I’m Joan Lafferty (once known as Joan Tan) and I am based out of beautiful San Francisco. I’ve been working at Macromedia/Adobe since Feb. 2003 and most recently, I’ve been working in Adobe’s Web Platform and Authoring Group as a product manager. Before that, I did QA for the Flash platform and the Flex Framework. Long, long ago, I worked on Macromedia Central and a brief stint on the authoring team. While on Flex, I’ve tested features like Effects, itemRenderers, Runtime CSS, DragManager, the PopUpManager, Menu, MenuBar, the Marshall Plan, FXG, Advanced Constraints, Layout Mirroring and the list goes on. I am now a Quality manager on the Flash runtime.
Before working at Macromedia/Adobe, I worked as a consultant at a start-up called Cybrant which was later bought by Blue Martini Software. I have also worked for AMD (Advanced Micro Devices) as a software engineering writing tools for AutoCAD in the microprocessor packaging group. Would you believe I used VB and LISP to write these tools? This was obviously, many years ago now.
I graduated with an undergraduate degree from Santa Clara University back in 1999.
Outside of work??? Well, I’m a cook, a reader, a gym rat, a paper artist and a lover of walking in the city (San Francisco). I don’t get to do a lot of these things as much as I used to because I’m also a mom.
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