Technical.ly grows local technology communities by connecting organizations and people through news, events and services. We provide original editorial, expert programming and tools which improve recruitment, marketing, community cultivation and economic development. We serve technologists, entrepreneurs and people who care about technology’s local impact.
Technical.ly is made of a committed group of young urbanists in the Northeast Corridor. Photos by Philadelphia photographer Colin M. Lenton.
Garry Johnson ( @GarryJohnsonIII / Send an email ) Garry Johnson is an editorial intern at Technical.ly Delaware and a senior at the University of Delaware, majoring in exercise science and minoring in entrepreneurial studies. He works for the Horn Program in Entrepreneurship at the University of Delaware, serving as a Horn Program Ambassador. His hobbies include community service and inspiring youth to reach their true potential through entrepreneurship and technology.
Anthony Wojciechowski ( @anthonywoj / Send an email ) Anthony Wojciechowski joined Technically as Product Director in July 2016. In his role, Anthony leads revenue development and product strategy for the company’s media brands, with oversight of the product and marketing teams. Previously, Anthony served in various leadership roles at Comcast and cofounded the media consultancy POST Digital. Anthony lives in the East Passyunk neighborhood of South Philadelphia with his two basset hound rescues. Anthony’s friends and colleagues know him as “Woj.”
Cofounder and Business Director
Brian James Kirk ( @brianjameskirk / Send an email ) Brian James Kirk is Business Director and a cofounder of Technically Media, the publisher of Technical.ly and Generocity. Kirk handles sales, marketing and product development, forging new partnerships, building brand identity and coordinating events and projects. He produces the Philadelphia bike community event Bikeout and lives in the Callowhill neighborhood of Philadelphia.
Cofounder and Editorial Director
Christopher Wink ( @christopherwink / Send an email ) Christopher Wink is a cofounder and Editorial Director of Technical.ly, the local technology news network. In that capacity, he is a co-organizer of Philly Tech Week, Baltimore Innovation Week, Delaware Innovation Week and other events that bring smart people together. Previously, Wink worked for a homeless advocacy nonprofit and was a freelance reporter for a variety of publications. He writes regularly about news innovation and best business practices on his personal blog here and curates a personal monthly newsletter of ideas and links here. The bicycle commuter loves cities, urban politics and squabbling about neighborhood boundaries.
Senior Events Manager
Catherine Sontag ( @ctag115 / Send an email ) Catherine Sontag has been overseeing and executing events in all of Technical.ly's markets since 2014. She's a (youthful) cat lady and a hydration enthusiast. Ask her about her solo trip to Paris.
Alexandria Leggett ( @asgoodastheyget / Send an email ) Alexandria Leggett started with Technical.ly as an Events Intern before being hired on full-time as Events Coordinator. While pursuing a broadcasting career she quickly realized that her hosting ability wasn't limited to one field. Previously, she worked as a wedding coordinator and designer. The Philadelphia native hosts dinner parties and develops recipes when she's not in the office (ask about her salted caramel apple pie). A planner since adolescence, she can recall event details from as far back as her 7th birthday party.
Lauren Giles ( @laurlaurg123 / Send an email ) Lauren Giles is an event enthusiast with two years of program and event coordination under her belt at the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. She graduated from the College of New Jersey (TCNJ) and maintains her Garden State residence to this day. Giles is a dedicated PATCO rider and soccer lover who adores her two cats and dog.
Cary Betagole ( @CaryBeta / Send an email ) Cary Betagole is the Product Manager at Technically Media. He studied journalism at Boston University and has previously worked at Nextdoor and SEER Interactive, in addition to experience with a few (failed) startups of his own. Originally from Cincinnati, he is interested in how financially sustainable media can help build stronger communities.
Lead Reporter, Delaware
Joey Davidson ( @JoeyDavidson / Send an email ) Joey Davidson is a consumer tech, gaming and science reporter. He's worked in news for nearly 10 years, and now he's looking to make an impact at home in Delaware.
Zack Seward ( @zackseward / Send an email ) Zack Seward is Editor-in-Chief of Technical.ly, the local technology news network. Previously, Seward was the Innovations Reporter at WHYY and NewsWorks.org in Philadelphia. Before that, he worked at WXXI in Rochester, N.Y., as a reporter and editor for a statewide public radio reporting project. Seward is an alumnus of Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism. He's originally from San Francisco and went to college in Chicago.
Jeanette Lloyd ( @jah_netti / Send an email ) Jeanette Lloyd is Technically Media's Marketing Manager. She focuses on events marketing, audience development and product marketing. Lloyd thrives on making connections that spark. She draws experience from the corporate (Red Bull NA) and nonprofit (Media In Neighborhoods Group) worlds, and has always been involved with innovative, creative endeavors in events, music, performance, cinema and the arts.
