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I'm Chris Messina, friend to startups, inventor of the hashtag (original proposal), and formerly worked at Uber, Googler, and cofounded Molly (YC W'18).

I've been a proud participant in the open source/open web communities. I co-founded the BarCamp and coworking communities.

I'm a product designer, technologist, writer, Twitterer, and prolific product hunter.

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Photo credit: Shirley Wu