Silicon Valley Code Camp : October 6th and 7th, 2012

Elaine Wherry

About Elaine
Elaine Wherry was Co-Founder and Chief Experience Officer (CXO) for Meebo, a consumer Internet company that enabled millions of users to chat, share, and connect with their online friends before being acquired by Google in 2012. Wherry authored Meebo's initial JavaScript framework in 2005 and went on to lead the Web, Product Management, and User Experience teams.
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Speaking Sessions

  • The 100 Mistakes You'll Make from Contributor to CTO

    11:15 AM Saturday   Room: 1401
    At your first job, you filled your shelves with obscure books to impress your colleagues. As a first-time manager, you probably tried to be a super hero to save a project but were confused when your team seemed unhappy afterwards. In senior leadership, you probably realized you needed to hire a team but regretted not spending more time expanding upon your nine LinkedIn connections. As a VP, you were probably surprised when you had to repeat a goal not once, not twice, but fifty times before anyone took notice. For six years, I chronicled my hundreds of mistakes co-founding Meebo. I initially assumed that my faults were my own but after hiring folks to fill my shoes, I realized that everyone weathers similar rites of passage as we move from individual contributor, to manager, to senior leadership. I've spent countless hours hand-illustrating the scenes for this professional tell-all with the hope of helping others avoid "I wish someone had told me that!" moments.