About - Technical.ly


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.

Our Staff

Technical.ly  is made of a committed group of young urbanists in the Northeast Corridor.

Chief Product Officer

Kristin Dudley ( @kadud / Send an email ) Kristin Dudley is a design thinker who has applied creativity to the workplace by rethinking how people are introduced to their new or prospective employer. An employer brand strategist and workplace documentarian, Kristin recently took on the role as Chief Product Officer of Technical.ly. Kristin is responsible for developing ways to connect readers to their dream jobs; while better introducing local companies to local talent. Kristin formerly served as Senior Manager of Talent Brand and Attraction for Comcast NBCUniversal; holds a Master of Science in Organizational Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelors in Fashion Design from Drexel University.

Cofounder and Chief Executive Officer

Christopher Wink ( @christopherwink / Send an email ) Christopher Wink is a Cofounder, Chief Executive Officer and Publisher 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.

Events Director

Catherine Sontag ( @ctag115 / Send an email ) Catherine Sontag is the Events Director and has been overseeing and executing events in all of Technical.ly's markets since 2014. With an eye for detail and a sixth sense for what’s never been done before, Sontag has dedicated her career to creating new ways to surprise and delight event-goers. Respecting the complexity and tactical acuity required for producing a successful event, Sontag revels in the details. Her detail-oriented methodology ensures that no stone goes unturned during the event production process. She's a hydration enthusiast and owns a home in Philadelphia where her two cats reside (Twitter & Leo). The highlight of her time at Technical.ly thus far, has been conceptualizing and executing the standout 2018 event, Introduced by Technical.ly

Events and Experiences Manager

Clayton Wert ( @claytonwert / Send an email ) Clayton is the Events and Experiences Manager for Technical.ly, with past experience in building communities through experiential learning and program design. Clayton has worked as a career coach, mentoring career-changers across 30+ industries to assist in navigating transitions into new companies and roles, and has been featured on The Huffington Post, The Muse, and Fast Company regarding career preparation. Always focused on eclectic skill-building projects, you can find Clayton listening to podcasts, taking photos, obsessing over new ideas in the kitchen, and traveling to new destinations pretending that he’s the next Anthony Bourdain.

Events Coordinator

Fatima Conteh ( @_FatimaConteh / Send an email ) Fatima is the Events Coordinator for Technical.ly, carrying years of experience in event design, workshop production and community building. After graduating Drexel University in 2015, she focused her efforts on creating content for people of color to explore their mental health and sharing mindful resources that can help independents creators. Ask her about her next workshop!

DC Market Editor

Michelai Graham ( @ohmichgee / Send an email ) Michelai Graham is the Market Editor of Technical.ly DC. She has a master's in investigative reporting from American University, where she began reporting on cyber and tech news. Originally from Sacramento, Calif., Graham covered arts and culture in Lansing, Mich., while studying at Michigan State University.

Funding Bot ( @Technical_ly / Send an email ) Funding Bot is an AI-powered reporting tool built in partnership with Vigilant.

Assistant Editor

Stephen Babcock ( @stephenbabcock / Send an email ) Stephen Babcock is the Assistant Editor for Technical.ly. Stephen Babcock began reporting for Technical.ly in Baltimore in 2014. A graduate of Northeastern University, he moved to Baltimore following stints in New Orleans and Rio Arriba County, New Mexico. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Baltimore Fishbowl, NOLA Defender, NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune and the Rio Grande Sun.

Managing Editor

Julie Zeglen ( @juliezeglen / Send an email ) Julie Zeglen is the managing editor of Technical.ly and oversees its four markets: Philadelphia, Baltimore, D.C. and Delaware. She first joined the Technically Media team as editor of sister site Generocity, which covers social impact in Philadelphia, and previously worked as managing editor of Star Community Newsweekly, a hyperlocal newspaper focused on Philadelphia's River Wards. The Temple alumna calls West Philly home.

