Max Katz is a Senior Systems Engineer and Developer Advocate at Exadel. Max is a well-known speaker appearing at many conferences, webinars, and JUG meetings. Max leads Exadel s RIA and mobile strategy. Part of this role is working as the Developer Advocate for Tiggr Mobile Apps Builder (gotiggr.com), a cloud-based application for building mobile Web and native apps for any device. In addition, Max leads Exadel s open source projects (exadel.org) such as Fiji, Flamingo, and JavaFX Plug-in for Eclipse. Max has been involved with RichFaces since its inception, publishing numerous articles, providing consulting and training, and authoring the book Practical RichFaces (Apress, 2008). Max also co-authored the DZone RichFaces 3 Refcard and the DZone RichFaces 4 Refcard. You can find Max's writings about RIA and mobile technologies on his blog, mkblog.exadel.com, and you can find his thoughts about these topics and others on Twitter at @maxkatz. Max holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of California, Davis and an MBA from Golden Gate University.