Arno Gourdol

Director of Engineering for Adobe's Flash Runtime

Talk: Future of the Flash Runtime
(Room A, Friday, 9 p.m. to 10:15 p.m)

Arno Gourdol is a director of engineering for Adobe's Flash Runtime at Adobe Systems. He has worked on Adobe AIR, Adobe's multiscreen runtime for standalone apps on desktop, mobile devices and TVs. Previously he led various initiatives within Adobe's Creative Suite Business Unit, including XMP, Version Cue and Bridge. Prior to joining Adobe in 2001 he was part of the User Interface team at Apple that conceived, designed and implemented Aqua, the user interface of Mac OS X. Arno is a graduate of the Grenoble University. He lives in San Francisco and enjoys traveling from Abel Tasman to Zanzibar.

John Koch

Community Manager at Adobe Systems

Talk: Opening Keynote
(Room A, Friday, 7 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.)

John is a Community Manager at Adobe Systems, responsible for the community development and for its events all over the world, from South America to asian countries. Before Adobe, he worked at Macromedia as International Support Manager for 4 years. John is very interested in getting to know the work and the groups of designers and developers in Brazil.

Grant Skinner

GSkinner Chief Architect / CEO

Talk: ADHD FTW, LOL!
(Room A, Saturday, 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.)

Grant Skinner is an internationally recognized leader in the field of rich interactive experiences. His body of work spans experimental interaction, applications, games, websites, installations, embedded devices, and mobile, with a recent focus on projects that span multiple environments. Grant fuses his experience with design, user experience, development, and business with a driving creativity to produce projects that push the boundaries of interactive technologies. While building gskinner.com into a leading interactive production shop, Grant has worked with a wide range of high calibre clients including AOL, BBC, Salesforce, Nissan, Adobe, GE, Atlantic Records, Comcast, EA, CNN and DirectTV.

Demian Borba

CEO at Action Creations

Talk: Opening Keynote, Opening on Saturday and raffle announcer

With more than 11 years in technology, interactive media, design, business and training, Demian is one of the 90 Adobe Community Champions in the world (ACCs) and also a professor at UC San Diego. He is the CEO of Action Creations, an award-winning agency based in San Diego, with clients including General Electric, Adobe, Callaway Golf and ASP (Association of Surfing Professionals). Flash Camp Brazil organizer, Jornada Adobe organizer and manager of one of the most active Adobe user groups in Brazil: Jornada Adobe Brasil. Surfer, extreme sports admirer and always looking for new talents in interactive design and development to work in his agency.

Matt Snow

Art Director at Zynga

Talk: Design & Social Interactions in Mobile Gaming
(Room A, Saturday, 2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.)

Matt Snow is the Art Director for the Mobile team at Zynga. His team is responsible for Zynga's mobile game visual design and user interaction. Prior to Zynga, Matt worked at Adobe as an Experience Design Manager for the XD Customer Engagements team, Design Manager for the Mobile and Devices team, and Interactive Art Director for the Multimedia team; worked at Macromedia as Interactive Art Director; and worked at Quokka Sports as Creative Director. He's currently addicted to many, many iPhone games. Some of his work is available on his web site.

Andre Matarazzo

Founding Partner & CCO at Gringo

Talk: Status in the 2010's
(Room A, Friday, 7:45 p.m. - 9 p.m.)

Andre Matarazzo started his career as an AD in São Paulo, Brazil at McCann-Erickson in 1997. His international career began in 2000, when he moved to Canada to work for Blast Radius. The following 5 years have been spent exploring different cultures around the globe and learning what are the universal triggers of great brand communication while working for Blast Radius in Holland, Farfar in Sweden and TYO-Id in Japan. In 2006 Andre returned to the motherland to start what is today dubbed as one of the 100 most creative digital agencies in the world: Gringo. Gringo has evolved from production to a full-service digital strategy and creative agency through the years, and today employs 70+ people and is the digital AOR several multinational accounts, including the Coca-Cola Trademark, Windows Live, Absolut Vodka, Rider, Unimed Rio, Levi's, São Paulo Futebol Clube and Boehringer Ingelheim, among others.

Alex Karpovich

CEO at AlternativaPlatform

Talk: Digging into Molehill, the future of Flash
(Room A, Saturday, 9:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.)

