Charles Freedman is the Sr. Flash Developer for Yahoo! Maps, leading development for both the consumer and API versions of the Flex-based Map application. With a Communications degree in Film and Television from Boston University, Charles¹ development approach combines his education in multimedia with expertise in content management, server-side scripting and database and interactive design. In recent years, Charles has produced some of the most highly visible dynamic Flash content, developing modules for the homepages of eBay, eBay China and Fidelity. Born in Boston, Charles relocated with his wife Jamie to sunny Santa Clara, CA where he is finishing up his first book Yahoo! Maps Mashups due in February 2007.