Dan Orlando is currently co-founder and CEO of Creative RIA, a consulting firm that specializes in the development of rich client-server applications. Dan is an Adobe Flash Platform consultant for enterprise clients, where application performance, clean code, and a solid architecture are most critical. Dan is also an active member of the Adobe Community Professionals program as a writer and speaker. Dan has written a number of articles and white papers involving the Flash Platform for PHP Architect Magazine, IBM developerWorks, Developer Connection sites of Adobe, Amazon, Mapquest, and Zend Technologies, and Flash & Flex Developer Magazine to name a few. Dan's book achievements include author of Flex 4 in Action (Manning Press) and Technical Editor of Professional Papervision3D (Wiley/Wrox).
Dan has played a role in the development of several important innovations for the Adobe Flash Platform, including the AWS S3 integration library, an AMF server that runs on C++, and an open source REST library for Flex.
Aside from consulting and development, Dan is a musician and the founder of Sonic Masterworks, the first independent record label in Arizona to target dance and club music. Dan is also an artist under SMW, describing himself as "...a DJ that plays my own music."
Dan can be found speaking on Flash Platform and application architecture subjects at conferences by day, and performing in major cities throughout the US under the stage name "XtatiK" by night.