Pete has been a software developer and publisher, first founding his own company, Seaquest Software, some thirty years ago, which is still going strong. His recent development efforts were as a volunteer code committer for the Eclipse IDE and working on PHP-based web sites for small start-up companies. Pete stumbled upon Adobe’s booth while attending EclipseCon 2006. Wondering what Adobe was doing at an open source centric conference, he stopped at the booth and discovered Flex Builder running on the Eclipse IDE. Pete instantly I recognized what Flex could do for RIA client/server applications. Rushing home, he installed the Flex Builder 2 beta and has been hooked on Flex software development ever since.