Ellen Chisa

CEO and Cofounder // Dark

Ellen Chisa is the CEO and Cofounder of Dark, a startup aims to democratize coding by making it an order of magnitude easier for engineers to build backend web services. Chisa cofounded this startup after a career in startups and software at Lola, Kickstarter, and Microsoft. Chisa invests in other startups via parcelb.vc and is an advisor at Flybridge Capital.

She has taught Human Factors in Interface Design and a seminar on Product Management for engineers at Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering and published a book of essays on Product Management in the summer of 2017. Chisa is a graduate of the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering with a B.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering, and is currently on sabbatical from Harvard Business School, after completing her first year. Chisa currently works and resides in San Francisco, CA. You can learn more at www.ellenchisa.com.

My Sessions

The Hidden Costs of Accidental Complexity

Modern app development is way more complex than it was ten years ago. This complexity is a tax on innovation. Ellen Chisa is co-founder of Dark, a startup building a new programming language designed to re-simplify the process of developing for modern platforms. Ellen will walk us through the changes that have led to this […]