Jonah Freedman ( @ / Send an email ) Jonah Freedman attends Delaware Valley Friends School and will soon attend Wooster College in Wooster, Ohio. For two weeks in May 2019, he is working as an intern at Technical.ly. He enjoys playing video games, reading, writing and listening to lo-fi music.

Lead Reporter, Delaware

Holly Quinn ( @harlequinn823 / Send an email ) Holly Quinn is the lead reporter for Technical.ly Delaware. A Wilmington native and AIHS grad, she 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). When she’s not covering tech in the First State, she writes reviews of local theater productions.

VP of Philadelphia Initiatives

Vincent Better ( @vbetter / Send an email ) Vincent Better is the VP of Philadelphia Initiatives 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.

Production Manager

Sam Markowitz ( @sammarkowitz / Send an email ) Sam Markowitz is the Production Manager for Technical.ly. Previously, he had several years of experience in video and media, most recently as a production manager for Tweed Video. 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.

Marketing Manager

Less Cardinal ( @ / Send an email ) Less Cardinal is the Marketing Manager for Technical.ly. In the past, Less has worked in digital marketing at BAYADA Home Health Care and multiple recruiting agencies throughout the Greater Philadelphia region. In his professional and personal life, he enjoys creating spaces and content that people can enjoy. There is usually a crowd at his house enjoying food, yelling at the ref on tv for a bad call (don’t judge, they can't hear us) and laughing together. He has a huge passion for sports including his local rugby club (Philadelphia Gryphons), Eagles and Sixers.

Director of Marketing and Partnerships

Jeanette Lloyd ( @jah_netti / Send an email ) Jeanette Lloyd is Technically Media's Director of Marketing and Partnerships. 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.

Business Development Manager

Alex Galiani ( @dagaliani / Send an email ) Alex Galiani is the Business Development Manager for Technical.ly Baltimore. Prior to joining our team, he was a founding partner for Capra LLC which provides branded apparel and promotional products to a wide range of clients. Alex has held Sales and Marketing positions for a variety of companies throughout his career. The native of Baltimore and Towson University alum enjoys spending time with his family, coaching youth sports, cycling and the arts.

Business Development Manager

Aileen Connolly ( @aileenconnolly / Send an email ) Aileen Connolly joined Technically Media in September 2016 and is the Business Development Manager for Philadelphia and Delaware. She has five years of business development experience, and is passionate about forming meaningful partnerships through creative solutions. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, rooting on the Pitt Panthers and continuing her personal quest to find the best garlic knots in Philadelphia.

Product Analyst

Kevin Lynch ( @ / Send an email ) Kevin Lynch is a Product Analyst at Technically Media. Kevin recently graduated from Temple University. Having majored in MIS, he hopes to change the way we use data to drive strategy at Technically Media.

Operations Manager

Jane Lee ( @ / Send an email ) Jane Lee is the Operations Manager for Technically Media. Previous to joining the team, she held roles in Retail Management and Buying for specialized boutiques. Jane is currently a MBA candidate at Temple University. She is an avid reader and dedicated to rescuing stray cats.


Zack Seward ( @zackseward / Send an email ) Zack Seward was 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.

Will Schwartz ( @2William / Send an email ) Will Schwartz is a principal at Gold+Root, a boutique communications agency based in New York City. He focuses on high-growth technology companies and social enterprise.

Wafai Dias ( @wdias1 / Send an email ) Wafai Dias is an Arab-American writer. Born and raised in Philadelphia she graduated from Temple University's School of Media and Communication in 2013 and has since been published internationally. By default, she has an interest in politics, technology, culture, diversity and anything thought-provokingly outside of the mainstream narrative.

Vallari Gupte ( @vallarigupte / Send an email ) Vallari Gupte is a multimedia journalist and covers business, technology, politics and education. She has worked for The Colorado Springs Gazette and the Community Impact News in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Gupte is a 2015 graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Tyler Woods ( @Woods_TylerWL / Send an email ) Tyler Woods was the lead reporter for Technical.ly Brooklyn. He has previously worked in television and as a small town print reporter. He’ll answer if you email him.

