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Technical.ly is made of a committed group of young urbanists in the Northeast Corridor. Photos by Philadelphia photographer Colin M. Lenton.
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.
Baltimore City Engineering Alliance ( @ / Send an email ) Baltimore City Engineering Alliance (BCEA) is a non-profit public charity 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to supporting engineering education in Baltimore.
Dan Ivovich ( @ / Send an email ) Dan is the Director of Developer Operations at SmartLogic. He focuses on removing roadblocks and frustrations for the developers, so they can focus on delivering the best code they can.
Ian Round ( @ / Send an email ) Ian Round is a reporter for Capital News Service and a master’s student at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland. He’s from suburban Cleveland, Ohio.
Margaret Roth ( @ / Send an email ) Margaret Roth is a recovering startup founder, having worked everything from product management to business development to team building. Now as the director of portfolio operations at Squadra Ventures, she's looking to share the stories and experiences that make companies, and Baltimore, great.
Serena Thomas ( @ / Send an email ) Serena is a Venture for America fellow involved with Charm City’s startup scene. Baltimore has taken a hold of heart and she is looking to share stories of what makes the city so great.
Managing EditorJulie 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.
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, 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.
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.
Marketing ManagerLess 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, watching sports and laughing together. He has a huge passion for sports including his local rugby club (Philadelphia Gryphons), Eagles and Sixers.
VP of Philadelphia InitiativesVincent 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.
Events ManagerFatima Conteh ( @_FatimaConteh / Send an email ) Fatima is the Events Manager for the Philadelphia Initiatives Team, 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!
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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.