So I think you’ll agree that ActionScript has come a long way since its humble beginnings as a simple scripting language for controlling timeline animations. However, while each new version of the language has been accepted with open arms by developers, creatives have been less willing to embrace it. This is a terrible shame, because it’s the incredible work by all you animators and illustrators out there that put Flash on the map in the first place.

So if you’re still tinkering with ActionScript 2, or even 1 then you might be interested in Hoss Gifford’s free ActionScript 3 training course. It’s taking place in Glasgow on the 24th and 25th of November and is aimed squarely at people who currently throw smatterings of ActionScript onto the timeline.

I had the pleasure of working with Hoss a few years back and he’s one of those rare breed of people who has mastered Flash from both a programming and creative perspective. He’s also an exceptional communicator who’s spoken at various conferences all over the world. What I’m trying to say is this. If anyone can teach ActionScript 3 to non-programmers, it’s Hoss. Do yourself a favour and sign-up for it. And hurry, there’s limited space.

Oh and did I mention that he’ll have you write a game and stick it on iPad, iPhone and Android by the end of the second day? Exciting eh!

And yes, I did say it was free.