Tony Abraham ( @TonyAbraham / Send an email ) Tony Abraham was Technically Media's Special Projects Reporter, where he edited Technical.ly's Grow PA series. He reported for both Technical.ly and Generocity and was a Philly News Award winner for Community Reporting of the Year in 2016. A proud native of Allentown, Pa., the Temple University alumnus calls Fishtown home.

Tajha Chappellet-Lanier ( @TajhaLanier / Send an email ) Tajha Chappellet-Lanier was the lead reporter for Technical.ly DC. The California native previously worked for NPR and the editorial board at USA Today. She can talk travel plans all day, and has strong opinions on the best doughnut in D.C.

Sue Spolan ( @extrenergy / Send an email ) Sue Spolan is the founder and CEO of Cohegent LLC. Her career spans journalism and marketing. She's worked in broadcast, print and online journalism and creates and executes social and marketing strategies for Fortune 500 companies and startups.

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.

Samuel Dennis ( @Samuel_M_Dennis / Send an email ) A student at Science Leadership Academy, Samuel Dennis is working with Technical.ly for his individualized Learning Plan. Living in the Overbrook section of West Philly, Dennis enjoys MMORPGs, Japanese culture, making his own music, and technology.

Sabrina Dépestre ( @sabrinadepestre / Send an email ) Sabrina Dépestre is a marketing consultant and freelance writer. She covers underrepresented folks that work in tech and fitness industries. A graduate of Florida International University, she currently resides in Baltimore.

Roberto Torres ( @TorresLuzardo / Send an email ) Roberto Torres was the Technical.ly Lead Philly Reporter from May 2016 to May 2019. Prior, he was a freelance contributor to Technical.ly and Al Dia News. The native Venezuelan moved to Philadelphia in 2015 after reporting on research at his alma mater, the University of Zulia. Whenever he's not fencing deadlines, he can be found standing in line at Overbrook Pizza in West Philly, running Netflix/Hulu marathons with his wife or reading news from Venezuela.

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.

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.

Payne Schroeder ( @ / Send an email ) Payne Schroeder received his bachelor's degree in liberal arts from Temple University and graduated Cum Laude, with honors and distinction in political science. He writes as a freelancer, having reported for award-winning and niche local news publications, including The Temple News, The Philadelphia Public School Notebook, Queertimes.net and Spirit News, The Philly Declaration.

Pariss Briggs ( @ / Send an email ) Pariss Briggs is journalism student at Temple University’s Klein College of Media and Communication. She was previously an intern for Loudoun Now News, and her words can be seen online in Technically Philly, Teen Vogue and Posh Seven Magazine. When she’s not writing or studying, she’s probably watching movies.

Nina Sparling ( @nina_spar / Send an email ) Nina Sparling is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in Civil Eats, WhoWhatWhy and The Rumpus. She is the associate editor of The Tenderloin, an international journal of food writing.

Neal Rosenbluth ( @technicallybk / Send an email ) Neal Rosenbluth is a freelance reporter based in New York City. He previously worked as an educator for the New York City Department of Education.

Naveed Ahsan ( @Naverick92 / Send an email ) Naveed Ahsan is a freelance journalist and a recent Temple University journalism graduate. His writing has appeared in the Daily News, the Philadelphia City Paper, the Notebook and Jump Philly. He primarily writes about tech, music and political activism.

Nadia Adam ( @ / Send an email ) Nadia Adam is a recent Temple University graduate with a bachelor's in neuroscience. After spending her undergraduate years in research labs, she is now transitioning to software development. Originally from New York City, she came to Philly for college and made this city her new home. Outside of science and tech, she enjoys writing poetry and sci-fi stories.

