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.
Cofounder and Chief Executive OfficerChristopher 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.
Vice PresidentVincent Better ( @vbetter / Send an email ) Vincent Better is the VP 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.
Managing EditorJulie Zeglen ( @juliezeglen / Send an email ) Julie Zeglen is the managing editor of Technical.ly. 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.
Assistant EditorStephen 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.
Lead Reporter, DelawareHolly Quinn ( @harlequinn823 / Send an email ) Holly Quinn is Technical.ly's lead reporter for 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.
Lead Reporter, PhiladelphiaPaige Gross ( Send an email ) Paige Gross joined the Technically Media team as Philly’s lead reporter after spending two years as a breaking news and crime reporter. She’s a graduate of Temple University where she studied journalism and history, and edited the student-run newspaper, The Temple News. Paige loves anything having to do with true crime, cooking or cheesy television shows. She’s currently trying to stop drinking so much coffee, and kind of failing.
Reporter, BaltimoreDonte Kirby ( Send an email ) Donte Kirby is a reporter for Technical.ly in Baltimore and a Report for America corps member for 2020-2021. A Philadelphia native and graduate of Temple University, he moved to Baltimore in May 2020 after spending over a year in Rwanda serving as a Peace Corps volunteer. Report for America is an initiative of The Groundtruth Project that pairs young journalists with local newsrooms. This position in Baltimore is supported by the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation.
Reporter, PhiladelphiaMichael Butler ( Send an email ) Michael Butler is a reporter for Technical.ly in Philly and a Report For America corps member for 2020-2021. He graduated from Temple University in 2016. In 2019, he was one of the recipients of the Lenfest Institute for Journalism’s inaugural Next Generation Award grant, and selected by the Maynard Institute for Journalism to be a Maynard 200 fellow. Report for America is an initiative of The Groundtruth Project that pairs young journalists with local newsrooms. This position is supported by the Lenfest Institute for Journalism.
LEAD REPORTER, DCMichaela Althouse ( Send an email ) Michaela Althouse is the lead reporter for Technical.ly's DC market. Before starting at Technical.ly, she was the west coast reporter at New Project Media, and has previously written for Washingtonian Magazine, Philadelphia Magazine and Metro Eireann in Dublin, Ireland
Business Development ManagerAileen 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.
Business Development ManagerAlex 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.
Production ManagerSam 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.
Product ManagerLess Cardinal ( Send an email ) Less Cardinal is the Product Manager for Technically Media. 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, watching sports and laughing together. He has a huge passion for sports including his local rugby club (Philadelphia Gryphons), Eagles and Sixers.
Office ManagerNa'Tosha Wyles ( Send an email ) Na’Tosha Wyles is the Office Manager for Technical.ly. Previously, she had several years of experience in public relations, customer service, video production and media. In her most recent position as an Order Management Specialist for Comcast Business and Retention Specialist for Comcast Cable over the span of five years, Na’Tosha further strengthened her professional skills. 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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Technical.ly was co-founded by Brian James Kirk, Christopher Wink and Sean Blanda, who has since moved on as a day-to-day contributor. Read our story here.