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By Julie Blaustein

Evan Williams, CEO of Twitter

The Girls in Tech event, TWITTER NATION Fireside Chat with Evan Williams, CEO of Twitter was held at the incubator Kicklabs in San Francisco with over 100 attendees. It was moderated by Claire Cain Miller, reporter for the New York Times. The chat was full of new and interesting information about Twitter and, surprisingly Evans was quite entertaining.

Evan Williams is known for inventing the term blogger and in fact one of his previous companies, Blogger, was acquired by Google. His success is a result of his need to be driven by his passion within. He is a big fan of Napolean Dynamite who he sees as one of the biggest geeks that there is, but so geeky, that he is cool.

Twitter had over 90 million tweets the day of the event and has now more than 145 million users. Evans feels  there has been no real need for PR and Promotion until recently, and that is because they were “lucky” enough not to need it. Twitter shares a great deal of information not surprisingly, on their own Company Blog .

Eric Brown, Sarah Brown, Lisa Phillips and Dana Contreras of Twitter

Did you know that Twitter is hiring! They have grown to over 300 people and are continuing to grow. Williams feels its important to continue having meals together to get to know one another. Perks include not only working in SF but having your gym membership covered, yoga, pilates and of course most of your meals taken care of.

What is it like working at Twitter? The Twitter folks present at the event were more than enthusiastic about being a part of this fast-moving train that the entire world has either joined or is quickly jumping on board.

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KickLabs San Francisco recently hosted a GirlsInTech event and Krystyl was able to snag an interview with 1 really awesome CEO.

There were over 100 people in attendance. Lots of great food, and watching Claire Cain Miller interview Evan Williams the ceo of Twitter was no let down.

Thanks to Landini Media for doing the video and helping create and edit this video!

Check out the interview and make sure to follow @kicklabssf @krystyl and @ev on twitter!


We recently had a chance to sit down with recently funded CEO Brian Wong, to find out more about what he’s working on with Kiip.me

Brian was recently funded by True Ventures and has had an amazing couple of weeks. Being the youngest to be funded by True Ventures, Brian said that he is looking forward to what is to come, and excited to to be launching at the end of the year.

Thanks to @KickLabsSF for sharing the space, and @Brian_Wong for the interview! We look forward to many more to come!

*Photo by www.RyanChuaPhotography.com

It was great to see my partner-in-crime from Photobucket days, Kurt Collins, at his own launch party for Enole.
Enole is seeking to change the world by enabling online users to interact with the offline world by unifying and authenticating their identity through Single Sign-On (SSO). Think about a world where (eventually) you could replace your wallet, your keys, your credit cards, your passport with just one device? Wouldn’t it be even better if this turned out to be a more secure solution than the carrying around all that stuff? This is the problem Enole seeks to solve for the world. Kurt Collins and Aaron Knoll founded the company in October and launched December of 2009. Being entrepreneurs with lofty inspirations, they started out on their mission by bootstrapping the entire venture. Their first live demonstration of the product was ZapCash at the Future of Money and Technology conference and only a few months later they were finalist at the Venture Beat Mobile Beat 2010 Competition. Already there are over 10,000 consumers on the platform, including users for the online dating site PickV.com, who’s CEO Christina Brodbeck is also an angel investor in Enole.

The team is comprised of 6 passionate evangelists with backgrounds at companies such as Photobucket, VeriSignProtocall, Clearspring Razorfish and members of their board include Erick Tseng, Head of Mobile for Facebook. They recently publicly launched their development platform and it provided the perfect excuse for Kurt Collins, known as Master of the Universe and Mary Shenounda, known as Total Frakking Package, to throw a launch party and announce to the world that they have arrived.

Mary Shenouda and Kurt Collins

The Guys Ready to Party and Support Kurt's Launch

Dan Kaplan and Arad Rostampour
Ash Damle, Vivian C Chien, Benjamin Wan and Christina Brodbeck

Bala Musrif, Kurt Collins, Bernadette Balla, Adam D'Amico and Sharon Lin


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By Julie Blaustein

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