Chris Messina



Chris Messina co-founded, and is a product designer, speaker, avid Twitterer, and is known for inventing the hashtag.

He's worked 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 co-working spaces on earth, and starting BarCamp (the unconference). Recently, he chased down a trend he dubbed “conversational commerce” in the bot/messaging space. He previously lead developer experience at Uber and was a product designer at Google. 

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