Michael Mascioni ( @ / Send an email ) Michael Mascioni is a freelance writer on digital media, innovation, clean energy and other subjects for such publications as Innovation & Tech Today and Inter Park. He also is co-chairman of the 2017 Future of Immersive Leisure Conference and does market research consulting in digital media. He was managing editor of the A&A Monthly on Interactive Entertainment and co-authored “The Out-of-Home Immersive Entertainment Frontier."

Michael Hall ( @MichaelHallTM / Send an email ) Michael Hall is the artistic geek with a little bit of swag. (Hashtag that!) Hall is the CEO of Digital Grass Innovation & Technology, creating positive content and helping companies embrace inclusive environments for minority, women and LGBTQ people in the technology and entrepreneurship ecosystems. The easiest way to his heart is documentaries and craft beer.

Melissa Simpson ( @PHLMelissa / Send an email ) Melissa Simpson is an IT specialist studying journalism at Delaware County Community College. She plans to graduate with in the fall before transferring to Temple University. When she is not hanging out at West Philly dance parties, it is likely that she is binge-watching some quirky millennial TV series on Netflix.

Melissa Koenig ( @melissakoenig / Send an email ) Melissa Koenig dipped her toes into the tech pond in 2012 when she helped to build Tech in Motion: Philadelphia. She went on to help startups from all over the world as head of programs at DreamIt Ventures. She was Technical.ly's matchmaking lead, supporting direct talent placement. She loves crafting, subway travel, beautiful things and any and all miniature farm animals. You can hit her up on Twitter, but Instagram gets all of her heart-eye emojis.

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.

Max Marin ( @MaxMMarin / Send an email ) Max Marin is a Philly-based journalist and editor. H​e has written for​​​​​ AL DÍA News, the Philadelphia Inquirer, PlanPhilly and other​ ​local ​publications​​. ​He previously worked in the Middle East​.​

Matthew Speiser ( @spyzguyz / Send an email ) Matthew Speiser is a writer living in New York City.

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.

Marielle Mondon ( @mariellemondon / Send an email ) Marielle Mondon is a freelance writer and editor in Philadelphia. A graduate of Columbia Journalism School, her work has appeared in Thrillist, Next City, PhillyVoice and more.

Marcos Dinnerstein ( @marcosd / Send an email ) Marcos Dinnerstein, former Editor of Digital.NYC, now freelances as a communications consultant and advises startups on the NYC tech and startup ecosystem. He is stalking his next full-time position.

Marco Cerino ( @CerinoRoyale / Send an email ) Marco Cerino is a lifelong Philadelphia resident. After completing his Master's in Journalism at Temple University he is pursuing professional writing opportunities in the area. He enjoys spending time with his family in Wildwood Crest, fighting stereotypes about Philadelphians, performing karaoke and drinking craft beer. Despite his beard and ability to pull off tailored slacks, he doesn't consider himself a hipster.

Maggie Heffernan ( @maggieheff3 / Send an email ) Maggie Heffernan is a recent graduate of Haverford College, where she majored in English and served as the editor in chief of its student-run newspaper, The Clerk. Last summer, she interned in the communications department of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, where she wrote a variety of articles on topics involving both patients and staff members.

Lucy Vernasco ( @LuceVern / Send an email ) Lucy Vernasco is a Philly-based writer who previously worked as a deputy digital director for Hillary for America. She's written for The Daily Beast, Motherboard, Bitch Media and more. A Medill School of Journalism grad, Lucy is passionate about politics, running and gender studies.

Lucas Manfield ( @TechnicallyBK / Send an email ) Lucas Manfield is CTO of Streamable, an online video startup located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. He grew up in Portland, Oregon, and lived in the Bay Area for six years before moving to New York. He misses the mountains.

Liz Ellis Mayes ( @liz_mayes / Send an email ) Liz Ellis Mayes is a Washington, D.C.-based multimedia freelance journalist. She writes about U.S. federal energy policy and technology. Her heaven will be a coffee shop with high-speed WiFi and mismatched couches.

