Phil Heinz has been developing data-driven applications for over 25 years. His clients have included NASA, the U.S. Navy, Macromedia (now Adobe), O'Reilly Media, and Wells Fargo. Since 1999, Phil has been integrating Flash and Flex into manufacturing, retail, telecom, equipment automation, and other exciting areas. In 2005, Phil began work on a Flex 2-based monitoring and control system for luxury yachts. Phil manages and presents monthly Flash and Flex training sessions for his Adobe Breeze-based Flash User Group meetings. Phil resides near Sacramento, California, and enjoys kayaking, hiking, and photography.