Ben Longoria is an Academic Applications Developer for the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has been developing with Flash since Flash 5, and Flex since the Flex 2 release. For the past 2 years he has also been developing Mozilla-powered applications. Ben has worked on a number of educational and academic projects including cross-platform applications targeting both the browser and the desktop. He takes an active role in interface and interaction design, and enjoys the challenge of creating usable software. In the past he has contributed to projects such as ActionStep, SWFObject, Mozpad, and Adobe's Flex Cookbook.