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University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), BS
Computer Science

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Robert Tatsumi

Robert Tatsumi is the co-creator of Flash, the most popular multimedia player on the Web. At FutureWave Software, Robert teamed up with Jonathan Gay to write FutureSplash Animator, which was acquired by Macromedia and became Flash. In his time at Macromedia, Inc., Robert worked on six major releases of Flash as a developer, architect and manager, starting with Flash 1.0 and through Flash MX.

Robert contributed such vital features to Flash as the Timeline, user interface panels, the Library and the first set of ActionScript-based UI Components. In his most recent position as Engineering Manager at Adobe Systems, Inc., Robert led the engineering team for the Breeze Live web conferencing software.

Robert holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of California at Los Angeles.

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