Ben Forta

Ben Forta has three decades of experience in the computer industry in product design and development, support, training, and marketing. As Adobe Inc.’s Senior Director of Education Initiatives, he spends a considerable amount of time teaching, talking, and writing about Adobe products, coding and application development, creativity, and digital literacy and provides feedback to help shape the future direction of Adobe products.

Ben is the author of more than 40 books, including the world’s bestselling title on SQL, as well as titles on topics as diverse as Regular Expressions, mobile development, and Adobe ColdFusion. More than 750,000 copies of his books are in print in English, and titles have been translated into fifteen languages. Many of these titles are used as textbooks in colleges and universities worldwide.

Education is Ben’s passion. Between writing, lecturing, and in-classroom experience, Ben has dedicated his professional and personal lives to teaching, inspiring, and sharing his love for technology and creativity. He is immensely grateful to have had the opportunity to share with millions worldwide.

Ben is also a successful entrepreneur with experience creating, building, and selling start-ups. He is a sought-after public speaker, a writer, and a blogger, and he presents on education and development topics worldwide.