Wickedly Smart is Eric Freeman and Elisabeth Robson. Together, Eric and Elisabeth have inspired, entertained and educated over a quarter million people with their award-winning books. Strong in story telling, narrative and humor, Eric and Elisabeth’s books have captured the attention of the technical community, and are among the highest grossing books in O’Reilly’s trade book lineup. The books have been widely adopted in academia because of their strong appeal to students: Harvard, Yale, the University of Maryland, Brooklyn College and the College of Santa Fe are among the many institutions, domestic and foreign, that use Head First Design Patterns and Head First HTML and CSS for instruction. Translated into eight languages, and frequently pirated on the Internet, Eric and Elisabeth’s books have enduring appeal.
In addition to their publishing success, Eric and Elisabeth both have significant experience in the media and publishing industry. Eric, a former executive at The Walt Disney Company, was the CTO of some of the worlds best known and loved web properties, including Disney.com, Club Penguin and the sites across the Disney theme parks. Elisabeth previously drove training content for O’Reilly Media and before that directed the Head First Series.