Michael Young is a technologist in the research and development group of the New York Times Company. He is focused on building new digital media products and services, primarily in the mobile space. Michael won the award for "Best Hack" at Yahoo! BBC Hack Day 2007 (with colleague Nick Bilton) for the Shifd.com project. He has also created numerous Google Maps mashups, including the AP News + Google Maps mashup, 81nassau.com. He has a degree in computer science and mathematics from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. Michael lives in New York City with his wife, Kim.