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.

Lauren deLisa Coleman ( @@ultra_lauren / Send an email ) Lauren deLisa Coleman is a digi-cultural trend analyst focusing on trends in cultural attitudes as they intersect with emerging tech behavior and the impact of that intersection on business and politics. She has contributed to such outlets at The Daily Beast, The Huffington Post, cnbc.com and MSNBC.

Kevin Yang ( @ / Send an email ) Kevin Yang is a writer for Technical.ly. A member of Masterman High School's Class of 2016, he currently attends the University of Pennsylvania. When he isn't searching for stories, he enjoys trying out new cuisine, having philosophical and political discussions with friends and watching movies.

Kaila Philo ( @ / Send an email ) Kaila Philo is a Baltimore-based freelance journalist. She has written for VICE, Baltimore City Paper, and Red Bull’s Amaphiko magazine. She covers regional art and culture.

Julia Airey ( @howisthatlegal / Send an email ) Julia Airey previously served as the associate editor of The Diplomacist, and sector editor for Tabula Rasa. She led the investigation team for the 2016 #ForcedToUnite conference. In her free time she likes dogs of the large and fluffy variety.

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 was Technical.ly's lead reporter in Delaware.

Joanie Thompson ( @JoanLee_T / Send an email ) Joanie Thompson is a 2014 Venture for America Fellow living and working in Philadelphia. She graduated with a degree in English and American Literatures from Middlebury College where she also worked on film and narrative journalism projects. Joanie likes public radio, big dogs and seltzer water.

Jim Saksa ( @Saksappeal / Send an email ) Jim Saksa is a freelance writer and attorney who has written about esoteric beer laws, behavioral psychology and complex securities legislation for Slate, City Paper and PlanPhilly. He tweets bad puns at @Saksappeal that you should certainly read.

Jess Ryan ( @jessryanco / Send an email ) Jess Ryan is a content and community manager passionate about technology, arts and media. A new Philadelphian, she enjoys wandering the city, meeting new people and enjoying local artists' work.

Jen Rajchel ( @peasandpoetry / Send an email ) Jen Rajchel explores the intersection between the humanities and technology. A transplant from Las Vegas, she is a Bryn Mawr grad who has made the Philly suburbs her home.

Jen Glantz ( @jenglantz / Send an email ) Jen Glantz is an author, public speaker and entrepreneur based in New York City. She is the founder of the Bridesmaid for Hire, a business started in 2014 from a viral Craigslist ad. Her new book, Always a Bridesmaid (For Hire), will be released February 2017 by Simon and Schuster.

Jazmin Goodwin ( @TheLyricalJAZ / Send an email ) Jazmin Goodwin, also known by her alias "The Lyrical JAZ," is a junior broadcast journalism major born in Germany and raised in South Carolina. She currently attends Howard University and is always finding new ways to merge her passion for hip hop, politics and women empowerment into one. She was selected as a recipient of the 2016 White House Correspondents’ Association Scholarship award.

Jason Tashea ( @jtashea / Send an email ) Jason Tashea is a freelance writer focusing on technology's relationship with public policy and law. He is also a legal tech and criminal justice consultant at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City.

Jason Sherman ( @shermanbiz / Send an email ) Jason Sherman is a serial entrepreneur who writes about tech startups for Technical.ly Philly and the Examiner, where he has contributed since March 2012. The cofounder of B2B video platform See2B, he's a drone pilot and official videographer for various tech meetups, as well as frequent tech community mentor. Sherman majored in computer science at Delaware Valley University during the dot-com boom. He loves all things tech, art, music, film, food and his Shih Tzu, Wolfgang.

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.


Ishmael Bishop ( @ / Send an email ) Ishmael Bishop is a writer from North Carolina. You can read more of his work here.

