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Daniel Wanja is a dynamic, skilled enterprise software architect and developer with over 20 years of proven success in delivering mission-critical software for the banking, insurance, and high-tech industries around the world. When Royale (the beta of Flex 1.0) came out in 2004, Daniel managed to convince the CTO of a large U.S. state fund that Rich Internet Applications would be the wave of the future and started his first enterprise Flex project. Since then, Daniel has delivered several applications using Flex for the Insurance Industry. In 2005, Daniel read the Rdoc for ActiveRecord and fell in love with Ruby on Rails. That same year, Daniel joined a small team to create a very large and successful eCommerce platform built entirely with Ruby on Rails. Of course, the first Rails project Daniel tackled was integrating Flex and Ruby On Rails. Daniel is a Certified Flex 2.0 Developer, Sun-Certified Enterprise Architect for J2EE, Sun-Certified Web Component developer for J2EE, Sun-Certified Java Developer, and Certified Macromedia Flash MX Developer. Daniel moved to the U.S. in 2002 where he became proud parent of two awesome boys. He also founded Nouvelles Solutions, Inc., a then WebObjects consulting company in Denver. Nouvelles Solutions was hired for some J2EE development, ended up doing Rich Internet Applications in Flash and Flex for the next two years before moving into the Ruby On Rails.