Kristy Humes ( @kristykrinks / Send an email ) Kristy Humes is the Operations Manager for Technically Media. Previously she held positions in Business Management and Operational Development for a variety of creative and technology focused organizations. Kristy is passionate about utilizing her diverse skill set to develop innovative business processes and create efficiency to enhance the experience of its members. When not color coding spreadsheets, Kristy can be found reading, concocting DIY projects and enjoying the many cultural delights Philadelphia has to offer.
Senior Business Manager
Vincent Better ( @vbetter / Send an email ) Vincent Better is Senior Business Manager for Technically Media. Previous to joining the team, he served as an independent consultant and the VP of Digital Solutions at Pennlive.com, one of the leading digital properties in the state of PA. His strategy experience transcends both national brands and small, local businesses. The native of Baltimore and Temple alum also enjoys cycling and live music.
Shabria Davis ( @ShabriaLouise / Send an email ) Shabria Davis is an experienced journalist from a small town in New Jersey. When not storytelling or creating content, she is listening to music or catching up on reality TV.
Rana Fayez ( @MeetRanaFayez / Send an email ) Rana Fayez was Technical.ly Delaware's lead reporter. She was previously business reporter and digital editor for the Delaware Business Times. In 2015, she won two awards from the Delaware Press Association for her coverage on consumer retail trends and technology news. When not storytelling, she's volunteering or making music.
Phyllis Spencer ( @phyllisjspence1 / Send an email ) Phyllis Spencer is a senior at the University of Delaware studying political communication and journalism. She likes to spend her free time shooting sporting clays and fervently following her Minnesota hometown teams, the Vikings, Twins and Wild.
Peak Johnson ( @peakjohn / Send an email ) Dominique "Peak" Johnson is a North Philadelphia native and a graduate of the Community College of Philadelphia and Temple University. His writing began in 2002 when he worked for the Project HOME publication, The North Philly Metropolis. Currently, Johnson contributes to Geekadelphia, The Nerd Convocation, The Huffington Post and Water Online.
Melissa DiPento ( @mdipento / Send an email ) Melissa DiPento served as Technically Delaware's lead reporter from July 2014 to June 2015. She has previously served as a community reporter with a focus on local issues. An adjunct journalism instructor at Temple University in Philadelphia, she has reported on South Jersey and Delaware, among other area communities.
Martín Martínez ( @mjtinez / Send an email ) Martín Martínez is a contributor for Technically Delaware. He is a staff writer for AL DÍA News in Philadelphia. Since graduating from the University of Delaware, Martínez has been working as a reporter in the region, with a brief stint in Georgia. Though he wasn't born there, he is a proud Delawarean and lives in Wilmington.
Lindsay Podraza ( @lruebens / Send an email ) Lindsay Podraza is formerly the lead reporter for Technical.ly Delaware in after writing as a contributor. She is an ex-newspaper reporter turned freelance writer who moved to Wilmington in June 2014. The Charlotte native studied journalism at the University of North Carolina, loves proper grammar and has a weakness for sweet tea.
Lian Parsons ( @Lian_Parsons / Send an email ) Lian Parsons is a journalism student at Temple University and former assistant news editor for The Temple News. The Boston native is a cat, poetry and Beyonce enthusiast.
Jack Cobourn ( @max_brat27 / Send an email ) Jack Cobourn is a freelance journalist based in Wilmington, Del. He covers high school sports for the News Journal, in addition to covering both the World Rally Championship and Virgin Australia Supercars Championship for Race Chaser Online. In his spare time, he enjoys playing tennis and watching Formula One motor racing, something he has been watching since 2000.
Grace McKenna ( @UDGraceMcKenna / Send an email ) Grace McKenna is a triple language major with journalism and creative writing minors attending the University of Delaware. She enjoys sewing, writing and playing with her bunny. In the future, she hopes to write professionally in both the journalism field and creative writing.
Anitra Johnson ( @composedmedia / Send an email ) When not advising the uninitiated on how websites work, this former analog girl is flexing on mere mortals, reading online news stories and going to free events. Raised in Wilmington, Anitra Johnson has a master’s degree in New Media Journalism and loves to cover political protests.
Albert Hong ( @AtotheHONG / Send an email ) Albert Hong has been contributing to Technical.ly since May 2015. He was formerly the Lifestyle editor for Temple's student-run newspaper, The Temple News, where he wrote a column about local geek culture. If he's not brushing up on his Korean via his favorite Korean shows, he's playing "The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker."