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Chad Dickerson is Sr. Director of the Yahoo! Developer Network (http://developer.yahoo.com/). The Yahoo! Developer Network is the central source for developers to leverage the Yahoo! platform in their own applications and includes web services and SDKs that allow developers to build software and services that leverage Yahoo's platform excellence, highly-scalable infrastructure, and leadership position in social media. In his role, Chad oversees the development and evangelism of the Yahoo! technology platform, including services like Yahoo! Messenger, del.icio.us, Flickr, Yahoo! Maps, Yahoo! Music, Yahoo! Search, Yahoo! Shopping, and Upcoming.org. Prior to his current role, Chad ran the Hack Yahoo! innovation program and started Yahoo! Hack Day internally before opening it up to the world with an open Hack Day from the Yahoo! Developer Network in fall 2006.
Prior to joining Yahoo! Chad served as CTO of InfoWorld and Salon.com, and held engineering and management positions at CNN, Sports Illustrated, and the Atlanta-Journal Constitution. Chad holds a BA in English Literature from Duke University.