Lecturer, Arts and Entertainment Technologies
Dr. Eric Freeman holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Yale University. Eric is an author of seven books covering topics from beginning coding, to web programming, to advanced object-oriented software design; Eric is also a frequent instructor on the leading e-learning platforms, including LinkedIn Learning and O'Reilly Learning.
Previously Eric was the CTO of Disney Online and spent a decade at The Walt Disney Company building experiences for the Disney Parks, ESPN, ABC, and ABCNews. Eric has been recognized by MIT Technology Review's Top Young Innovator award, two Disney Inventors awards, the JOLT award for Technical Excellence, and an Emmy for interactive media. In addition to teaching at The University of Texas at Austin, Eric is currently co-director of the Head First series at O'Reilly Media and is Head of Digital/Creative Director at WickedlySmart, an Austin-based agency.