Blogger, programmer, entrepreneur
Blogger, author, programmer, entrepreneur; Gina Trapani is the embodiment of the Web 2.0 renaissance woman who hacks life with the same relish as she hacks computers. In 2005 she founded the award-winning Lifehacker blog, which she led until 2009. Shortly after signing up for Twitter in 2007, she began development on a project that eventually became ThinkUp, an open source web app that helps individuals and businesses search, sort, filter, export, and visualize social media data and conversations in meaningful ways. Currently, she works as a project director at Expert Labs to develop this app for the White House, among other clients. Additionally, Trapani blogs for Fast Company, Smarterware, and Scribbling.net, co-hosts the This Week in Google video podcast, and develops Android apps and Firefox add-ons… for fun.
Fast Company named Trapani one of the Most Influential Women in Technology in 2009 and 2010.
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- Lisa Brewster – Developer relations administrator, HP-Palm
- Leah Buechley – Assistant professor at the MIT Media Lab, director of the High-Low Tech Group
- Shaherose Charania – CEO and co-founder, Women 2.0
- Danese Cooper – CTO, Wikimedia Foundation
- Weili Dai – Co-founder and COO, Marvell
- Mary N. Dillon – CEO, U.S. Cellular
- Mary Jo Foley – Technology journalist
- Mary Lou Jepsen – Founder and CEO, Pixel Qi
- Dr. Christina Lampe-Onnerud – Founder and CEO, Boston Power
- Marissa Mayer – Vice president of geographic and local services, Google
- Stormy Peters – Head of developer engagement, Mozilla
- Sheryl Sandberg – COO, Facebook
- Chris Shipley – Chairman and CEO, Guidewire Group
- Jane Silber – CEO, Canonical Ltd.
- Gina Trapani – Blogger, programmer, entrepreneur
- Cher Wang – Co-founder and chairwoman of HTC and VIA Technologies
- Padmasree Warrior – CTO, Cisco Systems
- Christy Wyatt – Corporate vice president of software applications and ecosystem, Motorola