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Blogchuckstar.com/blog
Twitter@chuckstar
BirthplaceBoston, MA

Degrees

Boston University, BS 1999
Communications

Current Companies

Director, Platform Strategy
Director, RIA Development

Former Companies

Director of Developer Platform
Sr. Platform Engineer
Maps Sr. Flash Developer
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Chuck Freedman / Ribbit

Chuck Freedman

Charles (Chuck) Freedman is a developer platform architect and leader. Director of Developer Platform at Ribbit, Chuck coded, deployed and evangelized Ribbit’s telephony platform to a community that grew to over 6,000 developers within its first year. As a direct result of this effort and innovation, Ribbit was acquired by BT for $105 million in July, 2008.

A graduate of Boston University’s College of Communication, Chuck loves engaging developers and has spoken at several conferences on Ribbit and Flash platform technologies. In the past few years he has appeared at Adobe MAX, FlashForward, MashupCamp, FITC (both in Toronto and Hollywood), Yahoo! Public Hack Day, Where 2.0, Apollo Camp, 360|Flex (Seattle, Atlanta and San Jose), Dreamforce, MIT EmTech and Ribbit’s own Developer Spawn Event. Chuck was invited back to Boston University in April 2007 and proudly conducted a lecture to students and faculty interested in Flash and Flex.

Chuck’s development approach combines his education in multimedia with expertise in content management, server-side scripting and database and interactive design. In addition to his work on the Ribbit Platform, Chuck has produced some of the most highly visible dynamic Flash content in recent years, leading development for the Yahoo! Maps API and application to 20 million users. He has also launched modules for the homepages of eBay, eBay China and Fidelity. His work reflects precision while remaining ambitious to push the envelope when possible.

In February 2007, Chuck’s first book Wrox Yahoo! Maps Mashups was released. He was quickly signed on by Wrox again, this time as lead author on their flagship AIR (Adobe Integrated Runtime) book. Chuck has also contributed as Technical Editor for Wrox’s Professional Flex 2, released in May 2007.

Born in Boston, Chuck relocated with his wife Jamie to sunny Silicon Valley, CA. They gave birth to their first child, Chase Edward, in March of 2007. Still a Red Sox season ticket holder, Chuck plans many trips back to Beantown to see his beloved team keep winning more World Series.

Recent Milestones

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    Chuck Freedman added a position as Director, Platform Strategy at Mashery. (1/1/12)
    Posted 6/28/13 at 1:03am
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    Chuck Freedman added a position as Chief Platform Evangelist, Product Manager at litl. (1/1/09)
    Posted 6/28/13 at 1:03am
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    Chuck Freedman — Launched Ribbit Flex SDK at 360|Flex Conference (8/13/07)
    Posted 10/3/08 at 10:05pm via ribbit.com
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    Chuck Freedman — Joined Ribbit as Director of Developer Platform (4/30/07)
    Posted 7/27/08 at 6:02am via chuckstar.com
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    Chuck Freedman added a position as Director of Developer Platform at Ribbit. (4/1/07)
    Posted 12/17/07 at 8:25am
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    Chuck Freedman — Won Yahoo! Hack Day with mobile FlashLite version of Yahoo! Maps. (3/13/07)
    Posted 10/3/08 at 10:03pm
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    Chuck Freedman added a position as Sr. Platform Engineer at Yahoo!. (11/1/05)
    Posted 7/27/08 at 5:59am
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    Chuck Freedman added a position as Consultant at eBay. (7/1/05)
    Posted 10/3/08 at 10:06pm
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    Chuck Freedman added a position as Sr. Software Engineer at Fidelity Investments. (1/1/05)
    Posted 6/28/13 at 1:03am
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    Chuck Freedman added a position as Operations Manager at Beaumonde. (1/1/00)
    Posted 6/28/13 at 1:03am
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    Chuck Freedman added a position as Director, RIA Development at Xplana.
    Posted 6/28/13 at 1:03am
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    Chuck Freedman added a position as Maps Sr. Flash Developer at Yahoo!.
    Posted 7/27/08 at 5:59am

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    Announcing my next move; Yahoo! to Ribbit (chuckstar.com) [edit]
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    Ribbit Phone rings true at 360 Flex conference (developer.ribbit.com) [edit]
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