Calvin Chan

Hi, I'm Calvin Chan

I’m a product and technology leader with over 10+ years of experience building consumer products. I am passionate about building simple, delightful, and useful products customers love using.

Each week, I write an article to share my process and perspective on building great products.

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More about me

I was born in Hong Kong but live in San Francisco, Bay Area most of my life.

I consider myself an introvert, although my friends don’t agree with me. I prefer listening to talking.

My interest in web development started in high school. I remember spending hours trying to understand the HTML and CSS that was generated by Macromedia Dreamweaver. Then, use that skills to design webpages for business during college.

After getting my computer engineering degree at UCDavis, I carried forward my entrepreneurial spirits by working with different startups, including my own in Silicon Valley as a software developer.

I transitioned to product management because I realized two things: 1) I enjoy leaning about design and business as much as I enjoy coding, and 2) I love solving problems that drive business metrics.

With a family of four, plus our beloved dog Sloane, spare time is rare. But when I get it, I enjoy watching Bay Area sports teams (SF Giants, 49ers, Golden State Warriors), and playing golf and basketball.

Exercising is important to me for three reasons: my health, my vanity, and my sanity, so I try to do it at least 4 times a week with the same routine.

This website is a collection of my essays and droplet of things I am interested in and exploring over a period of time. There is also a list of recommended links where I share books and articles I have read.

If you are in town and want to grab a cup of coffee, ping me on LinkedIn, or Twitter!

– Calvin