Eric Freeman

Eric is described by Head First series co-creator Kathy Sierra as "one of those rare individuals fluent in the language, practice, and culture of multiple domains from hipster hacker, corporate VP, engineer, think tank." Professionally, Eric recently ended nearly a decade as a media company executive-having held the position of CTO of Disney Online at The Walt Disney Company. Eric is now devoting his time to WickedlySmart, a startup he co-created with Elisabeth Robson.

By training, Eric is a computer scientist, having studied with industry luminary David Gelernter during his Ph.D. work at Yale University. His dissertation is credited as the seminal work in alternatives to the desktop metaphor, and also as the first implementation of activity streams, a concept he and Dr. Gelernter developed. In his spare time, Eric is deeply involved with music; you'll find Eric's latest project, a collaboration with ambient music pioneer Steve Roach, available on the iPhone app store under the name Immersion Station.

Eric lives with his wife and young daughter on Bainbridge Island. His daughter is a frequent vistor to Eric's studio, where she loves to turn the knobs of his synths and audio effects. Eric's also passionate about kids education and nutrition, and looking for ways to improve them.

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Head First HTML and CSS Head First HTML and CSS
by Eric Freeman , Elisabeth Robson
Second Edition August 2012
Print: $39.99
Ebook: $31.99

Head First HTML5 Programming Head First HTML5 Programming
by Eric Freeman , Elisabeth Robson
October 2011
Print: $49.99
Ebook: $27.99

iPad Programming iPad Programming (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
by Daniel H. Steinberg , Eric Freeman
October 2010

Head First HTML with CSS & XHTML Head First HTML with CSS & XHTML
by Elisabeth Robson , Eric Freeman
December 2005
Ebook: $31.99

Head First Design Patterns Head First Design Patterns
by Eric Freeman , Elisabeth Robson , Kathy Sierra , Bert Bates
October 2004
Print: $49.99
Ebook: $39.99

Webcast: 10 things every web developer, designer (and manager) should know about HTML5
December 02, 2011
Duration: Approximately 60 minutes. Cost: Free Is HTML5 just an incremental update to HTML4.01, or is it a new, revolutionary technology that is gong to change the web? Well, it's actually a bit of both, and in this webcast we'll give you a 45 minute...

Eric Freeman