Technical.ly is a news organization that connects and challenges a community of technologists and entrepreneurs who are invested in where they live.

We enthusiastically believe that innovation can come from anyone anywhere to ensure all communities thrive, and we do that by sharing stories of innovation economies and creating connections within our community of technologists, entrepreneurs, company culture builders and ecosystem builders. We regularly report in Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Delaware and other cities, and create opportunities for our readers to gather and learn through custom curated events and our annual programming during Philly Tech Week.

Founded in Philadelphia in 2009 by Christopher Wink, Brian James Kirk and Sean Blanda, our parent company Technically Media has always prioritized serving communities by informing and connecting people, with special preference toward advancing their careers. The company started by reporting on local entrepreneurship, technology and innovation with what became Technical.ly.

Christopher Wink | Cofounder and Chief Executive Officer

Christopher Wink is a journalist and entrepreneur. He is the Cofounder and Chief Executive Officer of Technical.ly, the news organization that serves a community of technologists and entrepreneurs. In that capacity, he is a co-organizer of Philly Tech Week, cofounder of Baltimore Innovation Week and other events that bring smart people together. He has been honored as among the country's 100 most innovative media leaders, as a community advocate and for his commitment in diversity. He writes Technical.ly's weekly Culture Builder newsletter on building better companies and curates a personal monthly newsletter of ideas and links here. He frequently speaks and writes about innovation economies, tech workforces and local journalism. Previously, Wink worked for a homeless advocacy nonprofit and was a freelance reporter for a variety of publications. The bicycle commuter loves cities, whiskey and squabbling about neighborhood boundaries.
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Carrie Brooke | Chief Operating Officer

Carrie Brooke is Technical.ly's Chief Operating Officer, and brings 25 years of organizational and business expertise to her role, which also includes oversight of Technical.ly’s product and operations team. An experienced Talent Acquisition and People Ops professional, she’s led recruiting and HR programs for a variety of creative agencies in Philadelphia and NYC, and has built communities for Yelp and Google. Carrie is also a Certified Professional Coach and works with people throughout all stages of their careers. She serves on the Philadelphia Advisory Board of Per Scholas, is certified to teach yoga and meditation and loves frolicking in nature, traveling, making playlists and spending time with her best friend, the television.
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Aileen Connolly McNulty | Director of Client Services

Aileen Connolly McNulty brings over a decade of experience of building impactful partner relationships and driving business development in the media space. As Director of Client Services, her focus is to create impactful and meaningful connections between Technical.ly's clients and the community that TM has built over the past fifteen years. A Delco native, Pitt Panther and current South Philly resident, she appreciates the variety of pizza and pasta options at her doorstep and considers herself a carb connoisseur.
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Julie Zeglen | Managing Editor

Julie Zeglen was Technical.ly's managing editor from January 2019 until February 2024. She first joined the Technically Media team in 2015 as editor of sister site Generocity and previously worked as managing editor of the hyperlocal Star Community Newsweekly. In 2022, she participated in the Poynter Institute's competitive Leadership Academy for Women in Media. The Temple alumna calls West Philly home.
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Sameer Rao | Editor

Sameer Rao is an editor at Technical.ly, principally overseeing coverage of Baltimore and DC. He joined the team in February 2022 following a position reporting on the legal industry and access to justice issues for Law360, an online news outlet aimed at an international audience of legal professionals, and several years as an arts and culture reporter for such outlets as The Baltimore Sun and Colorlines. The former Philadelphia and Connecticut resident now resides in Baltimore, near Patterson Park.
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Holly Quinn | Reporter-at-Large

Holly Quinn is Technical.ly's reporter-at-large and Delaware reporter. Settled in on Wilmington's West Side, this AIHS grad attended Temple University’s Tyler School of Art, back when it was located on an old estate in Elkins Park (not to date herself or anything). She started writing for a living at Wilmington's long-defunct music paper, Big Shout magazine, and spent years as a freelancer before joining the Technical.ly team in 2017.
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Alanah Nichole Davis | Lead Reporter, Baltimore

Alanah Nichole Davis M.A. is the lead Baltimore reporter for Technical.ly. She attended Maryland Institute College of Art where she obtained her Masters of Art in Social Design. Previously, she had many years experience in content creation, community building and event organizing as a consultant for hundreds of nonprofits and entrepreneurs in Baltimore City. She’s an award winning writer whose work can be seen in Maryland Matters, Baltimore Magazine, Baltimore Banner, Salon, BmoreArt and more. Many of her written witticisms surrounding love, race, womanhood, and being a human have gone viral online in perfect millennial fashion and are also in print to match her old soul.
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Atiya Irvin-Mitchell | Lead Reporter, Pittsburgh

Atiya Irvin-Mitchell is Technical.ly's lead reporter in Pittsburgh by way of Report for America. The Pittsburgh native graduated from Chatham University in 2017 after studying communications and political science with a focus in journalism. She has written for the Student Guide to Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, New Pittsburgh Courier, PublicSource, Vice, PLS Reporter, PINJ News and BlackPittsburgh.com.
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Sarah Huffman | Reporter, Philly

Sarah Huffman is a Technical.ly reporter covering Philly tech and entrepreneurship, with a focus on access and equity. She joined the newsroom through the Report for America program and is a 2022-2023 corps member. She graduated from Fordham University in 2021 with degrees in journalism and communications. She was previously an editor at the student newspaper, The Fordham Ram and a freelancer at the Norwood News in the Bronx. Sarah is a secret theater kid and a not-so-secret Swiftie. She is originally from NJ and her favorite things to do when visiting home are getting bagels and taking her dog on long walks through the woods.
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McKenzie Morgan | Product Manager

McKenzie Morgan is the product manager for Technically Media. A Philly native and recent graduate from Temple University, McKenzie has previously worked as a data journalist for DataDesk as well as an editor for two of Temple’s student-run magazines, REFINE Magazine and 14th Street Magazine. When she’s not writing stories or lines of code, she’s rewatching the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy or trying to perfect her chocolate chip cookie recipe.
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Sam Markowitz | Production Manager

Sam Markowitz is the Production Manager for Technical.ly. Previously, he had several years of experience in video, media and storytelling. He is an alum of NYU and the NBC Page Program. When not working, you can find Sam cooking delicious vegan food, making terrible puns, and attending concerts. He owns an appropriate number of cats.
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Ajia Allen | Business Development Manager

Ajia is the Business Development Manager who believes in the power of real relationships, storytelling, and the possibilities in innovation. She brings years of experience in various roles that all come down to listening to understand more to get to a shared, meaningful outcome. A native to the Washington, DC metro area, Ajia is an adventurer, writer, and dog lover at heart.
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Beau Bown | Social Media Engagement Manager

Beau is Technical.ly's Social Media Engagement Manager. He brings over 7 years experience in digital content creation, launching targeted campaigns, developing brand strategies and engaging ecosystems to take action. As a 2019 Venture for America alumni, Beau built meaningful connections in the Maryland tech community while managing and directing marketing initiatives for over 100 developing tech companies at Maryland's first research park. In his free time, Beau enjoy's nature walks, climbing and skiing. An odd talent that makes Beau uniquely qualified for multitasking on social media is that he can literally ride a unicycle while juggling.
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Na'Tosha Wyles | Operations Manager

Na’Tosha Wyles is the Operations Manager for Technical.ly. Previously, she had several years of experience in public relations, customer service, video production and media.She is an alum of Rider University, originally from New Jersey but resides in Philadelphia. When not working, Na’Tosha does standup and sketch comedy in different cities.
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