Alex Karpovich works as AlternativaPlatform CEO, leading Alternativa3D and AlternativaCore development, being responsible for company development and international operations. He also manages Tanki Online and takes part in "Aqua 3D" games. Working with Flash from it's version 3, Alex was one of the first people who began to spread an idea of 3D in Flash Player. Now this dream becomes true - new Flash 3D API codename Molehill is coming!

James Polanco

Founding Partner & Architect at DevelopmentArc

Talk: Don't just skin it, style it!
(Room A, Saturday, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.)

James Polanco is a web application architect and co-founder of DevelopmentArc. His focus is on client-side technologies and workflows using Flash, Flex, AIR, and HTML. James is an avid blogger, community supporter, trainer, co-host of the D2W Podcast and co-author of Adobe Press' "Adobe Flash Platform Start to Finish: Working Collaboratively with Adobe Creative Suite 5".

Daniel Dura

Founding Partner of Dedo Inc

Talk: An Introduction to Touch & Gesture Based Devices
(Room A, Saturday, 3:45 p.m. - 5 p.m.)

Currently based in Dallas, Texas, Daniel Dura is Vice President of Product Development at Dedo Inc., focused on providing both hardware and software solutions for interactive displays systems. Most recently, Daniel was Senior Platform Evangelist at Adobe focusing on Adobe AIR, Flex, and Flash. After joining Macromedia in 2003, Daniel helped in partner development, engineering, consulting, marketing and business development on many projects including the AOL Instant Messenger API for Macromedia Central, the Yahoo! Maps Flash API, and the Flash Platform API for Facebook. He was also product manager on the Adobe AIR team focusing on platform validation and API design and also helped lead developer outreach efforts as a Product Manager for Developer Relations. Daniel has given presentations on Flash, AIR, Flex and ActionScript all over the world to thousands of developers at user groups, meetings, and conferences.

Fernando Reule

Parner-Director & CPO at Seagulls Fly

Talk: Managing talents, challenges and solutions
(Room B, Saturday, 12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.)

Product Designer graduated from UFRJ, Fernando works as partner-director and production manager at Seagulls Fly, an award-winning company based in Rio de Janeiro, responsible for the creation of web sites, 3D animations, illustrations, image manipulation and special effects for the advertising market, with clients including Toyota, Adobe, Coca-Cola, Sprint, UCI and Petrobrás. Don't forget to check the DEMO REEL of Seagulls Fly.

Igor Costa

Founder & CEO at RIACycle

Talk: Flex for mobile devices
(Room B, Saturday, 2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.)

With 6 years of experience in Flex, Igor became known in the Flex community evangelizing the product in companies and universities around Brazil, being the first Flex instructor in the country. Today he leads the development and the consultants team of RIACycle, the company he founded. Has spoken in many national conferences such as Just Java and Flash Camp Brazil 2010. Also in international ones such as OSFlash Conference. Igor also organizes events such as Flex Mania. Brings together 11 years of experience in Software Development and shares with all the same dream where information has to be cheap and fast. Dedicates to create, share and explore the values of each RIA solution with his students.

Elad Elrom

Adobe Community Professional & Writer

Talk: Developing & Deploying AIR Applications for TVs
(Room A, Saturday, 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.)

Elad Elrom is an Adobe Community Professional and one of the strong players in the Flash development world. He brings a fresh perspective, a strong background, and an inherent knack for the more subtle aspects of the Flash platform. He’s been involved very early in a number of Adobe products. Elad Elrom is a consultant, technical writer and technical lead. As a technical writer, Elad wrote books covering Flash technologies. He maintains an active blog and has spoken at several conferences regarding the Flash platform. He has helped companies follow the XP and Scrum methodologies to implement popular frameworks, optimize and automate built processors and code review, and follow best practices. Elad has consulted a variety of clients in different fields and sizes, from large corporations such as Viacom, NBC Universal, and Weight Watchers to startups such as MotionBox.com and KickApps.com.

Claus Wahlers

Partner and CTO at Powerflasher Brasil

Talk: Designer ♥ Developer
(Room B, Saturday, 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.)

26 years ago Claus Wahlers received a very special christmas gift: a brand new Commodore 64. What ended up irritating his parents was the fact that he spent uncountable days and nights hacking his new toy, and quickly he was able to build an acoustic collector of 300 baus to explore the incredible world of BBSs. Since then, Claus is a programming lover. Among other things, he wrote firmwares for microprocessor based devices, home banking systems, an engine to render browser content and also a Commodore 64 emulator in ActionScript. Nowadays he is partner and CTO at Powerflasher Brasil, a production agency in Sao Paulo. Claus and his team specialize in application development for the web, desktop, mobile and other devices, as well as technical consulting on emerging technologies.

