Dave Flatley has been a Flash Platform Architect for over a decade. In the summer of 2006, he founded PXL Designs, LLC as the natural outgrowth of his freelance consulting work in the greater New York City metropolitan area. Over his career, he has consulted for companies such as Adobe, Intel, Fidelity, Capital One, Fleer, Redmond Software, DRS Technologies, Merrill Lynch, and Selective Insurance. Dave has been a regular contributor to the Flex community with projects such as Attest (the Flex Certification mock exam engine), open source code and components, maintaining RIA related blogs, and writing articles about linking Flex and related web server technologies. When not working, Dave enjoys playing the guitar and doing things outdoors, like chasing the squirrel from the birdfeeder.