007, Chicago

September 24, 2007


So I made that promise at 360Flex….

September 20, 2007

I have caved to the pressures of the Flex blogging elite as well as am honoring that flippant promise I made at 360Flex in Seattle: start a work blog by MAX.