Jeanette Stallons has been developing and teaching courses on building rich internet applications (RIAs) since Macromedia coined the term in 2002. From 2001 to 2006, she was a principal instructor and then curriculum architect for Macromedia's customer training department which was responsible for developing the official Macromedia courses and teaching and certifying instructors around the world to deliver these courses. In the beginning, RIAs were developed with the Flash integrated development environment (IDE) and she co-authored and certified instructors to teach the first RIA training course: Developing Rich Internet Application with Flash MX and ColdFusion MX. For the next release of Flash, she wrote the Training from the Source book, Flash MX 2004 Professional: Application Development (Macromedia Press, 2004) which was used in classrooms world-wide.
In 2004, Flex 1.0 was released and application development shifted from using the Flash IDE to using Flex Builder and the Flex framework. During the next several years, she co-authored the official Macromedia training materials for the Flex 1.0 and 1.5 releases, architected the curriculum for the Flex 2.0 release, certified instructors to deliver these courses, and delivered Flex training to instructors and partners. Throughout the years, she has been involved with numerous conferences including MAX, both as a speaker and as a track manager responsible for determining the technical content to include in the RIA/Flex sessions and working with the speakers to develop their content. Since leaving Macromedia/Adobe in 2006, she has shifted her focus back to teaching and development.
Jeanette received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota (1993), a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Minnesota (1993), and a Ph.D. (ABD) in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley (2000).