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About me: I have a background in mathematics (PhD, Purdue) and medicine (MD, Yale), and I've created hundreds of Flash, AJAX and mobile applications for clients worldwide. My full-time occupation is in medicine (I'm a pediatrician in So. Cal.), but I also have two part-time jobs (programming and medical expert). In addition, I tend fruit trees and vegetable, succulent and bee-friendly flower gardens, one cat and a wife. All three step-sons are adults and on their own (for the most part).
About me: I'm from Hamburg, Germany where I still live. Studied graphic design at Institute of Design/Hamburg and became a freelance graphic designer. Writing books & magazine articles & tutorials.
Hobbies/interests: Bauhaus artists, undergrounds & railroads & public transport systems, zebras, knitting
Fun Fact: I didn't think I'd ever need to write more than 3 consecutive sentences again after graduating from college.
About me: I've been a Graphic Designer on and off for just about 20 years now and have been in some form of Website Development since Netscape Navigator was "the good one". I've dabbled in Photography, Illustration and Video Production, but have probably forgotten more than I remember about any of them. I enjoy long walks on the beach, candlelit dinners, holding han... er, wait, wrong profile. I'm a bit of a beer snob and enjoy just about any craft beer you set in front of me, except IPA's (I've never met one I liked anyway). I spend a good portion of my home-time in front of a large charcoal grill/smoker and tossing a ball around the yard with my son during the handful of warm months we get in MN. Otherwise we generally huddle in the darkness with his mom for warmth, under a large number of blankets, hoping the sun will come back again.
About me: Retired from IBM Research a dozen years ago use Photoshop to keep my mind active. I'm enjoying retirement and my five grandchildren. Its easier being a grandparent than a parent. In fact its a pleasure.
About me: I started with Premiere 6 and a bundled Pinnacle DV500 card when I bought a pre-built Alienware Pentium 3 computer January 2002, I now build my own, see reply #6 in https://forums.adobe.com/message/6536849 for my latest. After asking a LOT of questions, I was able to start giving back by sharing what I've learned with other Premiere users, now Premiere Pro I also participate in a few other forums, answering questions when I either know the answer myself, or when I can share a saved link leading to a relevant discussion. I'm now retired, and spend some of my free time writing (the rest of my ‘free’ time belongs to my wife’s Honey Do list… or so she thinks) plus working on her online store. My Amazon Author's Page http://www.amazon.com/John-Thomas-Smith/e/B001KI9SUY/
About me: love cats, not surprising: I have been a veterinary nurse for nearly 30 years and my avatar is that of a one of our cats. Run a Dutch Adobe Video forum. My husband and I like to travel the world. I never go without a photo and video camera. That is where Premiere Pro comes in. Love editing. It's a hobby that has gone way out of hand.
About me: I grew up in Los Angeles amid the counter-culture/sexual revolution. When I attended school, personal computing and the Internet didn't exist. Although I trained and worked briefly as an x-ray technologist, my deeper interests laid elsewhere. So I moved to the San Francisco Bay Area and hung out at Stanford University. Well actually the campus coffee shop and pinball arcade where I met like-minded people who enjoyed games & intellectually stimulating conversation. Eventually, I arrived in a sales & marketing office where I met my future husband, a writer and ultimate business partner. After a 13 year career in sales, I switched hats and worked as an administrator in the behavioral healthcare sector for 10+ years. Today, I'm co-owner of a small business, a freelance web developer and print/graphic designer -- skills acquired mainly from experience rather than any formal training. I live in Simi Valley, home of the Reagan Presidential Library, with my husband of 33 years and our cat Reggie, as well as a 50 lb outdoor raccoon whom we call Rollo.
Hobbies/interests: Art, science, music, film/video, nature, photography, sewing, knitting, crocheting, cooking, hiking, golfing, fine wines and protecting the integrity of non-GMO and heirloom seeds.
Fun Fact: I'm hooked on Candy Crush & Soda Crush Saga. Please send me some lives.
Fun Fact: I am an avid watcher & observer right from dried leaves in the twig to human faces in the crowd, can almost predict the storyline from the cover of the unreleased Book. I can converse with any age group from 7 to 70 as per the other partner’s choice endlessly. An universal food lover barring snakes, crocs & frogs. I have god’s gift to fall asleep anywhere anytime, this power nap helps to rejuvenate. A voracious reader with no discrimination except science fiction.
About me: Being a typical Gemini, I combined careers as civil engineer (research, college professor) and as musician (classical flute, chamber music concerts and flute teaching). My real passion is learning and teaching, not astonishing that I discovered Adobe Captivate as an all-round tool to create engaging learning assets to my students. In college I was responsible for a lot of technical subjects (construction), project management and integration of ICT in building companies. Since 2009 I got involved in the Advisory board for Captivate, was invited as Adobe Education Leader and Adobe Community Professional. Now I'm a freelance consultant/trainer for advanced Captivate solutions. My blog http://blog.lilybiri.com has become a reference for worldwide Captivate users. I'm around on social media.
Hobbies/interests: Traveling is my third passion (next to learning and music). As a worldwide globetrotter, the only continents missing in my log books are Antarctica and Australia/Oceania. The Sahara and Himalaya are my favorite landscapes, and I'm fascinated by cultures from Tibetans and Dogons!
Fun Fact: Nobody in the USA can pronounce my real name, hence the nickname LilyBiri, where Lily is my call name in the family, and Biri the name of my late husband.
About me: Born and raised in Massachusetts – Associates in Studio Art, Bachelors in Electrical Engineering, Bachelors in Information Systems. I freelance as a web/graphic designer and programmer. I live in the middle of nowhere in what I call north of northern New York... where there are probably more cows than people, and there aren't a lot of cows.
Fun Fact: Old and boring – I pass time apple herding when the trees are dropping ‘em.
Favourtite Drink: Any single-malt whisky, preferably Ardbeg or Lagavulin
Fun Fact: My first programming experience was with Logo language, somewhere in the mid 90's.
About me: Originally from Switzerland, I came to Tokyo in 1987 to perform a 3-months software installation. Now, almost 30 years later, I am still here and enjoy what Tokyo has to offer in abundance: parks, museums, classical concerts and opera, 300,000 restaurants – I still haven’t tried all of them