Chris Messina

Head of Prod

Chris Messina is a product designer, writer, avid Twitterer, and speaker who’s known for inventing the hashtag.

He works with developers, product designers, entrepreneurs, and communities to bring to life projects that should exist but don’t. His superpower is pioneering initiatives before most people realize they’ll be important, for example: co-organizing the community that launched Firefox, creating Google Developers, opening the first coworking spaces on earth, and starting BarCamp (the unconference). He’s been chasing down a trend he calls “conversational commerce” in the bot/messaging space. He previously lead developer experience at Uber.

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