This interest took a detour in his college years, when he attended art school and studied poetry, philosophy, and graphic design. When he discovered Flash 4 in , Joseph found his true vocation, one that would allow him to combine his passions for art and science, design, and programming under one roof. Prior to this, Peter worked for Adobe Customer Care as a Flex support engineer and then as a technical account manager.
He also has experience at two startups, building software applications doing imaging and molecular modeling. Jun Heider is a senior developer and technical trainer with RealEyes Media, an Adobe partner company based in Denver, Colorado, with a focus in rich Internet applications. Todd is currently the chief technical architect at Beacon Street Software, based in Boston, Massachusetts.
Occasionally, his thoughts show up in his blog at www. Tom Sugden is a technical architect for Adobe Professional Services. His interest in computers began in the s, programming sport simulators and beep-music on the ZX Spectrum 48k. When the keyboard broke from too much Dailey Thompson, Tom upgraded to the Commodore Amiga and continued to create amateur games but with multi-channel sound in AMOS, before dabbling in the black art of Assembly language.
He has been developing for the Web for more than a decade, with more than eight years in development for the Flash platform. Andrew has developed with Flex since version 1. Andrew is also a regular author for Adobe Devnet and other industry weblogs. NET, and Java-based Web applications. David has always had a passion for motion media, the power of video, and the challenges of usability and interactivity. As a consultant or while employed with other firms, he has worked for a wide range of companies such as American Express, Chase Manhattan, Qwest, Boeing, Macromedia, Adobe, the U.
David regularly performs advanced code and technical best practices reviews, and has provided directional advice for international industry leaders over the past years — including many technical, courseware, and application reviews as an industry expert. With almost three decades of designing and building world-class software, Joe brings creativity and discipline to his work in Flash and Flex.
He is a frequent speaker at conferences and is the originator of the popular MVCS architecture for complex Flex applications. Joe has published several ambitious open-source projects, most recently the Moccasin graphical editing framework and Flexcover, a code coverage tool for AS3. Joe is an active pianist and composer, and performs frequently in the Boston area.