Erin McKean

Erin McKean
Developer Relations Program Manager, Open Source Strategy | Founder, Google | Wordnik

Website | @emckean

Erin McKean is the founder of the newly not-for-profit, the world’s biggest online dictionary, and developer relations program manager at Google. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of American Dictionaries for Oxford University Press. Before JavaScript, she dabbled in HyperCard, Perl, and Omnimark. (If you’ve ever written anything in Omnimark, she’ll buy you a drink.) Erin’s the author of the Weird and Wonderful Words books, the best-selling novel The Secret Lives of Dresses, and, most recently, The Hundred Dresses, a field guide to dresses. She blogs at When you meet her, please tell her your favorite word.


Innovator's Program Soho Complex
Moderated by:
Kassia Krozser (
Erin McKean (Google | Wordnik), Valla Vakili (Small Demons)
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Kassia Krozser of leads this discussion with the Valla Vakili of Small Demons and Erin McKean of Wordnik. Each of these companies plays with the notion of allowing the reader to dive deeper into content while reading via embedded information. Read more.
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Ingram Content Group
  • codeMantra
  • Impelsys Inc.
  • SPi Global
  • Baker & Taylor
  • Blackboard
  • Bowker
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Innodata
  • Jouve North America
  • MarkLogic
  • Newgen KnowledgeWorks
  • Océ North America
  • Temis
  • Aptara
  • Atex
  • LibreDigital
  • Media Services Group
  • MarkLogic
  • Smashwords, Inc.

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