Heather Chin ( @heatherjchin / Send an email ) Heather J. Chin is a freelance journalist whose writings on health, arts, politics, business, and Asian America have appeared in The Week, Village Voice, Kings County Politics, Hyperallergic, Where Traveler, PBS, Brooklyn Reporter, New York Press, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and other outlets. She tweets at @heatherjchin.

Hannah Frishberg ( @hfrishberg / Send an email ) Hannah Frishberg is a fourth-generation Brooklynite, writer, photographer, and the current Editor-in-Chief of Brokelyn. She's working on a book about the many of lives of the Gowanus Batcave.

Greg Ippolito ( @IMA_Greg / Send an email ) Greg Ippolito is the president and creative director of IMA, an award-winning digital marketing firm in Blue Bell, Pa. He writes and speaks on tech issues both inside and outside of marketing. You can reach him at greg@ima314.com or at @IMA_Greg on Twitter.

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.

George Mocharko ( @George_in_DC / Send an email ) George Mocharko is a technical writer and editor who has lived in the D.C. region for most of his life. Mocharko is the producer and host of the "DC Entrepreneur" podcast. The show is broadcast on local radio station WERA 96.7 in Arlington, Va., airing Fridays at 2 p.m. Mocharko loves discovering what's next for the future of startups, business, technology and public policy. He also still listens to music from the '90s.

Gabrielle Brown ( @ / Send an email ) "Gabrielle Brown is a graduate from Salisbury University where she earned her bachelors of arts in Journalism and Sociology. She likes to read, workout and volunteer in her spare time all the while looking fierce while she does it.

Frankie Dillard ( @FrankieDillard / Send an email ) Frankie Dillard is a freelance writer with over 10 years experience in journalism, broadcasting and communications. She has written for The SOURCE Magazine, Philadelphia STYLE and CBSNews.com. She is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College.

Ellen Cranley ( @ekcranley / Send an email ) Ellen Cranley is a journalist living in New York City. A recent Boston University graduate, Cranley has covered news, written features and worked with data. She is passionate about New York's tech sector, and diners.

Eddie Summers ( @edsummers11 / Send an email ) Eddie Summers is one of the youngest executives in higher education and a prominent voice on issues impacting higher education and urban issues. Summers is the executive director of the Brooklyn Educational Innovation Network for the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership. He holds a M.Phil. and Ph.D. in Public and Urban Policy from The New School.

Ebonee Johnson ( @ / Send an email ) Ebonee Johnson is a freelance writer and journalist, covering everything from music journalism to social impact. The recent Temple University alumna currently resides in North Philly with her best buds and Booby the kitty.

Dylan Smith ( @Dsmith2_4 / Send an email ) Dylan Smith grew up in the suburbs of Long Island before heading south to study journalism at the University of Delaware. Smith has written for various startups during his young career and is eager to continue developing his writing.

Dustin Slaughter ( @DustinSlaughter / Send an email ) Dustin Slaughter is a freelance journalist as well as a cofounder and associate editor at local independent news site The Declaration. He lives in South Philadelphia.

Donte Kirby ( @kurbskidurb / Send an email ) Donte Kirby is a writer born and raised in Philadelphia. He writes for publications like Jump Philly, That Music Mag and Philly Weekly primarily as a reason to get out of the house.

Devin Marshall ( @shadowobsessed / Send an email ) Devin Marshall is a freelance photojournalist and Northern California native living in Philadelphia. They have worn many hats working as a staff writer, events correspondent, web editor and arts and entertainment editor. Marshall enjoys tea, rock shows and Japanese rhythm arcade games.

Dawn Musil ( @ / Send an email ) Dawn has a background in science, works in biotech by day and is a beekeeper by night. As a Venture for America fellow, she's passionate about entrepreneurship and finding Baltimore's best cup of coffee.

