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Flash Camp St. Louis
Date and Time
September 9, 2011 08:45 AM - 05:00 PM (GMT-6 Central Time US & Canada, Guadalajara, Mexico City)
470 East Lockwood Ave Saint Louis, MO 63119
Ben Bishop first started working with Flash in 1999 and has been a professional Flash and Flex developer for the past 8 years. He has had the luxury and good fortune of working with some of the greatest minds of the Flash community. Recently, Ben has used the freedom of being a freelancer to take on jobs that help broaden his view and experiences with all the great things Flash can do. While he is passionate about improving his proficiency with Flash, he's even more passionate about trying to get to the day that both developers and clients are happy with the grand majority work that is being done in the Flash world. Ben has built Facebook games, eLearning applications, dashboards, desktop publishing applications, and eCommerce sites. He has done work for Wachovia, IndyCar, Humana, Conviva, Elsevier Health Sciences, Blue Shell Games, Guardian, Brown Shoe, PrintNow, and Adobe.
Danielle has over 12 years of experience in a multitude of user research and usability analysis methods utilized on a wide variety of applications, including hardware, Windows, web, telephone, and mobile. Her successful designs have been implemented at both large and small, public and private companies in many industries ranging from pharmaceuticals to car rental to financial services.
Now working as an independent consultant, Danielle is a frequent speaker at local and national conferences. She was the founding Vice President of the Boston chapter of the Usability Professionals Association and served as Panels chair and Experienced Practitioner co-chair for the 2007 and 2008 Usability Professionals' Association Annual Conferences, respectively. She has a BE in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering from Vanderbilt University and a MS in Human Factors in Information Design from the Elkin B. McCallum Graduate School of Business at Bentley University in Waltham, MA.
Jason Hanson brings over ten years of experience developing for the Flash platform to the work he does for Universal Mind. He is a front-end developer with a good grasp of both visual design and back-end concepts. Jason is proficient with ActionSctipt 3, and Flex. He has experience building a wide range of products including video games, eLearning applications, enterprise applications, charting components, dashboards, desktop publishing applications and video applications. Jason has contributed to projects for clients including Sony Pictures Entertainment, Adobe, FedEx, AT&T, DYMO, SuperSecret, and PrintNow. Most recently Jason has been building quick start apps for Adobe using the Flex 4.5 SDK targeting both AIR for Android and Web deployment. The 'Shopping Cart Application' he worked on is featured on Adobe Labs and was showcased in the Keynote at MAX 2010: http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/flexsdk_hero/samples/.
Rob has been developing web pages and applications since 1994, and has been an instructor since 1999, teaching web and graphic design to thousands of students. His clients have included the United States Bureau of Land Management, the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the States of California and Nevada and many other federal, city and county agencies; the United States Army and Air Force; Fortune 500 companies such as AT&T, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Safeway, and Coca-Cola; software companies including Adobe, Oracle, Intuit and Autodesk; the University of California, San Francisco State University, and the University of Southern California; and hundreds of small businesses and non-profit agencies, both in the United States and abroad. Rob is an Adobe Certified Instructor, Certified Expert, and Certified Developer, serves as an Adobe User Group Manager, has been named as an Adobe Community Professional for his volunteer work answering user questions in online forums and also helps users as an expert moderator on Adobe’s Community Help system. Rob lives in Northern California with his wife and two children.
Rob is the author of XML: Your visual blueprint™ for building expert websites using XML, CSS, XHTML, and XSLT; HTML, XHTML and CSS: Your visual blueprint™ for designing effective websites; Master VISUALLY: Dreamweaver CS4 and Flash CS4 Professional, ActionScript 3: d: Fully LoadedYour visual blueprint™ for creating interactive projects in Flash CS4 Professional, the Flash Catalyst CS5 Bible, Teach Yourself Visually Web Design, and Android.
David Ortinau is a freelance web developer relying on the kindness of many friends to deliver his projects on time with minimal blood-loss. He has been developing web applications for 15 yrs with internet startups, advertising agencies, and enterprise healthcare vendors. While list of technologies he admits to knowing is rapidly shrinking, he does continue to work with Flash, .NET, Rails, and mobile platforms (iPhone, Android, Windows).
Aaron is a regular speaker at Adobe Max, FATC, D2WC, and FITC. His topics range from Flex components to Designer and Developer workflow best practices.
Aaron has been a lead, planner and architect on projects that include many private and public web applications. Among the public sites that he is excited to highlight include: Lexus.com,Scion.com,Toyota’s “Build Your Toyota” configurator, the Yahoo Mail Flickr application, Adobe WorkflowLab, and DevelopmentArc Maque. Maque is a cross-platform, technology application that allows you to rapidly create temporary data solutions so you can confidently test your application while staying focused on your development goals.
Dee Sadler is an Adobe geek girl and designer who codes. She is an Adobe Certified Expert & Instructor and CTT+ Technical Trainer, founder of KCCoreGroups (KC's Adobe UG community) and Adobe Community Professional for the Creative Suite. She is a frequent speaker at conferences including Adobe MAX in 2010, St. Louis Flash Camp, FATC, NCDevCon and many more.
Dee is the conference organizer for D2W, a designer/developer/mobile workflow conference that just happened in July of 2011 in Kansas City, MO. D2W will also be online, and maybe it will be on the road next year.
Her favorite topics to speak on are CSS, wireframing, Design for devs, Fireworks and anything workflow related within the Creative Suite. Dee also did a few videos for Total Training on Dreamweaver CS5 and Fireworks CS5 (http://www.totaltraining.com/bios/deesadler.asp). She also has a workflow podcast on iTunes called D2WPodcast and just had an article in the Adobe Edge newsletter come out. Design 101 for Developers (http://www.adobe.com/newsletters/edge/january2011/articles/article6/index.html). Blog at macwebdiva.wordpress.com, website www.aboxofpixels.com.
Dee's day job is in R&D/Innovations at Sprint creating as a UI geek thinking up the next big thing and creating prototypes.
Ben Stucki is the Founder and Chief Architect at Digital Analog LLC, where he creates some of the world’s most advanced Rich Internet Applications. His ability to fuse powerful server-side technologies with advanced client-side rendering have made him a critical asset to projects such as Universal Mind’s SpatialKey and B-Line Medical’s SimCapture, and his contributions to open-source projects such as Degrafa, FlexLib and Reflex have earned him recognition as one of the industry’s best minds. Today, Ben continues to explore the boundaries of what’s possible online at benstucki.net.
Paul Trani is a passionate 15-year veteran of the interactive design and development scene. As an Adobe Flash Platform Evangelist, Paul has earned a reputation as a dynamic and respected speaker. He has years of experience as a driving force for award-winning agencies, and he draws on that experience as a presenter, Adobe Certified Instructor, courseware developer, and Lynda.com trainer. Prior to joining Adobe, Paul led a team of interactive designers and developers at Starz Entertainment producing multi-million dollar web and mobile campaigns.
Christina York manages a team of 6 user experience designers, researchers, and architects. Christina has worked in corporate, not-for-profit, and academic settings and has been architecting experiences for 10 years. When not serving as the poster girl for lessons learned meetings, Christina is busy supporting students in the IA/IxD/UX field, rooting (against all odds) for the Detroit Pistons, and seeking a horror film that will finally scare her.