Josh Tynjala is an open source developer, bowler hat enthusiast, and karaoke addict. By day, Josh works on Feathers, a user interface component library built on top of Starling Framework. Adobe provides corporate support for the development of Feathers, and both Starling and Feathers are included in the Adobe Gaming SDK. By night, the normally-quiet Josh sings at his favorite karaoke bar.
In the past, Josh worked for a major Internet portal, along with a startup or two, and he built rich Internet applications for a number of companies of various sizes. At conferences like Adobe MAX and 360Flex, he presented sessions on UI component development and open source. Josh even spent some time as an indie game developer for a couple of years, and Feathers was born because he needed some mobile UI components for his games.
Believe it or not, Josh once showed off his acting skills in his university’s production of As You Like It, one of Shakespeare’s famous plays. During the same year, he participated in a live broadcast (and a simultaneous stage performance) of the classic radio drama, War of the Worlds. He’s also listed on IMDB for a role in a short film.