Danielle Corcione ( @decorcione / Send an email ) Danielle Corcione is a freelance writer with bylines in Teen Vogue, Esquire, Vice, and more. They also run a blog, The Millennial Freelancer, and a newsletter called Rejected Pitches.

Cody Henthorne ( @ / Send an email ) Cody Henthorne is an Android Engineer and an Organizer for Google Developer Group Baltimore. As an organizer of GDG Baltimore, he focuses on spreading knowledge and awareness of all technologies, with an emphasis on teaching beginners and those new to software development.

Cindy Falteich ( @ababestake / Send an email ) Cindy Falteich is a content creator, novelist, ghostwriter, screenwriter, blogger, speaker, optimist and overall helpful person. She was once a stand-up comic, horse trainer and small business owner but now writes full-time in the Philadelphia suburbs.

Christopher Church ( @ / Send an email ) Christopher Church is an innovative, growth-oriented freelance marketer and Co-Editor of The Baltimore Wire. A graduate of Radford University, Christopher is a Northern Virginia native and proud to call Washington, D.C. and Baltimore home.

Chris Barylick ( @ / Send an email ) Chris Barylick is a D.C.-based technology journalist who has accidentally list two hard drives on fire while recovering data from them. Since 2000, he has written for Macworld, the Washington Post, GamePro, IGN, PC Gamer, Playboy and other publications and was once kissed by a moose.

Chris A. Williams ( @enactdev / Send an email ) Chris A. Williams started contributing to Technical.ly Delaware in October 2015. He studied computer science at the University of Delaware before deciding to get a master's in journalism from Northwestern University. Now he enjoys combining both degrees, especially as they relate to civic tech and politics.

Chelsea Prevosto ( @ / Send an email ) Chelsea Prevosto is a freelance reporter from York, Pennsylvania. When she's not busy behind the computer, you can hear her on the air reporting for Radio PA all across the Commonwealth. Chelsea earned her B.A. from The Pennsylvania State University where she was a staff writer at The Daily Collegian.

Chasity Cooper ( @chasityscooper / Send an email ) A communications strategist by trade and digital swaggerist by nature, Chasity Cooper specializes in creating online branding and social media plans for small businesses, entrepreneurs and nonprofit organizations. When she's not blogging or scrolling through her Twitter timeline, you can find her reading the latest on tech and millennials, checking out the newest art exhibit or running through the streets of D.C. with the illest running crew on the planet.

Carolyn Wyman ( @carolynwyman / Send an email ) Carolyn Wyman is a Philly-based food writer who has written extensively about supermarket products — as co-writer of the nationally syndicated newspaper column "Supermarket Sampler" and the author of Better Than Homemade: Amazing Foods That Changed the Way We Eat. She also writes the Philly Food Finds column at Philly.com.

Bridey Heing ( @bridey_heing / Send an email ) Bridey is a freelance writer based in D.C. More of her work can be found here.

Cofounder and Chief Creative Officer

Brian James Kirk ( @brianjameskirk / Send an email ) Brian James Kirk was the Chief Creative Officer and a cofounder of Technically Media, the publisher of Technical.ly and Generocity. Kirk handled 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.

Brian Drew ( @bybriandrew / Send an email ) Brian Drew is a freelance journalist who moved to Philadelphia in October 2017. Drew previously worked at WTOP Radio, the all-news station for the greater Washington, D.C. area, as a producer and managing editor.

Brandon Baker ( @bakerboy92 / Send an email ) Brandon Baker is a graduate of Temple University’s Lew Klein College of Media and Communication and a freelance writer with a fondness for film, geek culture, barbecue and beer. “La La Land” is his pick for Best Picture and he’s not sorry about it.

Brady Dale ( @bradydale / Send an email ) Brady Dale is a tech reporter, comedian and storyteller. In July 2015 he joined the New York Observer. Brady was Technical.ly Brooklyn's lead reporter from August 2013 till June 2015. A native of Pittsburg, Kansas, he went to Cornell and worked as a progressive community organizer for over a decade before quitting his job to pursue writing.

