My name is Rui Silva, I was born and live in Portugal and Iíve studied Psychology in College. From there I had a few work experiences as a Graphic and Web designer and finally landed on a Flash Development job back in the days of Flash 4. The first real large scale application that Iíve developed was with Flash MX2004 and it basically is an Health Information System. It was developed against a Java back-end on top of an Oracle database. This application is still in production with several live sites around the world and is still being maintained in AS2.0. We are currently planning its evolution to Flex and it is in that context that Iíve had some contact with development methodologies and techniques which have been seen some buzz lately. I am also a Flex Builder 4 Prerelease tester along with Flash Catalyst and Flash Wave. I work at a Portuguese company called ALERT Life Sciences Computing, S.A. I am married and father to a 3 year old boy.