Zak Ruvalcaba has been researching, designing, and developing for the web since 1995. He holds a bachelor's degree from San Diego State University and a master of science in Instructional Technology from National University in San Diego. He served as creative director with EPIC Solutions until 1998. His expertise in developing web applications led him to a position as manager of Web Development at SkyDesk, Inc., where he developed web applications for such companies as Gateway, HP, Toshiba, IBM, Intuit, Peachtree, Dell, Covad Communications and Microsoft. Zak is a Macromedia Certified Professional (MMCP), a Microsoft Certified Application Developer for .NET (MCAD), a Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer for .NET (MCSD) and is currently working on his Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) certification.Matthew Pizzi is the training director at Train Simple, http://www.trainsimple.com, a software training company specializing in Macromedia, Adobe and Quark products. With authorized locations in Santa Monica, California and Boston, Massachusetts, Train Simple provides the ultimate in classroom hands-on training from coast to coast. Matthew has also been a key developer of Train Simple's online training efforts. Train Simple Online, http://www.trainsimpleonline.com, offers interactive, self-paced online training for software products at a fraction of the cost of hands-on classes. Train Simple Online offers a robust training experience by means of qualified instructors and top-quality curriculum delivered through QuickTime movies and Flash animations.Michael Hurwicz is a freelance writer, developer, designer, animator and musician living in Eastsound, WA. He is a Flash and 3D Guy at Late Night Design. He has been writing about technical topics for the computer trade press since 1985. Michael is president of Irthlingz, a nonprofit organization dedicated to environmental education and entertainment. You can email Michael at email@example.com and visit his Web sites at www.latenightdesign.com, www.hurwicz.com, www.flashoop.com and www.irthlingz.org.Sean R. Nicholson is the Network Administrator and Web Developer for the Career Services Center at the University of Missouri?Kansas City. He and his development teams architect, develop and manage foundation and backend execution for programs such as the CareerExec Employment Database, www.careerexec.com, UMKC Career Services Website, www.career.umkc.edu, UMKC's Center for the City, www.centerforthecity.umkc.edu and Kansas City Forums, www.kcforums.org. Sean also does private contract work and consulting on database and Web development with organizations and individuals.
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