Derek Wischusen is a Senior Flash Engineer at KickApps where he co-leads the development the App Studio widget development toolkit. Derek has over ten years of experience developing advanced Flash applications. He is an active leader in the Flash/Flex community in Philadelphia where manages the Adobe Philadelphia Flex User Group. Derek was featured in the first Adobe Community Developer Spotlight for DevNet article he authored on integrating Flex and Ruby on Rails and several of Derek’s tutorials on integrating Flex with various advanced technologies have been featured on InfoQ.