Dave Yang

Dave Yang


Dave Yang is an independent interactive media developer, principle of Quantumwave Interactive Inc. in Toronto, Canada since 1993.

With a background in Computer Math, Communication & Design and Computer Graphics, Dave Yang's training lead him to the wonderful world of ""multimedia"" around 1990. His first full-time job was doing corporate presentations using proprietary graphic systems outputting to multiple slide projectors. His early experiments with digital video mixed with interactive computer animation started on the Amiga, when the rest of the world was using PCs and B/W Macintoshes. From HyperCard to Director to Flash, Flash seems to have the most impact on his career. Dave still fondly remembers creating interactive CD-ROM games and applications for both kids and corporations. But that was eons ago.

Today, Dave lives on the bleeding edge of technology, replacing band-aids once in awhile, figuring out newer and better solutions to solve problems for work and play. He finds balance while keeping his eyes on new horizons and directions, and not to fall too hard. He is enjoying mobile development, Flash Lite, ActionScript 3.0, AIR, Ruby on Rails and other geeky stuff.

For work, he was the technical director and lead developer for companies in the U.S. & Canada, developed mobile and rich internet applications, games, interactive kiosks, commercial and eLearning software for organizations such as: Adobe, AOL, Art Gallery of Ontario, Discovery Channel, Disney, Google, Government of Canada, Kraft, McDonald's, NBA, Verizon Wireless, YouTube and The Weather Channel.

As a speaker at conferences such as Adobe MAX, Flash In The Can, Flash Forward, IBM Blue Horizon, CFNorth and MXNorth, he met many interesting people who share similar interests. As an instructor and occasional lecturer for post-graduate students, he learned much in return. As technical editor for various programming books, he couldn't persuade himself to writing one of his own. As a member of the Macromedia/Adobe Flash advisory board, he offers ideas on upcoming products but is humbled by many smart people.

For play, his son thinks his dad is better at gaming. Dave achieved Pro-level in Wii Sports, and the near-perfect age of 21 in Brain Age. 8-)

His blog is named swfoo for the simple reason that it ends with the word FOO (even though it started off as an object-oriented resource blog for Flash developers).

In short: He's a geek.


Mobile Flash Development

This technical session is for anyone who's interested in developing mobile Flash content for the latest Flash Lite Player.

We'll look at the work flow, code and techniques in creating a mobile Flash application with video and interactive content.