Chris Messina

Inventor of the Hashtag (original proposal), Formerly Worked at Uber, Googler & Co-founded Molly

Chris Messina Biography

Chris Messina has spent a decade living on the edge of social technology. He has designed products and experiences for Google and Uber, founded startups, and changed the world by giving away many of his creations, including the hashtag. His skillset is broad, anchored in product and user experience design.

Most recently, he lead developer experience at Uber and co-founded Molly (YC W’18), a conversational social AI. Chris has created movements online and off, and has acted as an agent of change in large and small organizations.

In 2004, he helped organize the grassroots movement that propelled Mozilla Firefox to its first 100 million downloads. In 2005, he co-organized the first BarCamp and then popularized the unconference event model to over 350 cities around the world. In 2006, he opened the first dedicated coworking space in San Francisco, giving rise to a global movement. Then in 2007, he brought the idea of the hashtag to Twitter, changing social media forever and galvanizing social revolutions across the globe.

He has spoken at conferences like SXSW, Web 2.0 Expo, Google |/0, and Microsoft’s Future Decoded, and has frequently been quoted in media outlets like The New York Times, Business Week, LA Times, Washington Post, and Wired.

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Chris Messina Videos

The Technology of Better Humans | Chris Messina | TEDxBend
The unlikely lesson from inventing the hashtag | Chris Messina ...
Chris Messina on the future of Messaging Bots & Chat for Business ...

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Chris Messina is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Chris Messina for your event is $10,000 - $30,000. Chris Messina generally travels from San Francisco, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Viola Davis, Amy Poehler, Amy Schumer, Rashida Jones and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Chris Messina for an upcoming event.

Chris Messina Videos

The Technology of Better Humans | Chris Messina | TEDxBend
The unlikely lesson from inventing the hashtag | Chris Messina ...
Chris Messina on the future of Messaging Bots & Chat for Business ...
Intelligent User Engagement with Chat Bots
Chris Messina- Inventor of the Hashtag

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