Gabriel Laet

Co-Founder/Technical Lead at doubleleft

Talk: Take it to the Next Level
(Room B, Saturday, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.)

Gabriel Laet started his career at JWT, spent a season in Los Angeles at Seso and worked for Gringo for a couple of years, developing games and hotsites with the main focus on Flash. Developed projects for clients including Ford, Coca-Cola and Absolut. Nowadays he is co-founder and technical lead at doubleleft, an interactive production studio. He actively participates in the production of all projects, including games, hotsites, mobile apps and physical installations.

Cássio Souza

IT Director at Gringo

Workshop #4: ActionScript 3.0 On Fire: Workflows, Build, SCRUM and Version Control for professional development projects
(Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Cássio Souza is the IT Director at Gringo, with more than 10 years of experience in web development. Responsible for managing the team, coaching and for the constant search on new technologies and formats to create engaging interactive experiences. Has worked as an instructor, training more than one thousand students in web technologies and management methodologies such as SCRUM and XP. As a programmer, he developed projects for Coca-Cola, Absolut Vodka and received 2 FWAs (which recognizes excellence on execution). Besides that, Cássio frequently runs talks and workshops on events like Agile Brazil and Flash Camp.

Mário Júnior

Instructor and Flex/Java Developer at D-Click

Workshop #1: Flex for Java Developers
(Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Mário Júnior trabalha com desenvolvimento desde 2000 e migrou para desenvolvimento Web com PHP em 2002. Em 2006 iniciou os estudos com Java (JEE) e desde 2007 vem trabalhando com integrações Adobe Flex e Java, desenvolvendo aplicações seguindo o conceito de RIA (Rich Internet Applications) com back-ends JEE. Atualmente colabora no DClick Team alocado na cidade do Rio de Janeiro-RJ.

Neto Leal

Sr. Flash Developer at Wikitoria

Talk: Flash Debugging Tools
(Room B, Saturday, 3:45 p.m. - 5 p.m.)

Neto Leal is Sr. Developer and Flash Analyst at Wikitoria, responsible for all the production and development of Flash and iOS content created by the agency. Has 11 years of experience in web development, always focused on Rich Internet Applications. For 4 years, he worked as Macromedia and later Adobe instructor for iMedia, an authorized training center in Recife, his city of birth. Nowadays Neto lives in Sao Paulo, bringing together the experience of being part of some of the main advertising agencies in Brazil such as Urbana, Cubo CC, Hello Interactive, Gringo, Agencia Click and Africa. His focus is Flash, ActionScript and currently the mobile market. He has spoken at important conferences in Brazil and has done award-winning work for clients including Oi, Coca-Cola, Fiat among others.

Rafael Machado

Adobe Certified Instructor

Workshop #3: Adobe Desktop Publishing Suite,
From InDesign to the iPad
(Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Creative Director of OC Promotion Arts of Curitiba, an award-winning agency working with promo-marketing. Business professional with more than 6 years of experience in marketing, communication, training and software certification. Instructor on tools such as Coolhunting, After Effects, Premiere, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and game development, social media and 3D. His clients include Grupo Positivo, Natura, Seara and All.

Leon Kulikowski

Adobe Certified Instructor

Workshop #2: Flash Catalyst,
Creating interactive prototypes in record time
(Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Leon Kulikowski is a senior instructor for web technologies at Impacta Tecnologia. Having more than ten years working as web developer, he has extensive experience in training and coaching professionals and companies into the web world. He is also educational consultant for Adobe Brazil and manager of AUG Dreamweaver Brasil. Nowadays, he is involved in a number of educational projects and technology broadcast.

Victor Yves

Co-Founder & Creative Director at VG Web

Talk: Get to know the App Stores available in the market
(Room B, Saturday, 9:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.)

Victor Yves is co-founder and creative director at VG Web, an award-winning digital communications agency and mentioned by ESPM/SP as a reference in Alagoas. Graduated in Graphic Design, he has worked with web for 9 years and was one of the speakers in the largest student design meeting in Latin America (NDesign) in 2010 in Curitiba. Nowadays, he has work published in different economical sections in Brazil, Chile, US, Spain, Panama and Angola. He leads a team of designers, programmers and advertisers on interactive projects focused on ROI. At VG, he adopted the philosophy to elaborate interactions around people based on technology and design.