Beth Boyle ( @bethanneboyle / Send an email ) Beth Boyle is a born-and-raised Philadelphian who studied journalism at Temple University. She has written for Philadelphia Gay News, TimeOut and and other publications. She tweets recklessly and often @bethanneboyle.

Benjamin Rusiloski ( @ / Send an email ) Benjamin Rusiloski is the Interim Vice President for Academic Affaris at Delaware Valley University.

Aysha Khan ( @ayshabkhan / Send an email ) Aysha Khan is a freelance journalist based between Baltimore and D.C. She covers digital culture and underrepresented communities. Her reporting and essays have been published in The Washington Post, USA Today, Religion News Service, American Journalism Review and more.

Ashley Paintsil ( @misspaintsil / Send an email ) Ashley Paintsil is a freelance reporter and content strategist for emerging fashion companies. She's interested in the increasingly vibrant intersection of fashion and technology. Paintsil graduated from the University of Delaware with a B.S. in Fashion Merchandising, Journalism and Entrepreneurship.

April Joyner ( @aprjoy / Send an email ) April Joyner is a journalist who covers business, tech and finance. As a freelance writer, she has contributed to OZY, NewYorker.com and FastCompany.com. Joyner's writing has also appeared on Business Insider and USAToday.com.

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.

Andrew Zaleski ( @ajzaleski / Send an email ) Andrew Zaleski is a freelance journalist outside Washington, D.C. He's written for Wired, Backchannel, Popular Science, Fortune, the Washington Post Magazine, the Atlantic and elsewhere.

Amanda Suarez ( @AmandaMSuarez / Send an email ) Amanda Suarez is a contributor to Technical.ly. In Fall 2015, she was the Technical.ly Editorial Audience Growth intern. A native of Northeast Philadelphia, she is a member of the University of Pennsylvania class of 2016.

Allen Peng ( @ALLPNG / Send an email ) Allen Peng is a contributor to Technical.ly. Hailing from the Bay Area, he graduated from NYU with degrees in journalism and Asian/Pacific/American studies. When he's not on Twitter or looking for new music/podcasts, he can be found reading online features, catching up on Counterstrike VODs, or running around Manhattan attending community events.

Agastya Mondal ( @ / Send an email ) Agastya Mondal is a recent graduate of the Johns Hopkins University, where he contributed op/eds to the JHU News-Letter. By day, he works as a technology consultant in D.C. where he is fortunate to learn about new and exciting technologies. In his free time, the native New Jerseyan enjoys all things coffee, film and photography.

Adrienne Yap ( @adrnnyp / Send an email ) Adrienne Yap is a writer and editor for KUL Magazine. She can be found in art galleries dissecting post-internet art or in cafes devouring every article on wearable technology.

Adelle Lin ( @Adellelin / Send an email ) Adelle Lin creates experiences that integrate the digital and physical in playful ways. Working with a variety of creative technologies, she has exhibited works at Burning Man, A MAZE., Maker Faire New York, Come Out and Play Festival and Different Games Conference. An active member of independent games and maker communities in NYC, by day she creates media works for the New-York Historical Society Museum and by night is a playful unicorn at NYC Resistor.

Abby Lee Mosconi ( @ / Send an email ) Abby Lee Mosconi is a Vermont-born, Philadelphia-based freelance writer with an absurdly keen awareness of pop-culture. She received her Master’s degree in Advertising from the University of Texas, but immediately moved back East to the land of hoagies and cheesesteaks where her heart (and stomach) belonged. Outside of writing, Abby moonlights as a cabaret singer across Philly and NYC.

Aaron Jeffers-Howard ( @ / Send an email ) Aaron Jeffers-Howard is a contributor to Technical.ly. A native of West Philadelphia, Aaron has an interest in entrepreneurship, game design and computer engineering. He is a summer 2017 Technical.ly editorial intern.

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