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About me: Born in Brooklyn NY, Ben Fhala discovered his passion for data visualization six years ago while he was working at Parsons in New York, in their data visualization department PIIM. He is the owner of the online video training school, 02geek.com and 02skills.com, and an Adobe ACP. He enjoys spending most of his time learning and teaching, and has a love for visual programming and visualization in general. Ben started his career as a flash animator and got recognized by Adobe, he was invited to be part of the pre-release and advisory board for future Adobe programs. Ben has had the honor of developing applications for US Congress members, Prime Ministers, and Presidents around the world. He has built many interactive experiences for companies such as Target, AT&T, Crayola, Marriott, Neutrogena, and Nokia. He has technically directed many award-winning projects and has been a part of teams that have won three Agency of the Year awards.
Hobbies/interests: gardening, tea brewing, and user experience, specially as how user experience is approach by different cultures
Fun Fact: I have published over 100 video titles, I used to be a regular audience member on morning TV shows. My website 02skills.com dedicated to teach an array (pun intended) of several programming languages.
About me: I am Nick, Florida boy stuck in Kentucky. Was born in New York. I am a father, designer, animator, cartoonist, video editor, and website/app designer/developer with more than 18 years of experience. I am currently employed as a Visual Information Specialist for the U.S. Army. I do freelance when the project intrigues me. I am well-rounded in most Adobe programs. Offer creative designs/advice in all mediums.
Hobbies/interests: My hobbies are learning the new Adobe software, animating, sports and drawing. I got involved with adobe with photoshop 3.0. It was like 11 floppy disk back in 1994 I believe.
Fun Fact: I got involved as an ACP because of my good friend and mentor Chris Georgenes. I love helping people. He got me hooked on flash now called animate with his books how to cheat in flash. I live, breathe, and bleed creativity.
About me: Hi, I am from New Delhi, India. A Multimedia Professional and Corporate Trainer with experience in various fields i.e. Graphic Design, 3D Animation, Video Editing/ VFX, Web Designing, UX / UI, VR / AR, and Digital Marketing. I was into production full-time before been a trainer and still do some freelance :-) I started with Video Editing as a hobby when I was in High school. After my high school, I pursued a professional diploma in 3D Animation & VFX for 3 years with Graduation & Post Graduation. I am certified Expert/Professional & Instructor by Adobe, Apple, Unity3D, Microsoft, IIB Council. Some of my certifications are - Adobe Certified Expert Master in Graphic Design, Web Design and Video and Audio; Apple Certified Professional in Final Cut Pro 7 & X; Unity Certified Developer; Adwords fundamentals, Certified Digital Marketer & Microsoft CRM certified. As a corporate trainer from last 8 years, I have trained individuals to corporates around the world I.e. Adobe Systems, Capgemini, Deloitte, Tns rm, MB Holdings LLC, World Health Organisation (WHO), HBO, KPMG, Bain & Company, Indian Air Force, Airbus, etc.
Hobbies/interests: Gaming, Read about technology, Photography, Video Editing
Fun Fact: Can’t think of any as of now. Website - http://www.vishuaggarwal.com/
About me: I am a hiker and cyclist living in Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C. My highest hike was to 19,340 feet (Mount Kilimanjaro) and the longest bike ride I’ve done is 70 miles. I have just returned from a 10-day bicycling tour in Poland. In high school, I did layout on our school magazine without a glimmer of knowledge that this would become a career. I graduated from New York University with a major in English and a minor in Journalism. My professors were editors at The New York Times, and they taught me about proportional type, measuring in ems, and so much more that I still use in InDesign. I started doing electronic layout in 1989 with Ventura Publisher and Aldus PageMaker, and soon added Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat into my workflow. When I am not teaching as an Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI) at Adobe Authorized Training Centers, I format books, newsletters, and flyers. And answer questions on the Adobe Forums.
Hobbies/interests: When I am not volunteering with the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation and helping to raise funds to research a cure and raise awareness of mesothelioma and asbestos, I like to hike mountains, ride my bike, and read books and newspapers. I do not watch television.
Fun Fact: I love to wander around the Smithsonian Museums.
About me: My joke is that I started in Chicago but wasn’t born until my family got to California. Born in San Diego but raise for 10 years in Glendale, then another 20 in the Los Feliz section of Los Angeles. I went to Humboldt State University to get my BS in Oceanography but went straight into glassblowing for my profession. The one thing that steered my life was at Humboldt I got involved in international folk dancing and was directing a dance troop in Hungarian dancing. I wanted the women to perform a bottle dance where they balance a bottle on their head. The closest thing to an ethnic style Hungarian bottle was an Erlenmeyer flask but they have flat bottoms. I needed the bottom to be sucked in a bit to fit on the woman’s heads. I went to a chemistry professor who had a 1-unit glassblowing class to see if this could be done. We tried it and it worked but to use the equipment I had to take his 1-unit class. After a couple of months he said I should consider going into scientific glassblowing as a profession. After checking what my options were with a BS in Oceanography, I then thought I’d try out scientific glassblowing for a year. The rest, they say, is history.
Hobbies/interests: My main hobby now is woodworking, I build arts & crafts style furniture modeled after Gustav Stickley and Green & Green. My wife and I live in a Craftsman style house built in 1915 in South Pasadena Ca so the furniture fits right in. I do a lot of bicycling and photography and spend too much time at the computer.
Fun Fact: Although retired, I was a scientific glassblower for over 40 years. I made the kinds of things you see in the background of science fiction movies but I made them for actual research, not science fiction movies. My last 32 years was at California State University, Los Angeles.